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Maha Shivaratri Festival – A Hindu Celebrations

Posted On:Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Maha shivaratri Festival


Maha Shivaratri Festival celebrates by the Nepali people in the honor of Lord Shiva. It is a major holy festival in Hinduism; because the Maha Shivaratri festival is base on the Hindu Lunar Calendar, the date changes every year. Shivaratri has celebrated the arrival of spring 13th night 14th day in the month of Falgun, According to the Nepali calendar. It is a major festival in Hinduism. It observes by remembering Lord Shiva.

This day also celebrates as the marriage day of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Maha Shivaratri celebrates by all Hindus in their home, temples, schools, dams etc. Most of the people do fast on this day and pray.

Maha Shivaratri celebrates at the night. There are all-night prayers and villages representing Shiva’s ability to overcome the dark evil. And most of the tourist and foreigners came here to visit and observed the things. They enjoy visiting during the most auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri. Hundreds of thousands of devotees visit Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, one of the holiest place of the Hindus in Valley. Pashupatinath is also famous as the protector of the valley. This place is famous for Lord Shiva.

Maha Shivaratri Festival also is known as one of the most celebrated religious festivals for Hindus. Every year the Hindus from all over the world are enjoying this festival. Pashupatinath Temple is the place with the biggest crowd on this day. Apart from the Puja and Darshan (Worship), there are so many attractions for the visitors.

As Maha Shivaratri is mainly related to the night, the devotees stay up all the night and pray Lord Shiva. It is not unusual to see Babas and Yogis naked or smoking marijuana during this festival. Although marijuana is illegal in Nepal. But at this night most of the youngsters smoke weed and marijuana. This night is taken as a holy night of the year.

On Maha Shivaratri, married women pray for the well-being of their husbands, unmarried women pray for a husband like Shiva. Lord Shiva is also prayed by Goddess Parvati.