While there is a Shivratri every month on the 13th night in the Krishna Paksha, Maha Shivratri, the Great Night of Shiva, comes in the Phalgun month and is celebrated with great spiritual fervour and enthusiasm every year. Unlike most Hindu festivals, it is primarily a night festival dedicated to Lord Shiva.
What better way to celebrate Maha Shivratri, one of the most anticipated and awaited Hindu festivals, than at the Shivoham Shiva Temple?
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Maha Shivratri is celebrated on 13th February and there is no better place to offer prayers to Lord Shiva than at the Shivoham Shiva Temple in Bengaluru.
The Shivoham Shiva Temple was built after RVM, the founder of the temple, had a vision to build a statue of Lord Shiva that would offer hope and solace to devotees, and propagate faith for generations to come. The temple was consecrated on 27th February, 1995 on Maha Shivratri by Sri Shankaracharya of Sringeri.
Maha Shivratri is amongst one of the most anticipated and awaited Hindu festivals. It is celebrated with great reverence and enthusiasm in honour of Lord Shiva. Stories pertaining to the reason why Maha Shivratri is celebrated along with traditions and customs associated with it make for a truly informative and interesting read!