Today is Maha Shivratri which is a grand festival of Hindus where the devotees pray and worship Lord Shiva. Therefore, they celebrate it with full exhilaration, and for this, every Shiv bhakts wait the whole year. Moreover, people offer milk, ghee, honey, flowers and fruits on the shiva linga and chants “Om Namah Shiva”.
The celebration of Maha Shivratri generally takes place in many famous temples of Lord Shiva across India. Hence it attracts many devotees and tourists to these locations.
Today in this day of Shivratri let’s learn about the some of the famous and the old temples of Lord Shiva situated in India.
Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand
Somnath Temple in Gujarat
Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple in Andhra Pradesh
Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain
Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur
Shore Temple in Mahabalimpuram
Bhimashankar in Maharashtra
Nageshwar Temple in Gujarat
Amaranth Temple in Kashmir
Kotilingeshwara Temple in Kotilingeshwara
Lord Shiva means the destruction of all evils in Hindu mythology and has 1008 names such as Mahadeva, Viswanatha also Mahakaal etc. During this festival devotees visit these temples and bow down their head in front of Lord Shiva and pray with full dedication so that all their wishes come true and they achieve all their dreams.
The Pooja is performed offering milk to Shivlinga and then by dropping the water on the ground or in a bowl. Also, bhakts keep fast and don’t eat anything until and unless the pooja is performed.
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