The next upcoming Maha Shivaratri is on Monday March 4th, 2019. An annual Hindu festival, Maha Shivaratri gives reverence to the Lord Shiva god. The festival is also known as 'Great Night of Shiva' or 'Shivaratri.'
The festival involves an all-day and night fasting with offerings of Bael leaves to Shiva.
The holiday represents the day Shiva married his wife, Parvati, representing a divine marriage.