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Tripura celebrates Mahashivaratri

Agartala , Fri, 24 Feb 2012 ANI

Agartala, Feb 24 (ANI): Hindu devotees dressed up in new clothes in Tripura and thronged Shiv temples to offer their prayers on the occasion of Mahashivratri recently.


Religious programmes, bhajans and other cultural programmes marked the celebrations.


Mahashivratri falls during the dark half of the month of Magh. A day of strict fasting accompanied by Lord Shiva's worship and vigil precedes the festival.


Devotees rejoice and feast after they break their fast. It is regarded as an extremely auspicious festival.


The festival celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati, and holds immense importance for all Hindus. (ANI)


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