Happy Maha Shivratri 2021: How devotees are celebrating the 'Great night of Lord Shiva' in India

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Mar 11, 2021, 11:25 AM IST

Happy Maha Shivratri 2021: This year the festival of Maha Shivratri is on March 11 (Thursday). Maha Shivratri, also known as the `Great night of Lord Shiva,` is a Hindu festival observed by devotees from Kashmir to Kanyakumari with much fervour. Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Magha month, as per the Hindu lunar calendar, and marks the night of the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

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Maha Shivratri 2021 in Maharashtra

Maha Shivratri 2021 in Maharashtra

Maha Shivratri 2021 in Maharashtra: Amid COVID-19 pandemic in the country, devotees are celebrating Maha Shivaratri in Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik, Maharashtra. ANI Photo

 

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Maha Shivratri 2021 in Uttarakhand

Maha Shivratri 2021 in Uttarakhand

Maha Shivratri 2021 in Uttarakhand: Thousands of devotee's throngs to Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar to take a holy dip this morning, on Maha Shivaratri. The city is considered one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage centers because according to popular legend, it was here that Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair. ANI Photo

 

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Maha Shivratri 2021 in Uttar Pradesh

Maha Shivratri 2021 in Uttar Pradesh

Maha Shivratri 2021 in Uttar Pradesh: Devotees assembled in huge numbers at Jharkhandi Mahadev Temple to offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. Following the traditional rituals, priests were seen offering milk and honey to `Shivling,` an iconic representation of Shiva- one of the deities of the Hindu triumvirate. ANI Photo

 

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Maha Shivratri 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir

Maha Shivratri 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir

Maha Shivratri 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir: Devotees perform puja and 'havan' at Shankaracharya temple in Srinagar on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. ANI Photo

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Maha Shivaratri 2021: Har Ki Pauri ghat

Maha Shivaratri 2021: Har Ki Pauri ghat

On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, devotees' thronged to Haridwar's Har Ki Pauri ghat in Uttarakhand to take a holy dip in the early hours of the day. ANI Photo

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Maha Shivaratri 2021

Maha Shivaratri 2021

Thousands of devotees took holy dips in river Ganga in Haridwar, Uttarakhand on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. ANI Photo