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  • Lord Shiva

    5 legendary Lord Shiva stories we bet you did not know!

    Lord Shiva is simple yet fascinating and is the one who breaks all stereotypes of being a god. Shiva is a god away form materialistic possessions and is smeared with ash on his body with a snake around his neck. Long before ‘feminism’ or ‘gender equality’ came into existence, Lord Shiva introduced us to the concept because of his ‘Ardharishwara’ – an androgynous form of Shiva and his wife Parvati, which is

  • Lord Shiva

    Maha Shivratri 2018: How to observe vrat and what to eat?

    Maha Shivratri is one of the auspicious Hindu festivals celebrated around the world. The day is observed by chanting prayers, meditating, fasting, staying vigil and offering fruits, milk, sweets, and bael leaves to Lord Shiva. There is also a tradition of visiting Shiva temples and jyotirlingas. ‘Maha Shivratri’ literally means ‘Great night of Shiva’ and it is celebrated every year in the Hindu month of Phalguna, which falls in February or March according

  • Lord Shiva

    Maha Shivratri 2018: Significance, legends, puja vidhi, tithi and all you need to know

    The annual festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivratri means ‘the great night of Shiva’ is the festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Shivratri is celebrated in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, but the one that falls in the Hindu month of Phalguna (February or March in Gregorian calendar) marks Maha Shivaratri. The festival marks the remembrance of overcoming darkness and ignorance. It