Shiva Mahima

Lord Shiva can be praised for his good qualities like simplicity, adjustability and generosity. He is very generous of given sufficient wealth to his devotees, and also would add lot of Punya to their life account. Even some of the non-worshippers of god, and even some people who belong to other religions showed their sincere […]

Ardhanarishvara Shiva | Half-female & Half-male form of Lord Shiva


Ardhanarishvara Shiva is a composite half-female and half-male form of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati Mata. The right half in Ardhanarishwara is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his usual attributes. This form represents how Shakti, the Mother Goddess, is inseparable from Lord Shiva, the Lord of the Lords. Ardhanarishvara form in Puranas Ardhanarishvara form […]

Shivaratri Upvaas | Why observe Fasting on Mahashivaratri?

Fasting in the auspicious day of Shivaratri would be done by the devotees towards seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva. Throughout India, many devotees observe the Shivaratri fast. They used to visit the Shiva temples and worship the Shivalinga and perform abhishekham and deeparadhana to the holy god. They wound meditate and observe fast throughout […]

Maha Shivaratri Lingodbhava Kalam Timings, 1 March 2022

Lingodbhava Kalam is the auspicious time for Maha Shivaratri Shiva Puja. In 2022, Maha Shivaratri Lingodbhava Kalam Time will be on 1 March 2022 midnight, Thursday midnight (the early hours of 12 March according to Gregorian / English calendar). Maha Shivratri or Shivaratri is the most revered night dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shivalinga puja is […]

Maha Shivaratri 2022 | Shivratri 2022 date

Shivratri or Maha Shivaratri is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated with gaiety. In 2022, Maha Shivaratri date is March 1. Maha Shivaratri is observed on Krishna Paksha Trayodasi / Chaturdashi in Falgun month as per North Indian calendars and Krishna Trayodasi / Chaturdashi in Magha month as per Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra […]

Ujjain Mahakal Temple MahaShivaratri 2022 Live Online

Ujjain Mahakal Mandir is one of the Jyotirling Temples and the second busiest Shiva Temple after Varanasi Vishwanath Mandir. Mahashivaratri is one of the most celebrated festivals in Ujjain Mahakal Mandir. In 2022, Mahashivratri date is March 1. You can watch Ujjain Mahakal Mandir MahaShivratri celebrations live online… Mahakaleshwar Navratri is an important festival of […]

Maha Shivaratri, A day of being awake for Hindus

Every year in the month of February or March as per the Georgian calendar or on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha or Phalguna month of the Hindu traditional calendar, Maha Shivratri is one of the foremost and important Hindu festivals. It is grandly celebrated in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is to be […]

Importance of Bilva Patra, Rudraksha & Vibhudi

Lord Shiva is one among the Trimurtis, and is a great god who safeguards us in our every-day life. He is residing at Kailasa and showers his immense grace on to his devotees. His temples are situated all over the world. The 63 Nayanmar saints praise the glory of Lord Shiva and reside in Kailasa […]

What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva?

What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva? What is definition of Shiva Tattva and how to learn or understand Shiva Tattva? You ask what is the Shiva Tattva. I tell you, what is it that is not (encompassed or contained by) the Shiva Tattva? We are all immersed in the Shiva Tattva. […]

Grihapati Avatar of Lord Shiva

As per ancient legend, once a pious sage whose name was Visvanara, lived on the banks of the holy Naramada River in an Ashram along with his consort. Since the noble couple didn’t have a child for a long time, both of them went to Kashi, and offered their humble prayers before Lord Shiva.Lord Shiva […]



Lord Shiva is usually worshipped in the form of Lingam. Lingam worship is famous since ancient times, and if we read Ramayana, we can know that Lord Rama had worshipped Lord Shiva in the form of Shivalingam in Rameswaram Temple, Tamil Nadu. Similarly Markandeya Maharishi, Vibhishana and Ravana also worshipped Shiva in the form of […]

Significance of Bilva Patra in Shiva Puja

Bilva Patra Puja to Lord Shiva

One who worships Mahadeva in the form Linga at the root of Bilva becomes a purified soul, shall certainly attain Siva. One who pours water over his head at the root of the Bilva can be considered to have taken his bath in all sacred waters in the earth verily he is holy. Seeing the […]

Why should a devotee visit Lord Shiva Temple?

Shiva is one of the most prominent Hindu deities and known as “Destroyer” among Trimurti. The temples of Shiva can be found every city of India. Kashi, the most sacred city of India is said to be the favourite of Shiva. Prominently Shiva is worshipped as in the form of Lingam (phallus) rather than his […]

Mahashivaratri | Great Night of Lord Shiva


The word `Shiva’ means Sham mangalam karoti iti Shiva.  Sham means mangalam, Shubham, happiness, fortunate, prosperity: karoti means that which creates mangalam,  or in other words His auspicious presence sanctifies the whole space. His  manifestation as Lord Nataraja in cosmic dancing posture is  Divine Aananda. Lord Shiva represents the three shakthis viz..Ichcha shakthi, Kriya shakthi […]

Mahashivaratri Sand Sculpture 2018

Lord Shiva’s Sand Sculpture for Mahashivaratri 2018.. On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival 2018, Tarani Prasad Mishra, a sand sculptor and artist based in Andhra Pradesh, made Saikata Shivalingam on the occasion of Shivaratri. Shivaratri date is February 13|14, 2018. At the bank of Vamsadhara River near L N Peta in Srikakulam district of Andhra […]

Maha Shivratri Wishes, SMS Messages, Quotes, WhatsApp Status


Maha Shivratri is one such a Hindu festival which is celebrated across the India at fullest Scale. This festival is observed in the honor of Lord Shiva every year in the month of February or March; actually it occurs on 13th or 14th day of Phalguna month of Hindu calendar in Krishna Paksha . On […]

Saikatha Shivalingam 2017 | Mahashivaratri Shiva Sand Sculpture

Lord Shiva’s Sand Sculpture for Mahashivaratri 2017.. On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival 2017, Tarani Prasad Mishra, a sand sculptor and artist based in Andhra Pradesh, made Saikata Shivalingam on the occasion of Shivaratri. Shivaratri date is February 24, 2017. At the bank of Vamsadhara River near L N Peta in Srikakulam district of Andhra […]

What to do on Shivarathri?

The devotees of Shiva perform various religious activities such as Rudraabhishekam (an activity where the devotees pour 108 urns of water and other liquids on the lingam) while reciting the phrases from the holy texts and worshipping with Bilva Patra (a type of leaf). Another aspect of Mahashivratri is that devotees after fasting for the […]

‘Maha Shivarathri Yatra’ procession will cover 7 km in South Africa for ‘Universal Peace’

“Maha Shivarathri Yatra” procession, directed at “Universal Peace”, will cover about seven kilometers on February 19 in Lenasia, a part of City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, in South Africa. Organized by Hindu Coordinating Council, this annual “Maha Shivarathri Yatra” will include many floats. Starting with a hawan at six am from Saiva Sithantha Sungum Mandir, […]