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Pune, 18th February 2023: Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually to honor Lord Shiva, one of the major deities in Hinduism. The term “Maha Shivratri” literally means “the great night of Shiva”, and it is observed on the 14th night of the dark fortnight in the Hindu month of Phalguna (or Maagha, depending on the lunar calendar), which usually falls in February or March.

During Maha Shivratri, devotees of Lord Shiva fast and perform various rituals to seek his blessings. They also visit Shiva temples and offer prayers and offerings, such as milk, honey, flowers, and bilva leaves, to the deity. It is believed that observing Maha Shivratri with devotion and sincerity can bring peace, prosperity, and spiritual growth.

Maha Shivratri is celebrated throughout India and also in other parts of the world where there are significant Hindu populations. It is a time for spiritual reflection, renewal, and seeking blessings from Lord Shiva, who is revered as the destroyer of evil, the god of fertility, and the lord of meditation and yogic practices.