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Maha Shiravatri

Maha Shivaratri directly translates to ‘the Great Night of Shiva,’ as it is presumably the night Shiva performed the Tandava Nritya, a dance of preservation, creation, and destruction. This day is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month. This year, it takes place on March 8th.

Maha Shiravatri
Maha Shiravatri

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Mar 08, 2024, 12:00 AM

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Maha Shivaratri is believed to be the night Shiva drank the poison of negativity, holding it in his throat to save the world, which in turn turned his throat blue. Another belief is that this was the day Shiva reunited with his love Parvati. The following day after midnight, puja is celebrated with feasting, fairs, and more. Many people also observe a fast on this day. Members of the South Indian Lingayat sect give gifts to their gurus or spiritual guides. Click HERE to view the resources developed by National Today.

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