The Hindu festival of Mahashivaratri is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Magh month, as per the Hindu lunar calendar. Maha Shivaratri literally means ‘the night (ratri) of the Supreme God principle (Shiva)’.
The Symbolism of Shiva
The stature of Shiva in Hinduism has always been of a God that is mystical, shrouded in mysteries beyond mortal comprehension. Popularly known as Mahadeva, Lord Shiva is one of the most influential amongst the holy trinity of Hinduism — Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. He is benevolent as well as fear…
We all know what a Shiva Linga is. Most of us have grown up worshipping it and visit to a Shiva temple would mean worshipping the Linga with milk and flowers that are specifically meant for Lord Shiva only.