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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Love this blog so informative about our culture and festival , thanks for sharing 🙂
Such an informative post. I love saboodane ki khichdi and this is a famous fasting dish in Bengal too.
Varanasi ? such a great place in India..
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.
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!
Shivratri is celebrated with much excitement across India. Thanks for sharing this.
Wow!! Such divine places… I have never been there
Such an informative post. I would love to Rishikesh.
These 2 holy places are always a must visit in Shiv ratri.
Beautiful post. I didn’t know about these places till you highlighted them. Thank you so much for this. Keep writing 🙂
Shivratri is very auspicious and very famous festival in India.. I would love to visit Rishikesh ..