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About Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival. Special prayers are offered to Lord Shiva on this day.

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For historical and astrological prominence on Mahashivratri, read on Mahashivratri.

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Mahashivratri in News

Tripura celebrates Mahashivaratri
Hindu devotees dressed up in new clothes in Tripura and thronged Shiv temples to offer their prayers on the occasion of Mahashivratri recently.

27 hurt in IFFCO plant roof collapse in Orissa
At least 27 workers were injured, 11 of them seriously, when the roof of a silo caved in at an Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO) plant in Paradip on Monday.

EC may book Rahul Gandhi for Kanpur poll campaign road show
The Election Commission might book Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for violating the Model Code of Conduct while leading a road show to garner votes in Kanpur on Monday.

Gujarat's Agriculture Minister visits injured and survivors of Junagadh stampede
Gujarat's Cooperative and Agriculture Minister Dilip Sanghani on Monday visited injured survivors of Sunday's stampede in Junagadh, and said that Chief Minister Narendra Modi has ordered an inquiry into the tragedy.

Security tightened near temples for Mahashivratri after Junagadh temple stampede
Police have stepped up security at pilgrimage sites in Haridwar,Ajmer, Jodhpur and Varanasi a day after a stampede ata temple in Junagadh in Gujarat claimed six to eight lives and left 12 others injured.

Hindu devotees celebrate Mahashivratri with traditional fervour across India
Hindu devotees are celebrating the festival of Mahashivratri with traditional religious fervour across India on Monday.

Rescue teams continue to ferry Junagadh temple stampede victims to hospital for treatment
Rescue teams continue to help move the injured to hospital after Sunday night's stampede at a fair near the Bhavnath Temple, which has claimed between six to eight lives and injured 12.

Edinburgh Hindu Mandir reopens after extensive renovation
The Edinburgh Hindu Mandir and Cultural Center in Scotland has reopened after an overhaul of about 322,000 pounds.

Hindu Heritage Centre opening in Canada
Grand opening of Hindu Heritage Centre, whose mission is to promote Hindu culture and civilization, will be held on May eight in Mississauga (Ontario, Canada).

Hindus greet Chaplin's grandson for undergoing traditional Hindu wedding in India
Hindus have greeted film-icon Charlie Chaplin's grandson Mark Joplin for reportedly going through a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in India.

Hindus worldwide urged to help needy on Mahashivratri
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, sending early Mahashivratri greetings to one billion Hindus of the world, has appealed them each to take a vow of adopting at least one charitable project on this auspicious occasion for less fortunate members of the community.

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