Thursday November 23, 2017

Maha Shivaratri


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Large statue of Lord Shiva

The next upcomming Maha Shivaratri is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday February 13th, 2018. 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.'

Celebration\ Observance

The festival involves an all-day and night fasting with offerings of Bael leaves to Shiva.

History

The holiday represents the day Shiva married his wife, Parvati, representing a divine marriage.


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