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Maha Shivaratri poem is written in honour of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in every year on the 13th night and 14th day of the month of Phalgun in the Hindu calendar. This falls mostly in the month of February and March. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated at night. Devotees of Lord Shiva visit temples in day times as well as at night. During this Maha Shivaratri the devotees fast in honour of Lord Shiva for his blessings. Let us enjoy a poem on this great religious occasion.

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Maha Shivaratri
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Meditating Shiva on Maha-Shivratri

Also called মহা শিৱৰাত্রি ( Assamese)
মহা শিবরাত্রি (Bengali)
महा शिबफुजा ( Bodo )
મહા શિવરાત્રી (Gujarati)
ಮಹಾಶಿವರಾತ್ರಿ (Kannada)
മഹാ ശിവരാത്രി (Malayalam)
महा शिवरात्रि (Marathi)
महा शिवरात्रि (Nepali)
ମହା ଶିବରାତ୍ରି (Odia)
ਮਹਾਂ ਸ਼ਿਵਰਾਤਰੀ (Punjabi)
महा शिवरात्रि (Sanskrit)
மகா சிவராத்திரி (Tamil)
మహా శివరాత్రి (Telugu)
Observed by Hindus in Bangladesh, Guyana, India, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago
Type Religious
Significance self study, Night of marriage between Shiva and Parvati, yoga[1]
Observances Fasting, yoga, all night vigil, worship of Lingam[1]
2019 date 4 March (Monday)[2]
2020 date 21 February (Friday)[3]
Frequency Annual


Mahashivaratri means the grand night of Lord Shiva

Also known as Mahashivaratri or Shivaratri festival

Mahashivaratri festival marks the wedding day

Wedding of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati

Some legends say – on this auspicious day

Lord Shiva performed “TANDAVA”

The dance of primal creation, preservation and destruction.

As per the “Linga Purana”, it is stated

On Mahashivaratri, Lord Shiva manifested

Manifested himself in the form of “LINGA”

This day is extremely auspicious

All the incidents make it a Mahashivaratri

The grand night of Lord Shiva.

In the Hindu month of Falguna

On the moonless 14th night of the new moon

Which generally corresponds to month of March in English Calendar

This day devotees observe as Mahashivaratri

Observe fast throughout the day and night

Honour Lord Shiva with visits to Shiva temples

Do the ritual bath of Shiva Lingam

Bathe Lingas with milk, water, honey, belpatra, flowers etc.

To please the Lord Mahadeva for peace and prosperity

And dispel darkness and ignorance.

Let us all pray to the Almighty, Lord Mahadeva

Let us take his help and blessings for a better world

To create peace and prosperity for ourselves as well as for others

Oh! Almighty Mahadeva, oh! Lord Shiva

We are your children, help us to prosper

Bless us for new strength to inspire others

Help us to contribute to build new world order.

….Ratikanta Singh.