The Significance of Mahashivaratri

Maha Shivaratri, which literally translates to “great night of Shiva” is a Hindu festival largely celebrated in India as well as in Nepal. The fourteenth day of every lunar month or the day before the new moon is known as Shivratri (this year it is February 24th). Among all the twelve Shivratris that occur in a calendar year, Mahashivratri, the one that occurs in February-March is of the most spiritual significance. On this night, the northern hemisphere of the planet is positioned in such a way that there is a natural upsurge of energy in a human being. "In the yogic tradition, Shiva is not worshipped as a God, but considered as the Adi Guru, the first Guru from whom all knowledge originate

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