Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on the 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun. In 2014, Shivaratri will celebrate on 27-February-2014 & the day is Thursday.
Followers from every part of India go to temples early in the morning. It’s an old tradition that, on Maha Shivaratri devotees has fast all day and night.
Maha Shivaratri is a big day for all the followers of Lord Shiva. Devotees wake up early in the morning take bath, and then do prayers all day.
Shivaratri is known as the “Night of Shiva”. Lord Shiva is the creator of this earth, and he has the power to destroy it. Devotees worship Lord Shiva in many forms with many names.
Whereas, the Goddess Parvati also known as Maha Shakti (Supreme Power) is a wife of Lord Shiva. Whenever, evil power arises on earth, Goddess Parvati finist it by appearing in different forms like Goddess Durga, Goddess Kali, and many more.
Maha Shivaratri has a very special significance in peoples life. According to the rituals, if a pure heart devotee perform all the holy practices accurately on Shivaratri, then he/she will become free from the circle of born and death.
The festival of Maha Shivaratri teaches us that the creater and destroyer is Lord Shiva. So we should live our life fearlessly, and treat everyone equally. We should help as many as people we can, just like Lord Shiva.