In Pics Maha Shivratri 2017 Celebrations All Over The Country

Maha Shivratri is celebrated in the honour of Lord Shiva, with devotees observing day-long fasts. The term Maha Shivratri is derived from the three words - Maha, Shiva, Ratri. It is believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married on this day. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated on the new moon in the month of Maagha.
In Pics Mahashivratri 2017 Celebrations All Over The Country
Children dressed as lord Shiva celebrating Maha Shivaratri in Bhopal. (PTI Photo)
In Pics Mahashivratri 2017 Celebrations All Over The Country
Devotees participate in a procession on the eve of Maha Shivratri in Jammu. (PTI Photo)
In Pics Mahashivratri 2017 Celebrations All Over The Country
Devotees carry palanquins of Deities during a procession as part of the Maha shivratri festival in Mandi. (PTI Photo)
In Pics Mahashivratri 2017 Celebrations All Over The Country
A devotee dressed up as Lord Shiva participates in a religious procession on eve of Maha Shivratri. (PTI Photo)
In Pics Mahashivratri 2017 Celebrations All Over The Country
Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik creates a sand art on Lord Shiva on the eve of Maha Shivratri at Puri beach. (PTI Photo)

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