10 Lines on Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is one of the auspicious festivals of Hindus which is celebrated with zeal and zest all over India and other parts of the world. Mahashivratri is called as great night of Lord Shiva, it is the day when Lord Shiva carried a procession called ‘baraat’ to marry goddess Parvati.

People, especially the devotee of Lord Shiva, wait in long queues for hours to offer prayer at the pilgrimage and temples of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati.

Mahashivratri is celebrated either in the month of February or March across India as well as in the world with full devotion and dedication.

The planetary position on Mahashivratri is also considered as an occasion which inculcates the spiritual energy in a human body.

Ten Lines on Mahashivratri in English

We have provided ten lines on Mahashivratri in English. After reading these lines you will know that what is Mahashivratri, what is the meaning of Mahashivratri, why Mahashivratri is so famous, when Mahashivratri occurs, which slogans the devotees raise, what activities devotees perform, what kind and with which things devotees do rituals etc.

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10 lines on Mahashivratri – Set 1

1) Mahashivratri is one of the most important festivals of Hindus.

2) Meaning of Mahashivratri means great night of Lord Shiva.

3) Mahashivratri is the day when Lord Shiva married goddess Parvati.

4) Mahashivratri falls on 13th night and 14th day of ‘falgun’ month of Hindu calendar.

5) In early morning, devotees visit the temples to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

6) In prayers, people chant slogans like “Har Har Mahadev” and “Om Namah Shivay”.

7) Some devotees also observe fast on the occasion of Mahashivratri.

8) On Mahashivratri, people also perform “rudrabhishek” (auspicious offering) in their homes and temples.

9) In temples, people offer water and milk over the ‘shivling’ as prayer.

10) Many people offer ‘bel’ tree leaves, ‘bhang’ etc to the shivling and idols of Parvati during Mahashivratri.


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10 Lines on Mahashivratri – Set 2

1) Mahashivratri or great night of Shiva is a popular Hindu festival which is celebrated in India as well as Nepal.

2) According to the Hindu calendar, Mahashivratri is celebrated on the new moon day of ‘falgun’ month of Hindu calendar.

3) Mahashivratri is celebrated to mark and owe our respect towards Lord Shiva, an important deity in Hindu religion.

4) Religious texts say that Mahashivratri is the auspicious day when Lord Shiva married goddess Parvati.

5) On the day of Mahashivratri, people visit temples to take blessings of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati and become blessed.

6) People observe fast whole day by only drinking water or observing dry fast without having a single drop of water.

7) It is believed that observing fast on the day of Mahashivratri will bring good luck to them and their families.

8) During night, large processions called as “Shiva Baraat” are carried out where a person becomes Shiva and rides an ox.

9) Other people in this procession dress themselves as ghosts, saints etc and join the ‘baraat’ with dancing and singing.

10) People align themselves and stand for long hours at the famous pilgrimages and temples to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

Mahashivratri is celebrated worldwide and people perform various kinds of pujas to make their deity happy. India is the only place where “12 Jyotirlingas” i.e. the twelve pilgrimages of Lord Shiva are located. People feel blessed to visit these jyotirlingas and offer prayers to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati especially on the auspicious day of Mahashivratri. On Mahashivratri, people observe fast, they sing bhajans and folk songs dedicated to Lord Shiva and enjoy the occasion with great devotion.

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