2 Places for Shivratri- North India

Shiv­ra­tri, fes­ti­val which kept real­ly a great sig­nif­i­cance in my life. Born and bought up in a fam­i­ly where my par­ents were ded­i­cat­ed to Lord Shiva and still believe that his pow­ers and bless­ings can cre­ate mag­ic.

I have sev­er­al real-life exam­ples where I have noticed that yes!! there is some pow­er which can heal our prob­lems and I feel real­ly con­nect­ed to Lord Shiva.

Fol­low­er of Nityanand Baba and Shiv­anand Guru­ji I always feel secured by one pow­er, Pow­er of belief, believ­ing that noth­ing can go wrong if you are on the right way, learn­ing received from Guru’s and par­ents.

I have shared last year the sig­nif­i­cance and sto­ries relat­ed to Shiv­ra­tri and to give a lit­tle brief about this fes­ti­val which is cel­e­brat­ed by the whole coun­try as the anniver­sary of Lord Shiva and God­dess Par­vati, while the spir­i­tu­al per­son looks at this day as one when Shiva attained vic­to­ry over all of his ene­mies.

Today I will tell 3 places in India where this fes­ti­val is cel­e­brat­ed in beau­ti­ful ways.

1. Haridwar and Rishikesh Shivratri:

Locat­ed in Uttrakhand the­se beau­ti­ful cities of north India is very much attrac­tion for tourists and spir­i­tu­al peo­ple. Dur­ing the fes­ti­val of Shiv­ra­tri, lakhs of devo­tees vis­it and take a spir­i­tu­al bath and offer prayers to Lord Shiva at Har ki Pau­ri

Har” means “Lord Shiva”, “Ki” means “of” and “Pau­ri” means “steps”. Lord Shiva and Lord Vish­nu are believed to have vis­it­ed the Brah­makund in Har Ki Pau­ri in the Vedic times. There is a large foot­print said to belong to Lord Vish­nu on a stone wall.

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Sur­round­ed by dense forest Neelka­n­th Mahadev Tem­ple is sit­u­at­ed at a height of 1330 meters in Rishikesh where devo­tees vis­it most at time of this fes­ti­val Shiv­ra­tri to pray.

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Vanarasi Shivratri: 

I have spent my many sum­mer vaca­tions in this city, city with tem­ples and known as a major reli­gious hub of India. Devo­tees start their day in this city with Gan­ga Arti and end with same.

The city which still keeps its heart open for every­one and every tem­ple is dec­o­rat­ed in town to cel­e­brate the mar­riage of beloved Lord Shiva on Shiv­ra­tri. 

Kashi Vish­wanath Tem­ple is most vis­it­ed the tem­ple every day but today it’s beau­ti­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed and cel­e­brates Shiv­ra­tri.

 

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The­se 2 places in north India are not only cel­e­brat­ing Shiv­ra­tri but each and every city of India is cel­e­brat­ing this occa­sion with the same love, devo­tion, and har­mony.  

Many are fast­ing today and pray for good life and health. If you are fast­ing try Sabu­dane ki Khichdi which you will love as this is one of the famous fast­ing dish­es from North India. Till then …Keep smil­ing and grow­ing !!! Har har Mahadev!!

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12 Thoughts to “2 Places for Shivratri- North India”

  1. One thing I real­ly Love about our Coun­try is it’s diverse cul­ture and rit­u­als. Hav­ing said that Shiv­ra­tri is also cel­e­brat­ed with so much jive at our home too.

  2. Love this blog so infor­ma­tive about our cul­ture and fes­ti­val , thanks for shar­ing 🙂

  3. Shreemayee Chattopadhyay

    Such an infor­ma­tive post. I love saboodane ki khichdi and this is a famous fast­ing dish in Ben­gal too.

  4. Annu Banerjee

    Varanasi ? such a great place in India..

  5. I too love Lord Shiva. Hold­ing fast­ing for Maha Shiv­arathri for the past 9 years. And big thanks for shar­ing the­se tem­ples. Would love to vis­it them once in my life­time.

  6. That was such a spir­i­tu­al post that I need­ed to read on the day while I’m fast­ing. Wor­ship­ping the Great Lord indeed gives us that peace from with­in. Varanasi is such a beau­ti­ful city of tem­ples. Thanks for shar­ing all of this with us!

  7. Shiv­ra­tri is cel­e­brat­ed with much excite­ment across India. Thanks for shar­ing this.

  8. Wow!! Such divine places… I have nev­er been there

  9. Papri Ganguly

    Such an infor­ma­tive post. I would love to Rishikesh.

  10. The­se 2 holy places are always a must vis­it in Shiv ratri.

  11. Beau­ti­ful post. I didn’t know about the­se places till you high­light­ed them. Thank you so much for this. Keep writ­ing 🙂

  12. Shiv­ra­tri is very aus­pi­cious and very famous fes­ti­val in India.. I would love to vis­it Rishikesh ..

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