Mahashivratri is the most popular and one of the prime religious festivals of Hindus. The festival is to commemorate the Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu supreme Trinity. It is falls on the dark, moonless night of the Phalgun month. People observed one day and night fast on the particular day. It is festival of belief, devotion and religious fervor.
Time to Celebrate:
The Mahashivratri is held on the fourteenth day of the dark half of Hindu month Phalgun.(February – March)
Shiva is believed to be the supreme God of destruction and the festival of Shivratri is the manifestation of the supreme deity. Though there are different traditions and customs related to Shivratri are followed by the devotees but strict fast throughout the day is mainly observed. It is believed that worshipping of Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivratri will certainly remove all their sins and let them free from the life cycle of the world. Devotees visit their nearest Shiva temple to perform rituals and puja ceremony and offered various elements in alignment. Although worship of Shiva continuous throughout all the day but somewhere followers prefer the nightlong puja of Lord Shiva which are performed with some special rituals. Nightlong vigil also performed with other rituals.