Mahashivratri, falling on Tuesday, February 13, this year is celebrated to commemorate Lord Shiva as well as the union of Shiva and Parvati. Counted among major Hindu festivals, MahaShivratri sees celebrations across the country. Prominent political personalities have extended Mahashivratri greetings.
Here are Shivratri wishes by prominent political personalities:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri,” on Twitter.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “Best wishes on the holy occasion of Mahashivratri.”
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “Best wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri”.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Hearty wishes to everyone on the occasion of Mahashivaratri.”
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also wished the people on Mahashivaratri.
Union Minister Smriti Irani tweeted, “Best wishes to all on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivaratri. May Lord Shiva continue to shower us with his blessings.”
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Best wishes to countrymen on Umapati (meaning husband of Uma) Lord Shiva’s Mahashivratri.”
Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, wished people on the occasion as well. She also included a small message on the importance of the festival and Shiva. She said Shiva takes the darkness inside us towards the light, vested in which is the welfare of mankind. She added that on this holy occasion, we must work towards the welfare of beings by assimilating the truth and knowledge within ourselves.
Sachin Pilot, chief of Rajasthan Congress, said, “Hearty congratulations on the occasion of Mahashivratri. I hope for the spread of prosperity and happiness in the region.