Hindus celebrate for an auspicious festival devoted to Bhagwan Shivaji and is referred as Maha-Shivaratri (Sivaratri). The name MahaShivaratri when translated to english is known as ’Night of Shiva’. Hindus celebrate and perform most of the religious ceremonies during the nighttime. MahaShivaratri is a Hinduism festival celebrated yearly during the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha or Phalguna according to the Hindu calendar.
Bhagwan Shivaji, also referred as Lord Shiva was married to Parvati on the day we now call Shivaratri. This is the night when Shiva is said to have performed the Tandava or the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction. Lord Shiva’s dance and poses of Tandava have influenced positions in Yoga and the classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam.
Hindus and Shivaji devotees repeat the spiritual and holy chant ’OM NAMAH SHIVAYA’. Sages and religious tradition says those who utters the various Names of Shiva during Maha Shivaratri, with perfect devotion and concentration are freed from their sins and reaches the abode of Lord Shiva and lives stress-free & happy. Many devotees and hindu pilgrims travel to historic and auspicious Shiva temples, which reside mostly in India and south asia.
Maha Shivaratri is not celebrated it's a time of spiritual healing everywhere.
May the Choicest Blessings of Lord Shiva shower on us always !!
Wishing you all a very Happy Maha Shiva Ratri!!