Satish Kumar, another member of the club, said, “The main aim of our club is to spread happiness among people. The money that others spend in parties or on birthday cakes, we save that amount and utilise it to feed the needy”.
Maha Shivratri 2019: Maha Shivratri, also known as the 'Great night of Lord Shiva' is celebrated in various forms depending on the perspective. Here's the history, importance and significance behind Maha Shivratri.
Shiva’s image is that of an ascetic, deep in meditation on Mount Kailasha. He is among the holy triumvirate, of which Brahma is the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva, the destroyer of the universe, according to mythology.
Maha Shivratri 2019 Date in India: Maha Shivratri is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals which is celebrated in reverence of Lord Shiva. It marks the end of winter and the onset of spring, and is believed to be the day of convergence of Shiva and Shakti.
The Maha Shivratri prayer cycle is divided into four prahars of three hours each, during which devotees take turns to worship the Shiva Linga using auspicious ingredients (samagri), Rudrabhisheka and chanting mantras.
The festival of Maha Shivratri is observed by devotees of Lord Shiva across India. Though Shivratris fall on the 14th day of each month of the lunar calendar, Maha Shivratri falls once a year during the months of February-March. This year it is being celebrated on March 4.
Shivratri is observed every month but Maha Shivratri, or the "Great night of Shiva", is celebrated only once a year. The festivities and pujas are carried out by devotees of Lord Shiva across India. This year, the mahurat has fallen on February 13-14. Here's a glimpse of how people across the country are celebrating Mahashivratri.