Maha Shivratri

By: Parkhi Aggarwal

14, Apr 2016 @ 12:04 AM
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Start Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017                     End Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017
Venue: Rajasthan, India
Related to: Rajasthan Travel Guide

About Festival: Indian festivals are the reflection of human belief on traditions and customs that are related to spiritualism in one or the other way. Maha Shivratri is one of the well-known upcoming fairs and festivals Rajasthan which is celebrated throughout the country every year. Maha Shivratri is the popular festivals of Rajasthan which falls during Magha month according to South Indian calendar and during Phalguna month as per North Indian calendar.

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Top attractions : Famous festivals of Rajasthan especially Maha Shivratri is celebrated in every temple of Lord Shiva throughout Rajasthan. Some of the chief attractions of this cultural festivals Rajasthan include lively fair all around the temple area, people carrying kanwars on their shoulders and the heavy crowd in temples. Tourists from abroad visit Rajasthan to admire the Lord Shiv-pooja the entire Maha Shivratri night.

How it is celebrated : Maha Shivratri is usually celebrated during February or March every year according to festival calendar Rajasthan. The day marks the marriage celebration of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati. People keep fast the entire day in order to get rid of their sins. In the morning people visit temples to worship Lord Shiva. The main rituals of pooja are performed during night. Devotees break the fast the next day after taking bath and finishing the pooja.

What people do : Maha Shivratri the festivals of Rajasthan in March is widely celebrated among Hindu majority. People from different corners of the nation visit main Indian jyotirlingas along with any local Lord Shiva temple. Married women along with their husbands worship Shiv for the well-being of their husbands. Young unmarried girls keep fast the whole day for the desire of getting the best husband. Tourists visit Rajasthan to enjoy the ecstasy at fair and the festivity all around the state. Apart from Maha Shivratri there are many other fest that are included in the Rajasthan festival list.

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