Saturday, 9 December 2017

When is Maha Shivaratri 2018? | How it is Celebrated?

When is Maha Shivaratri 2018 – How it is Celebrated Shivratri : Festival of Maha Shivaratri in 2018 is on on February 13, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is celebrated with religious fervour by devotees.
Maha Shivratri is observed on the 13th night/14th day of the 11th Hindu month of Phalguna or Maagh (February-March) every year.
The all day and night prayers and devotion is the main attraction.
Huge crowd of devotees gather outside Lord Shiva’s temples early in the morning for prayers. Devotees present offerings in the form of coconut, fruits, Bilva (Bael) leaves and especially made sacred food for the occasion.
As devotees pray to the Lord, they chant “Om Namah Shivaya!” throughout the night.
maha shivratri To start with, Maha Shivratri is said to be the day when Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. Thus, the day is the union of Shiva and Shakti, the two greatest forces of the Universe.
According to the Shiva Purana, the Mahashivaratri worship must incorporate six items:
  • Bathing the Shiva Linga with water, milk and honey. Woodapple or bel leaves are added to, which represents purification of the soul;
  • Vermilion paste is applied to the Shiva Linga after bathing it. This represents virtue;
  • Offering of fruits, which is conducive to longevity and gratification of desires;
  • Burning incense, yielding wealth;
  • The lighting of the lamp which is conducive to the attainment of knowledge;
  • And betel leaves marking satisfaction with worldly pleasures.

When is Maha Shivaratri 2018 ?

This year Maha Shivaratri will be celebrated on 13th February.
Many Hindus believe that those who worship Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Maha Shivratri would be cleansed of all their sins, making it one of the most important festivals for the Hindu religion.
Soon we will be updating a lots of content about Maha Shivaratri 2016. So, stay in touch with us. This is special festival wishes, wallpaper, greeting etc are also exchanged among friends, family members.


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