Maha Shivaratri Festival – The Night of Shiva
Mahashivaratri , The Night of Shiva is one of the most important hindu religious festival celebration in India. The Shivaratri festival is celebrating in 14th night of the new moon in the month of Phalgun which is falling on the month of February – March in English Calendar.
The literal meaning of Shivratri is “the night of Shiva” devotees believe that Lord Shiva was tied in knot with Parvati, on the auspicious day of Shivratri. During shivaratri, special arts and devotional programmes are organised in the Siva temples on all over the country.
Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the night of the 14th day of Krishna Paksha of Falgun as per the hindu calendar.
Shivratri Celebrations in Kerala
All the Shiva temples in Kerala are ready to celebrate sivrathri on the shivaratri day with various devotional and arts programmes. The important locations in Kerala to celebrate Sivaratri is Aluva in Eranakulam district
Aluva Shivaratri / Aluva Manappuram Shivratri
Aluva manappuram is the most famous location in kerala to celebrate shivratri in Kerala. Aluva shivratri is celebrated at the Aluva siva temple on the banks of Periyar River in Aluva (Manalpuram). Many thousands of devotees are visiting the Maha Deva temple in Aluva Manappuram and take part of the Shivratri festival.
Maha Shivratri 2016 Dates
Maha Shivratri 2016 fall in the day of March 7, Monday this year.
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