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Maha shivratri

What is Mahashivratri?
Shivaratri means night of Shiva and Mahashivratri means the great night of Shiva.  Mahashivratri is celebrated to honour Lord Shiva.  it is believed that day of Mahashivratri is most favorite day of Lord Shiva. On the day of Mahashivratri Shiva was married to Mata Parvati.  people worship Shiva on Mahashivratri by  keeping fast, it is also believed that people keep  fast on Mahashivratri who is being set  free from cycle of life and death with Ashirwad  of Lord Shiva.
Maha shivratri
Mahashivratri- kedharnath

When is Mahashiratri?
Mahashivrati is on: Friday, 21st February 2020.

Why Mahashivratri is celebrated?
When Devi Parvati ask Lord Shiva that which is most favorite day the Lord Shiva replied the New Moon of Phalguna month on protein night which is the most favorite day anti that day known as Mahashivratri. there is one story associated with once upon a time  hunter went for the hunting on the night of  Mahashivratri, he hunted the deer  that night  but there was too much darkness and he decided to spend his night on the tree,  any climb up on the tree when he was climbing on the tree, leaves felt down from the tree on Shivalinga below the tree and he didn't eat something on that day so he was fasting unknowingly.  Lord Shiva thought that the hunter offers Beal leaves and fasted for him.
after years pass that Hunter live for a many years, during his time of  death  Yama sent his doots and that  time he realize that is long and Happy living was Prasad of Mahashivratri fast which he kept on that day unknowingly and offered belpatra  to Lord Shiva.
Maha shivratri
Mahashivratri- Muudeshwara

How Mahashivratri is celebrated?
Shivalinga is being worshipped whole night and wash every 3 hours with milk, curd, Honey, ghee and water with chanting of Om Namah Shivaya and offering of belpatra on Mantra of Om Namah Shivay  is being chanted.  on the day of Mahashivratri people visit the temple of Lord Shiva and keep fast on that day and take blessing of lord shiva.