New Delhi [India], Feb.13 (NT): PM Modi along with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday extended greetings to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri he festival of Lord Shiva which is being celebrated from corner to corner of the nation.
The yearly festival celebrates the mythological marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is considered one of the holiest festivals by the all Hindu community.
PM Modi took his twitor handle to express his greetings to all Indians while Naidu in a series of tweet said, "Dear Sisters and brothers across the world, I convey my greetings to devotees all over the world who are celebrating the Mahashivaratri Festival. This is an occasion to pray, to meditate and derive renewed energy to do good. #MahaShivaratri" .
In another tweet vice president chanted Vedic Mantra and said “Let us pray that our lives are continuously lit with good cheer, health, thoughts and actions. As the Vedic rishis have said - "Tanme Manah Shiva Sankalpamastu" (Let my mind be filled with beautiful and good thoughts). My Prayerful salutations to Lord Shiva''Om Namah Shivaya" .
In his last tweet, Naidu recalls the Holy Trinity and said “Shiva is one of the Holy Trinity, three important Hindu Gods, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu. He is Adi Yogi, the first yoga guru. He is Dakshinamurthy, the great teacher. He is Rudra, the ferocious destroyer of evil. He is Nataraja, the Lord of Dance. #MahaShivaratri" .