When is Maha Shivratri (महा शिवरात्रि) in 2017?


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If yes, you have come to the right place. Maha Shivratri (महा शिवरात्रि) in 2017 will be observed on Friday, 24th February.

As per Hindu Calendar, Maha Shivratri (महा शिवरात्रि) falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of February – March in English Calendar. Celebrating the festival of Shivaratri devotees observe day and night fast and perform ritual worship of Shiva Lingam to appease Lord Shiva. Among all the twelve Shivratri that occur in a calendar year, Maha Shivratri (महा शिवरात्रि) is of the most spiritual significance.

However, Maha Shivratriin (महा शिवरात्रि) in 2017 will be observed on Friday, 24th February. According to one of the most popular legends, Maha Shivaratri (महा शिवरात्रि) marks the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Some believe that it was on the auspicious night of Shivaratri that Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava’, the dance of the primal creation, preservation, and destruction. It is believed that the people who fast on this night and offer prayers to Lord Shiva bring good luck into their life.
Hindu temples across the country are decorated with lights and colorful decorations and people can be seen offering night long prayers to Shiva Lingam. Woodapple leaves, cold water, and milk are offered to the Shiva Lingam on this day as they are believed to be Lord Shiva’s favorite.