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Maha Shivratri, the night of the worship of Lord Shiva, occurs on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the month of Phalguna. This year it falls on a moonless Thursday night of February 27-28, 2014 when Hindus offer special prayer to the lord. Shivratri (Sanskrit 'ratri' = night) is the night when he is said to have performed the Tandava Nritya or the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction.

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March 1, 2011 at 7:06 am
(1) vita says:

What prayers are offered?

March 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm
(2) Nanibee says:

Hi, I am gujarati and was wondering that what foods can you eat if you are fasting on Mahashivratri?
Thank you.

March 2, 2011 at 3:07 pm
(3) Subhamoy says:
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February 25, 2014 at 2:28 am
(5) Vish Sheomungal says:

A bit of confusion on the correct date to celebrate Shivratri
Most hindu calenders show as 27th. Believe in India as well it is 27th.

February 25, 2014 at 3:44 am
(6) Mohan Bakde says:

why milk is poured on shiva lingam …..it is not mentioned any where…please reply before Mahashivratri as some of my friends are opposing to it very seriously.even telling me dumb????

February 25, 2014 at 11:49 pm
(7) Devendra Rao says:

Hi Mohan

You can find the answer to your query on this website: http://www.dhyanalinga.org/milkoffering_qa.htm

Hope this helps.

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