Shiva Kalyanam, Shiva Parvati Kalyanam is the marriage ceremony of divine couple, Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati. Shiva Kalyanam is celebrated during Shivaratri. Usually, Shiva Kalyanam is performed on the day after Shivaratri.
As per the Hindu legends, Lord Vishnu performed Kanya Daanam of Parvati to Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma was the Yagna Kartha in Shivas marriage. It is to note that Maha Shivaratri 2016 date is March 7.
Shiva Kalyanam is celebrated with utmost pomp and gaiety in all South Indian temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Srikalahasti hosts the divine marriage of Kalahasthiswara swamy and his consort Gnana Prasunambika where as Srishailam hosts Mallikarjuna swamy kalyanam with his consort Bhramambika.
In Vemulawada temple, Kalyanam of Rajarajeshwara swamy and Goddess Rajarajeshwari is performed on the day after Shivaratri.
Some devotees continue their Shivaratri Vratam till Shiva Kalyanam. Hindus believe that it is very auspicious and prosperous to have Shivakalyanam image at their home.
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