MAHASHIVRATRI CELEBRATION

MAHASHIVRATRI CELEBRATION

MAHASHIVRATRI CELEBRATION

Lord Shiva is seen as the first Yogi or Adiyogi, Lord Shiva also known as Neelkanth, Kalyankari, Rudra, Bholenath, Bhole Baba, Shiv Shankar, Cannabis God, and by many other countless names has devotees in every nook and corner of the globe. Mahashivratri is one such festival that is celebrated by the Hindus in great reverence to Lord Shiva. It is a day to commemorate the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Apart from being a major festival for Shiva worshippers, it is also one of the prominent Hindu festivals. As per the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated every year on the 13th night or 14th day of the Maagha month which falls in February. If you want to know the handful of places which exhibits a grand affair of Mahashivratri then go on and read the blog.

Varanasi

One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi houses one of the most important Shiva temples in the country (Kashi Vishwanath). On this day, people from all over the country come to the spiritual capital of India and perform rituals. Some people also observe this day by fasting all day long. Wedding procession of Lord Shiva also takes place in which people play roles of different gods. The procession includes music, dance and consuming Bhang. Bhang is a legal form of marijuana which is widely consumed in Varanasi with a belief that it is a blessing of Lord Shiva.