What is Mahashivaratri, Why is Shivratri celebrated, Importance of Shivaratri

In the Puranas many stories and legends explain the origin and significance of the festival Maha Shivaratri. As per one legend, during the period of churning the ocean by the gods and the demons, a pot of poison (Kaal koot) emerged from the ocean. This sudden incident terrified the dev ganas and asura ganas as […]

Komuravelli Shivaratri Jathara, Pedda patnam celebrations at Komurelli Mallanna Temple

Komuravelli Mallikarjuna swamy Temple (Komurelli Mallana Gudi) is one of the famous temples in Telangana state. In 2017, Shivarathri date is February 13. Shivaratri Jatara or Pedda Patnam is the major festival of Komuravelli temple. Pedda patnam is a ritual which attracts tens of thousands of devotees all across the state. The temple is located in Siddipet district. […]

Shivaratri 2015 | Maha Shivaratri 2015


Shivratri (Maha Shivaratri) is a major festival for Lord Shiva Puja. In 2015, Maha Shivratri date is February 17, Tuesday. It falls on Masa Shivaratri day in February 2015. 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 Kashi […]

Religious role of Shivarathri

Hindu religious history describes the Supreme Being, God Shiva as the third trinity after Brahma and Vishnu. According to religious faith, God Shiva is destroyer of the world as also calm preserver, being lover of Goddess Parvati (spouse – the Shakti or power) at the same time he himself being the power. In Hindu religious history, […]

Why Shivarathri is celebrated by the Hindus?

Hindus observe the major festival named Shivarathri throughout India on the thirteenth night from the New Moon day in the month of Palghun, which is falling between Feb-March of the English calendar every year, to get the blessings of Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu trinities.According to the legends coming out of Puranas prevailing in […]

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 […]

Religious Importance of Mahashivratri

India is well known globally as the land of festivals with its rich cultural heritage. Mahashivratri is an important Hindu festival that is totally dedicated to Lord Shiva – One of the trinity Gods of Hindu religion. As per Hindu mythology Lord Shiva is known as destroyer of the evil. Mahashivratri is regarded as an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sababthi Temple, Powerhouse Road, Thiruvananthapuram

Sri Sababthi temple is situated on the Power house road, in the district of Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala in South India. The presiding deity of this temple is Nataraja (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none. The holy tree of this temple is banayan tree. The holy water of this temple is nearby […]

Shivarathri at Thalassery Temples

Shivarathri is marked with grand festivity in many Lord Shiva temples in the town of Thalassery in the district of Kannur in the state of Kerala. These shrines are as follows. Thrccherumanna Sree Maha Siva (Akkara Kottiyoor) Temple is situated on the northern side of Baavati River and at a distance of 64 km. northeast […]

Shivarathri at Sri Kalahasti Temple & Patala Vinayaka Temple

Srikalahasti town is known for its historical Kalahastishvara shrine. Most of the devotees and pilgrims who make holy trip to Trupathi normally visit Srikalahasti which is just 30 km from here. Though it is regarded to be a Lord Shiva shrine, it is also the place where devotee and pilgrims and pilgrims first worship Patala […]

Nitheeswarar Temple, Annamputhur, Viluppuram

Sri Nitheeswarar temple is based in the sub-town known as Annamputhur, in the district of Viluppuram, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The principal deity of this temple is Nitheeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none. The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is […]

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 […]

Kollam Shiva Temples

The district of Kollam and its head quarter region is blessed with many Lord Shiva temples that are the right place for the celebration of Shivarathri and other festivals and auspicious days related to this Lord. The shrines of this region are as follows. In Chavara town there are many temples – Chovara Chitham pareswarapuram […]

31 Feet Tall Rudraksha Shivlinga at Dharampur near Surat, Gujarat

31 feet Rudraksha Shivaling Gujarat

31 Feet tall Rudraksha Shivlinga at Dharampur in Gujarat will set a new record for Batuk Vyas, a Rudraksha expert from Dharampur in Valsad district. After entering the Limca Book of Records twice, this is his third attempt in order to set a new record. This Rudraksha Shivling is prepared with 20 lakhs Rudraksha beads. […]

Shivaratri Brahmotsavam at Kapila Theertham, Kapileshwara Swamy Temple in Tirumala Tirupati

Shivaratri Brahmotsavam is a grand festival in Kapila Theertham or Sri Kapileshwara Swamy Temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram in Tirumala Tirupati. In 2013, Shivratri Brahmotsavam begins on March 3 with Dhwajarohanam and Ankurarpana and ends on March 12 with Shiva Parvati Kalyanotsavam & Dhwajavarohana. Various Vahana sevas are performed to Lord Kapileshwara during the 9-day annual […]