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Shivaratri and Amavasya (No Moon)

The most auspicious day that is largely dedicated to Lord Shiva by the Hindus is known as Shivratri, or Mahashivratri. Among the Hindu religious followers, this particular night is known as the night of Lord Shiva.

In the Hindu month of Phalgun that is during February – March, as per traditional Hindu calendar, Shivratri, or Mahashivratri is observed on the night before ‘Amavasya’. This calendar custom is largely followed in North India. In the rest of Indian region, Shivratri, or Mahashivratri is the night before Magh Amavasya.

Most of the festivals of Hinduism are known for its color and mirth. Some of the festivals in Hinduism are associated with Gods, personalities and ancient happenings. On the other hand, Shivratri, or Mahashivratri is largely a night dedicated to contemplation and prayers. It is believed by Hindus that Lord Shiva is directly seen in all animate and inanimate. The devotees stay awake for the blessing of Lord Shiva and feel happy in their devotion and commitment towards Lord.

The planetary position of the Shivaratri Night plays a pivotal role in Hindu believes. It is strongly believed that this particular night upsurges all types of positive energy in the human system. It is beneficial to stay awake and aware through the night for achieving both physically and spiritually control and peace. As per traditional Hindu calendar, amavas’ – full dark night or the no moon night is closely associated with the significance of Shivratri, or Mahashivratri. It is to be noted that in Shivaratri Night is observed in Magh month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra and in North India, it is celebrated in Phalgun month.

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