Why should Hindus worship Lord Shiva?

Lord Siva is one of the most revered gods of the Hindu pantheon, regarded as the Lord of the all powerful Gods themselves. Among all the 33 crore Hindu dev-devis , if there is one god who has successfully treaded all social hierarchies and enjoyed popularity among people from all classes and castes, then it […]

What is Maha Shivaratri?

Maha Shivratri is one of the foremost and important Hindu festivals. It is grandly celebrated 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 in reverence of Lord Shiva. This particular auspicious day […]

What you should know about Lord Shiva?

In Hinduism, there are many Gods and Goddesses. Among the several interesting facts related to Lord Shiva, the foremost interesting facts are that the Lord is The God Who’s Always High, The destructive force. And The Lord is the most fascinating of Gods. Lord Shiva is the dissolving direct or indirect force in life Unlike […]

Maha Shivarathri for Shaivites

Maha Shivratri is the night that is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva according to the Hindu mythology. As the name itself suggests, ‘Shiv’ refers to the Lord Shiva and ‘ratri’ refers to night in Hindi literature. This is an annual festival and is also called the ‘Padmarajarathri’. Not only that, there are several […]

Masa Shivaratri 2014 (Monthly Shivratri dates in 2014)

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Masa Shivaratri 2014, Monthly Shivratri dates in 2014, list of Maas Shivaratri in 2014… Masa Shivaratri is an auspicious day to perform Shiva Puja. It falls on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi, a day prior to Amavasya or No Moon. Maha Shivaratri is observed on Masa Shivratri in Magh month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada […]

Association of Men devotees with Shivarathri

Maha Shivaratri generally happens to fall in the 2nd half of ‘Phalguna’ month (Feb/March), during the dark lunar phase on the auspicious 14th night of ‘Amavasyha’. It is Hindu religious festival that is celebrated with annually with gaiety and pomp across India. All through the night, acolytes of Lord Shiva keep watch over the ‘Lingam’-the […]

Why Hindus observe Shivarathri?

‘Maha Shivarathri’ which also religiously known as ‘Padmarajarathri’, is one of the most popular Hindu festival which calls for a majestic celebration every year, conducted as a divine tribute to Lord Shiva. The 13th or the 14th day of the Phalguna Month based on the Hindu calendar calls for this celebration. As a mark of […]

Maha Shivaratri 2013 Sand Sculpture of Lord Shiva

On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival 2013, Tarani Misro, a sand sculptor and artist based in Andhra Pradesh, made Saikata Shivalingam on the occasion of Shivaratri. Shivaratri date is March 10, 2013. At the bank of Vamsadhara River near L N Peta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, he made a saikata lingam where Chakra […]

Maha Shivratri Quotes by Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living

Here is the importance of Maha Shivaratri & quotes on Shivratri as told by Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living… Mahashivratri is the day when the Shiva tattva touches the ground, touches the earth. The consciousness which is always ten inches above the material ground; the aura, the ethereal world which is ten […]

Maha Shivaratri 2012 wishes to all, Shivratri shubhkamnaye

Hindupad wishes a Happy Maha Shivaratri festival to all. Shivaratri is the biggest festival for all Shiva devotees and is one of the largest for all Hindus. Today, 20 February 2012, is Shivaratri. Shiva Lingodbhavam, Shiva Parvathi Kalyanam, Brahmotsavam in Shiva temples, Jatras (fairs), and many other rituals at temples attract millions of devotees. Jagran […]

Shivratri 2012, Maha Shivaratri 2012 date, Mahashivratri Festival

Shivratri, Maha Shivaratri is a major festival for Lord Shiva Puja. Maha Shivratri 2012 or Shivratri 2012 date is 20 February 2012. It falls on Masa Shivaratri day in February 2012. Shivaratri corresponds to Falgun Krishna Chaudas in North Indian calendar, and Magha Shukla Chaturdashi in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. Special pujas are performed in […]

Masa Shivaratri March 2012 date

Masa Shivaratri, a meritorious Shiva Pujan, is observed on Chaturdashi in Krishna Paksha (Vad Paksh) of each Hindu month. It is also known as Monthly Shivaratri. Masa Shivaratri in March 2012 is Maha Shivaratri (20 February 2012). It falls in Falgun month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Magha month as per the Panchangas […]

Masa Shivaratri 2012, Monthly Shivratri dates in 2012

Masa Shivaratri is an auspicious day to perform Shiva Puja. It falls on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi, a day prior to Amavasya or No Moon. Here you can get the list of Masa Shivaratri 2012 dates. Maha Shivaratri is observed on Masa Shivratri in Magh month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada Calendars; and in […]

Maha Shivaratri Sand Sculpture 2011 by Tarani Misro

Tarani Misro, famous sand sculptor from Coastal Andhra Pradesh, made Saikata Shivalingam on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri 2011 on the bank of Nagavali River near L.N. Peta in Srikakulam district. It is to note that Maha Shivaratri 2011 date is March 2, Wednesday. During Shivaratri at Vamsadhara river banks, Chakratheertha snanam will be held […]

What is the meaning of Mahashivaratri – Shivaratri Significance

Maha Shivaratri is the festival celebrated during the night and is completely dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is also known as the destroyer of evil and the remover of ignorance. The Puranas describe some stories to explain the myth about ‘why is Shivarathri celebrated during the night time. Maha Shivratri 2012 date is February 20. […]