Celebrate the union of the cosmic energies: Mahashivratri
Riya lived with her grandparents since she was a little kid. She was brought up celebrating several events that popped up on the Hindu Calendar. The essence of Indian culture was ingrained in her life so much she knew more about Hindu customs than her peers.
Her grandparents were ecstatic because it was Mahashivratri. They had grown up fasting and celebrating the auspicious occasion, so this day was quite meaningful to them. Riya and her grandparents stayed up all night playing the Pallanguzhi on Maha Shivaratri. Riya has a habit of falling asleep in the middle of a game.
Mahashivratri is the divine festival of the Hindus.
This occasion is surrounded by more than one Mahashivaratri narrative. Some claim it's the day Lord Shiva and Parvati married, while others say it's the day Shiva drank the poison released during the Amrit churning process. Many people believe that around midnight, the formless God Sadashiv manifested himself as a Lingodhbhav Moorthi. As a result, people remain up all night praying to God.
It is primarily a family celebration in which all members of the family gather and spend time together. Staying up all night with your family can help you bond. To assist detox the mind and body, people fast, meditate, and chant mantras. Some people also go to temples to pray to the Lingam idol during the Rudra puja.
Riya and her grandparents started playing the game after a small prayer. She was on a losing bet. But her grandpa snoozed off this time letting her win. From India wishes every home that celebrates this auspicious occasion a very Happy Mahashivratri. We hope you have a great time just like Riya's lovely family.