Maha Shivratri 2017 date
When is Maha Shivratri 2017 date : Maha shivratri will be celebrated on Friday, 24 Feb 2017. Maha shivaratri is one of most auspicious and important festival of Hindu, especially for the devotees of Lord Shiva who celebrate the religious festival with great enthusiasm. The Maha shivratri festival is also much popular as ‘Shivratri’ or ‘Great Night of Lord Shiva’, is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha every year on the month of Phalguna or Maagh according to the Hindu calendar. Devotees on Maha shivratri gather in the temples and holy shrines to offer prayers and please Lord Shiva.We can bless our near and dear once, friends by sending wishes or share images with Facebook whatsapp status msg SMS wallpaper hd photo messages pics pictures greetings fb quotes to wish each other as Todays technology era lot of us spend lots of our time on pc, laptop, desktop, tab, mobile due work or interest.
is day remain on fast or perform hour long spiritual meditation by following rituals to commemorate Mahashivratri and be blessed with grace. In the early morning, they visit temples to offer cold water, milk and bael leaves on the Lingam, a symbol for the worship of Lord Shiva, after properly cleaning it. Many sadhus on Maha Shivratri visit shrines and offer marijuana to worshipers to spread the significance of the festival. Wearing a garland made from rudraksha and applying turmeric vermilion or holy ash on forehead symbolizes a holy ritual on this religious festival. Holy mantras are also recited and special puja ceremonies are held throughout the night to celebrate Shivratri. We can bless our near and dear once, friends by sending wishes or share images with Facebook whatsapp status msg SMS wallpaper hd photo messages pics pictures greetings fb quotes to wish each other as Todays technology era lot of us spend lots of our time on pc, laptop, desktop, tab, mobile due work or interest.
Mahashivratri is not only one of the magnificent festivals in India but also in Nepal and other regions where Lord Shiva is worshipped. Among the various popular shrines, Amarnath temple pilgrimage or Mount Amarnath (about 140 km from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir) is believed to be the holiest in Hinduism. Surrounded by fascinating mountainous terrains and picturesque snowy mountains this shrine remains crowded by pilgrims throughout the year especially on Mahashivratri.
For women, Mahashivratri is an auspicious festival. They observe fast and offer prayers both to Lord Shiva and Parvati to shower their grace with a peaceful and blissful married life.
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