Maha Shivaratri special in Kurnool

Maha Shivaratri special in Kurnool
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Maha Shivaratri special in Kurnool. According to mythology, Mahashivaratri is Lord Shiva’s favourite day.

All temples of Lord Shiva would bathe in the “Om Namah Shivaya” mantra on the auspicious occasion of Shivaratri. Mahashivaratri is an auspicious and important festival and it marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Mahashivaratri is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Magha, which falls in February or March as per the Hindu calendar.

According to mythology, Mahashivaratri is Lord Shiva’s favourite day. Devotees go on fast and sing hymns and praises in the name of Lord Shiva. On Mahashivaratri, it is believed that Lord Shiva appeared on the earth in the form of linga. So the most auspicious Lingodbhava puja would be performed. Woodapple leaves (Bilva Patram), cold water and milk would be offered to the Shiva Lingam on this day as they are believed to be Lord Shiva’s favourite.
Shivaratri is the night when Lord Shiva is said to have performed the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction. Many devotees fast during this period, with the belief that it would grant them immunity from the sins committed, with or without their knowledge. The festival would be celebrated with pomp and gaiety at the Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Srisailam.
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