Maha Shivrathri

Mahashivratri :Why Is This Festival Of Such Great Spiritual Significance?

There are various theories to the origins of this Hindu festival. It symbolises the night when Lord Shiva performed the famous 'Tandava Nritya'. The term Mahashivratri is derived from the three words - Maha, Shiva, Ratri. It is thus, a night to...

Maha Shivaratri Celebrated Annually In Reverence Of The God Shiva

It is believed to be the day Shiva saved the universe by drinking "haalaahala" the poison that emerged from the churning of the ocean (samudra manthana). While most Indian festivals are celebrated during the day, Shivaratri is celebrated during ...

Maha Shivratri : Why We Celebrate Shivratri

Maha Shivratri, which literally translates to "great night of Shiva" is a Hindu festival largely celebrated in India as well as in Nepal. The festival is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha according to the Hindu calendar. Th...

Unique Festivals In Nepal: Holi And Maha Shivaratri

There are two festivals in Nepal which I can recommend to experience; the Maha Shivaratri and Holi. During the Maha Shivaratri you will join hundreds of Sadhoes, whilst the Holi festival is all about celebrating the start of Spring with lots of ...

Rituals Of Maha Shivaratri

A number of legends in Hindu mythology explain the observance of the various rituals during Maha Shaivaratri. A particular legend has it that Lord Shiva once declared the 14th night of the dark fortnight of the Phalgun month to be his most favour...

Bhakti Amritam - Sanskrit Mantras & Slokas With Meaning

Om, May there be Peace in Heaven, May there be Peace in the Sky, May there be Peace in the Earth, May there be Peace in the Water, May there be Peace in the Plants, more ....

Fasting On Shivratri

There are countless numbers of divine spots which are pulling spiritual Shiva devotees in abundance year after year. The prayer to the almighty is not at all completed without fasting especially during Maha Shivrathri

Thandai Recipe - Maha Shivaratri Prasadam Recipes

Recipe for making Thandai as Maha Shivrathri Prasadam: Soak all the nuts,poppy seeds,melon seeds in water for two hours. Grind it to a smooth paste adding the required water. Boil milk ,add sugar,dissolve and set aside. read more ...

Shivratri Prayers And Mantras ~ Hindu Blog

Shivratri Prayers and Mantras - Mahashivratri Prayers and Mantras to chant

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Why is this Festival of Such Great Spiritual Significance?