Maha Shivaratri – All you need know about Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva.

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According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha.

It is believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married on this day.

On this day devotees observe fast and worship Lord Shiva by chanting ‘Om Namah Shiva’. Shiv Lingam is bathed with milk, water, honey, curd and ghee (purified butter)  signifying purification of the soul.

Maha Shivratri is celebrated across India and in neighbouring Nepal. In India, the most popular celebrations take place in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, where Lord Shiva is believed to have stayed. Here, devotees carry out large processions with idol of Lord Shiva.

Here’s an exhaustive playlist of songs that will certainly get you into the festive mood:

Jai Jai Shiv Shankar
Film:
Aap Ki Kasam (1974)
Singer:
Kishore Kumar

Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Film:
Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)
Singer:
Lata Mangeshkar

Bam Lahiri
Album:
Kailsa
Singer: Kailash Kher

O Shivji Bihane Chale
Film:
Munimji (1955)
Singer: Hemant Kumar

Aate Hain Kashi Se Hokar
Film:
Kailashpati (1962)
Singer: Mahendra Kapoor

Chale Bhole Baba Byah Rachane Ko
Film:
Kailashpati (1962)
Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Adiyogi – The source of Yoga
Singer:
Kailash Kher

 

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