India celebrates Mahashivaratri: PM Modi and Delhi CM Kejriwal convey their greetings
Mahashivaratri, believed to be a celebration of the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi is celebrated by Lord Shiva’s devotees across India.
In many places, devotees stayed awake all night, sang hymns and chanted ‘Om Namah Shivay’ to seek the Lord’s blessings.
Millions of devotees across the country celebrated the occasion of Maha Shivratri. The festival is believed to celebrate the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Devotees stay awake all night, singing hymns and prayers, to seek Lord Shiva’s blessings. All the temples are decked up and the idols of Shiv and
Parvati are decorated as groom and bride.
Temples witnessed long lines of devotees since early morning to offer prayers, flowers and fruits.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.
“Greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri,” Modi said in a statement.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday wished people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. “Good wishes to all of you on Maha Shivratri,” Mr. Kejriwal tweeted.
– Sharanya Bharathwaj