Mahashivaratri

Kailash Bisht Noida “The Mahashivaratri is celebrated in the honour of Lord Shiva and remains one of the biggest acts of faith I have experienced in my life! It was indeed touching to see thousands of devotees gathering infront of the Pashupatinath Temple. The entire night came alive with chants, prayers, songs and countless other holy functions.”

Mahashivaratri (the Night of Shiva) is one of the primary festivals of Nepal – celebrated in honour and glory of the Hindu god Shiva. In the Hindu calendar, the 14th day of every lunar month or the day before the new moon is known as Shivaratri. Mahashivaratri, occurring in February-March, is the most spiritually significant.

It is believed that on this auspicious night, the northern hemisphere of the planet is positioned in such an excellent way that there is a natural upsurge of spiritual energy in a human being – pushing them towards their spiritual peak. The night-long festival, during which devotees stay both awake and wakeful, allows this spiritual energy to reach its zenith.

For ascetics and spiritual seekers, Maha Shivaratri is celebrated to mark not only the union of Shiva and Shakti (the consort of Shiva who embodies the divine feminine primordial...

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