New Delhi, MAR 11 2021|| PIB

Synopsis:
The festival is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha according to the Hindu calendar. The day is celebrated to venerate Lord Shiva, an important deity in Hindu culture. … From that day onwards, the night came to be known as Maha Shivratri and people began worshipping Shiva with great enthusiasm.

Maha Shivratri is an annual festival dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the main Hindu Festival among the Shaiva Hindu Diaspora from India & Nepal.

The festival is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha according to the Hindu calendar. The day is celebrated to venerate Lord Shiva, an important deity in Hindu culture. … From that day onwards, the night came to be known as Maha Shivratri and people began worshipping Shiva with great enthusiasm.

On this day, married women observe fast to maintain peace in their married life whereas unmarried women observe this fast to get married. Devotees visit nearby Lord Shiva temples and offer milk, fruits, and other food items for Lord Shiva.

On this day, devotees take early bath, wear the auspicious green coloured clothes and visit the nearest Shiv temple to offer prayers to the Shiva Linga. If you can’t wear on green, you also have the option to wear red, white, yellow, orange on this day.

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