Maha Shivaratri Festival of Lord Shiva


Maha Shivaratri Festival 2013 is a popular Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shivaratri is celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha on Kumbha month (February – March). Maha Shivaratri Festival 2013 date is on 10th March 2013.

According to Hindu mythology, Shivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed Shiva Tandava, the divine dance. Another story is that Lord Shiva was married to Goddess Parvati on this day.

Lord Shiva picture Maha Shivaratri Festival 2013

Shivratri which literally means the Night of Shiva is one of the popular festivals celebrated by Hindus all over the World. Devotees of Shiva observe Shivaratri fasting and offer Bilwa leaves to perform Shiva pooja. In temples, Sivaratri festival is celebrated with special poojas through out the night such as Sahasra Kalasabhishekam and Rudrabhishekam.