Maha Shivaratri is one of the traditional festivals followed by most of the Hindus. This day is believed to be the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Many Hindus follow this festival with utmost tradition. Maha Shivratri is a festival which is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha according to the Hindu calendar. Many people do fasting on this day and show respect to lord shiva on this day.

Maha Shivaratri is one of the most famous traditional festivals celebrated by Hindus. Every year in the month of Feb and March, Maha Shivaratri is celebrated. The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael leaves (Bilva Patra) to Shiva, all day fasting and an all-night vigil (Jagran).  The planetary positions in the Northern hemisphere act as potent catalysts to help a person raise his or her spiritual energy more easily.

Lord shiva saved the whole world from its evil effects; Shiva drank the deathly poison but held it in his throat instead of swallowing it. This made his throat turn blue, and he was given the name Neelakantha, the blue-throated one. Shivaratri is the celebration of this event by which Shiva saved the world.

 

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