What to do on Mahashivratri 2023 & Why to Celebrate Shivratri

Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the three major deities in Hinduism.

It is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark half of the Hindu month of Phalguna, which usually falls in February or March. 

According to legend, on this day, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married, and hence it is considered an auspicious day for devotees to worship them. 

It is believed that on this day, Lord Shiva performed the Tandava dance, a cosmic dance of creation and destruction. 

The festival is celebrated by devotees all over India by fasting, offering prayers and performing rituals.  

Devotees usually keep a strict fast on this day and offer bilva leaves, milk, honey and other offerings to Lord Shiva.  

Many people also visit Shiva temples and perform Rudra Abhishekam, a special worship ceremony, to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. 

Mahashivratri is considered to be one of the most important festivals in Hinduism and is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm. 

It is believed that observing the festival with sincerity and devotion can help one attain spiritual liberation and remove all sins. 


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