Mahashivratri Special: 5 Best places to visit for Lord Shiva Devotees
Mahashivratri Special: 5 Best places to visit for Lord Shiva Devotees

Mahashivratri also refers to the night when Shiva performs the heavenly dance called Tandava. The Hindu calendar is lunisolar but most festival dates are specified using the lunar portion of the calendar. According to Shivpuran, Mahadev and Mata Parvati got married on the day of Mahashivaratri. Description of Shivratri is found in Garuda Purana, Skanda Purana, Padmapurana and Agnipurana etc.This year, the great festival of Shivratri.

On the occasion of Mahashivratri in various places, devotees offer prayers to Shiva. There is a grand celebration of the auspicious occasion on Mahashivaratri with fairs, Abhishek, Pooja and Maha Aarti. Although Shivratri is celebrated in all over India but there are some places the vibes are different. The celebration is at very grand level and devotees from all over the world visit this places. Here are 5 best places to travel on Shivratri.

Mahakaleshwar: The best place and first in this list is Mahakaleshwar as recently the inauguration of Grand Corridore is done by Prime Minister. Various beautiful scriptures are installed there and Mahashivaratri in celebrated largely in Ujjain’s  Mahakaleshwar Temple. It is one of the 12 jyortirlingas. The festival is celebratedon the banks of river Kshipranear the Mahakal forest in Madhya Pradesh.

Uttarakhand: One of the best state to travel is UK as Haridwar and Rishikesh are the prominent places for Shiva Devotees. These places visited by lakhs of devotees during Mahashivratri. Haridwar, known for it’s ghats is visited by people who offer prayers at Har ki Pauri. Rishikesh, most devotees will be found at the Neelkanth Mahadev temple.

Varanasi: One of the best place to visit in UP is Varanasi. The collobration of  Ganga, Shiva and Shakti. People comes together to participate in re-enacting the wedding ceremony of Shiva and Parvati, the most important place for offering prayers is the Tilbhandeshwar temple in southern  Varanasi. 

 Shibsagar: The name of the place is also include Shiva in it. It is the home to a complex of temples, one of which is a Shiva temple, Shivadol. Sibsagar also known as Sivadagar was the capital of the Ahom kingdom who built these temples and started the tradition of organizing a fair for Mahashivratri for people of the kingdom to come together. Now thousands of people participate in this grand Mela.

Khajuraho: If you are a fan of old temples, scriptures and architect it is one of the places in Madhya Pradesh where Mahashivratri is celebrated with great pomp and fervor. People take a dip in the Sagar tank along with a large number of people visiting the Matangeshwar Temple for the 10-day-long fair.It is one of the best place to visit on Mahashivratri. 

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