Mahashivratri Special: Best Places To Celebrate Shivratri In India!
Mahashivratri is an auspicious and important festival of Hindus, especially for the devotees of Lord Shiva who celebrate the religious festival with great enthusiasm. Mahashivratri festival, also much popular as 'Shivratri' or 'Great Night of Lord Shiva' is celebrated all around the country with the same zest, however, there are some special places where the craze is just unrivaled!
From Nashik, Varanasi, Guwahati, Haridwar and Srisailam we have enlisted some of the best places to celebrate Shivratri 2017 in India. So this Shivratri forget all the odds and spread the essence of the festival by calling out celebrations at MahaDev 's most auspicious places!
Planning a holy trip this Mahashivratri and do visit one of these best places mentioned below...
Haridwar and Rishikesh
Located in Uttarakhand, Haridwar and Rishikesh are places visited by lakhs of devotees during Mahashivratri. Haridwar, known for it’s ghats is visited by people who offer prayers at Har ki Pauri and at Rishikesh.
Khajuraho is one of the places in Madhya Pradesh where Mahashivratri is celebrated with great pomp and fervor. People take a sousing in the Sagar tank. The Matangeshwar Temple for the 10-day-long fair is visited by people from all walks of life, who come to offer prayers and seek blessings from Shiva for prosperity.
Even though Mandi is a hamlet in Himachal Pradesh, the Mahashivratri celebration here will blow your mind ! Mandi’s Bhootnath Temple hosts the festival celebrations and legend has it that around 5 centuries back, the royal family of Mandi started the week-long tradition of organizing a Mandi Shivratri Fair.
Nashik is home to one of the jyortirlingas in Trimbakeshwar. The Someshwar Temple is dedicated to Shiva and the Kalpeshwar temple dedicated to Nandi, Shiva’s bull.