Maha Shiv Raatri is one of the holy festivals in Hinduism. This festival shows the true devotion to Bholeynath. Therefore, the Bhaktas of Bholeynath celebrates this festival with lots of joy and respects. There are various stories on why people celebrate this festival, but at the center of all, there is Shiv Sambhu. But, the one that is very highly popular is that this day is known as the day when Shiva got married to Parvati.
Another major belief behind this festival is that, on this day, Shiva swallowed the Halahal position to protect the world. Hindus celebrate this festival on the new moon day in the month of Maagh. Devotees do the fasting on this day. the fasting may either be Nirjala, or just the common one. This festival is highly famous among unmarried people, and especially among girls. it is believed that worshipping the lord shiva may give the devotee a wife like Parvati, or a husband like a Shiva. People celebrate this eve all over India except in some places. However, this eve looks gorgeous everywhere, and too much auspicious too with bhakti gaan in devotion to shiva. But, some of the places look extraordinarily amazing and beautiful on this eve.
You must not miss out visiting those places on the eve of Maha Shiv Raatri.
Haridwar, the place which is the home of all gods and goddess, has lots of Hindus temples. One of those temples, the Neelekanth Mahadev temple looks gorgeous all the time. But, on the eve of maha shiv Raatri, this place looks extremely beautiful and attractive, and very auspicious. You may visit the temple from 30min to 1 hr. This temple is situated in Rishikesh and one of the oldest too. The architectural beauty, the devotional beauty, and the beauty of nature, this place has all that. The Shiva linga and the statue of shiva look amazing.
It is believed this place washes out all your sin, and you get your wishes completed here. The peepal tree outside the temple is believed to be the Manokamna tree where people tie red clothes to fulfill their wishes. Aarti of Lord Shiva looks pleasing to ears, and you get your mood fresh this way. In addition to, you may enjoy shopping outside the local temple. Getting bath in the holy Ganga is very auspicious, and the very first part of doing the pooja here too. Therefore, you must not miss this place to visit.
In the mandi of Himachal Pradesh, there is a temple, the Boothnath Temple that looks like a house of beauty on the eve of Shivaratri. People celebrate this festival here with lots of joy, and devotion. Some people come here to thanks Bhootnaath to fulfill their wishes, and some others come here with their Fariyaad. According to belief, shiva listens to all his devotees here and do the best for them. Here, Shiva is worshipped as Boothnaath. Here, the festival goes for a week long. The numerous of shiva Gaan, jayakaara of bhagwaan, and the Sobha yatra take this place to the next level of beauty. The architecture of this temple adds the additional attraction to this eve. In addition to all this, the darshan of Bholey, and buying the religious items from the market outside the temple adds unbelievable excitement to your tourism. Therefore,feel lucky to have some time here.
The Assam is already famous as one the best tourist destination, and the Umananda temple adds additional beauty here. The religious beauty of this temple, the architectural beauty, and the natural beauty, all these things make this place look like a fairyland. The divine prayer, shiva dhol, bhakti gaan, Aarti, and various other rituals performed to make this place worth watching. In addition to all such things, It’s awesome to see the moment when bhakatgan do the puja to shiva linga. Therefore, you must visit this place once.