Mahashivratri, Mahashivratri 2011, Mahashivratri sms, Mahashivratri wallpapers


Mahashivratri, Mahashivratri 2011, Mahashivratri sms, Mahashivratri wallpapers
What is Mahashivratri?
Mahashivratri is known as Great Night of Shiva or Night of Shiva. Auspicious festival of Mahashivratri falls on every year on the 13th or the 14th night in the Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Phalguna or Magha.
Krishna Paksha means waning moon that is, the night before and day of the new moon. Hindu month Phalguna corresponds to the English calender month of February – March.  Mahashivratri Festival is celebrated on a moonless night.
When is Mahashivratri 2011 ?
MahaShivratri 2011 is on March 2, Wednesday. Like every year devotees will celebrate Mahashivratri 2011 very joyfully.

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Happy Mahashivratri :
It is believed that Mahashivratri is the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati and also the night when Lord Shiva performed the Tandava Nritya. Devotees give a ritual bath to the Lingam with the panchagavya – milk, sour milk, urine, butter and dung. Also, Devotees of Lord Shiva offers Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, keeps all day fast and an all night long vigil. Many people consume bhang (cannabis sativa), which is believed to be Lord Shiva’s favourite drink.
On Mahashivratri Devotees of Lord Shiva will go to Shiva temples across the country and spend ‘the Night of Lord Shiva’ by chanting his name. Worshippers of Lord Shiva will apply Tripundra which means the three horizontal stripes of holy ash on the forehead by . It is believed that they represent the three eyes of Lord Shiva.
Mahashivratri, Mahashivratri 2011, Mahashivratri sms, Mahashivratri wallpapers

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