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Shivaratri festival

Maha Shivaratri is the festival that celebrates the worship and devotion to the Hindu deity Shiva. The festival is observed by an all day fast and a nightlong vigil. Offerings such as sweets, flowers, Bilva leaves and bathing idols in milk are the traditional rituals practiced on during this festival. —Images by agencies


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mohabbat
Mar 13, 2013 04:06am
May the Universal God imbibe the wisdom in all of us that all paths lead to the Creator. That it is Realization of divinity, not just submission.
Mukul
Mar 11, 2013 05:02pm
Dear Dawn, Shivlinga is not the phallus of lord Shiva as said in pic 6. It is Lord Shiva himself which represents that Lord Shiv is formless and everywhere.
sudhir kumar
Mar 12, 2013 05:00pm
They are worshiping the creator only. Shiv-shakti represented via shivlingam is the source of all creations. May Shiva bless everyone with the eternal wisdom and knowledge.
Adil
Mar 11, 2013 10:39pm
May Allah show us light so that we worship the Creator not creation
Amit
Mar 12, 2013 08:48pm
worshipping is like flattering. Creator will dislike it more than anybody else. Creator by the way is still unknown. All faiths are mere theories. Will fail basic reality test. This creator could not safeguard Afzal Guru, Laden or anybody whoever was ready to sacrifice his life for creator. Worship or no worship, Sun will rise from east
Prashant
Mar 12, 2013 08:09am
Thanks Dawn.com for this beautiful coverage. You did it for Durga pooja in the past which was equaly beautiful.none our Indian electronic media has done it