10 Places In India To Relish The Vibe Of Maha Shivaratri
Lord Shiva is a supreme God highly revered in Hindu mythology. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with a plethora of energy all over India to honor the night when Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati got married. Here, we are going to guide you with some places, where you can get the full flavor of Shivaratri. If you are seeking for little knowledge on why we celebrate Mahashivratri, then visit these places, and you will get your answer to it seeing the passion amongst the devotees.
Some Indian places where you can witness the passion of Maha Shivaratri Are:-
- Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
- Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
- Haridwar and Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
- Kashmir Valley
- Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
- Puri, Orissa
- Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
- Junagadh, Gujarat
- Guwahati, Assam
- Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
During the time of Maha Shivaratri, the religious exquisiteness of Varanasi touches a new high. The whole city comes down to celebrate this auspicious night when the marriage ceremony of Shiva and Parvati is taking place. They enjoy the essence of Shivaratri by drinking Bhaang, a drink made up of milk and cannabis. Several Varanasi local sightseeing packages will introduce you to Maha Shivaratri here.
Tourist Attractions- Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, DashashwamedhGhat, Ramnagar Fort, ManikarnikaGhat
Best Places To Stay- Palace on the Ganges, Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi, Hotel Buddha
People in Khajuraho celebrate Maha Shivaratri with utmost passion and devotion. During this day, they take a holy dip in Sagar Tank, which they consider to be a part of their tradition. A massive number of people in Madhya Pradesh visit Matangeshwar Temple and spend the whole night worshipping Lord Shiva. While visiting here, take a look at numerous Khajuraho travel packages.
Tourist Attractions- Kandariya Mahadev temple, Matangeshwar Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple
Best Places To Stay- Clarks Khajuraho, Radisson Jass
Another place, where you can embrace the enthralling spirit of Maha Shivaratri is Haridwar and Rishikesh. These places have a spiritual charm of their own. During Maha Shivaratri, countless pilgrims flock over the place to take a dip in Har Ki Pauri Ghat as they believe that, it will wash away their sins. You can look for Rishikesh tour package price before traveling there.
Tourist Attractions- Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula
Best Places To Stay- Aloha on the Ganges, Ganga Kinare
Apart from its beautiful sceneries and magnanimous mountains, Kashmir valley has various other things to offer. One of them is Shivaratri, where the Kashmiri Pandits celebrate this propitious day with full enthusiasm and piety. Commonly known as Herath, the celebration starts two days before the Shivaratri and ends after two days. During Shivaratri, married Kashmiri Brahmin women visit their parental homes and return with money and pot.
Tourist Attractions– Spituk Monastery, Hazratbal Shrine
Best Places To Stay- Hotel Green top, The Vintage Gulmarg
The Maha Shivaratri in Mandi is one of the major attractions of this place as it holds an international significance. It is considered that Bhoothnath Temple in Mandi hosts the biggest Shivaratri celebration in India, where people from all around the country as well as world visit to savor the eclectic ambiance of the International Mandi Shivaratri Fair.
Tourist Attractions- Prashar Lake, Jalori Pass, Pandoh Dam
Best Places To Stay- Raj Mahal Palace, Hotel Grand raga
Another spiritual place, where Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with vividness is Puri. People in Puri visit the Lokanath temple to celebrate this grand event. Earlier, Puri was a very significant spot where the worship of Shiva used to take place. It is said that Lord Rama Chandra, himself established the Lingam of Lokanath Temple.
Tourist Attractions- Puri Beach, Ramachandi Temple, Lokanath Temple
Best Places To Stay- Reba Beach resort, Mayfair heritage
Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
People in the Srisailam visit Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy temple to celebrate the festival of Shivaratri. There, they observe fast and chant, spiritual mantras and capitulate themselves in the cosmic existence of Shiva. During this period, the atmosphere of this place turns vibrant, and you can witness the fire of enthusiasm amongst the people over here.
Tourist Attractions- Srisailam Dam, BharamarambhaMalikarjunaswamy temple, SrisailamDevasthanam
Best Places To Stay- PathaleswaraSadhanam, VasaviSatram
If you want to experience the craze of Shivaratri in India, you can head towards Junagadh in Gujarat. There is a temple in Junagarh named Bhavnath Mahadev where thousands of devotees gather to enjoy the spiritual wave of that place. According to the legends, Lord Shiva himself visited that place during the time of Shivaratri, and it is also contemplated to be one of the nine ‘naths’ of Hindu Mythology.
Tourist Attractions- Damodar Kund, MahabatMaqbara, Girnar
Best Places To Stay- The Lotus hotel, Hotel Harmony, Click hotel
Umananda Temple turns into a spiritual hub, during the days of Shivaratri in Guwahati. A massive number of people pay a visit from all across the country to celebrate this holy night. The beauty of this place is stunning as the temple is residing on the peacock island, which is in the middle of Brahmaputra River. Many holiday packages in India will land you to this place, during the time of Shivaratri.
Tourist Attractions- Kamakhya temple, Assam State Zoo cum botanical garden
Best Places To Stay- Vivanta Guwahati, Hotel Rajmahal, Kiranshree Grand
In Ujjain, Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with utmost fervor in the temple of Mahakaleshwar. It is deemed to be one of the 12 jyotirlingas. Here, people celebrate Maha Shivaratri in the banks of river Kshipra, which is situated in the forest of Mahakal. This temple achieved it’s named from Mahakal forest.
Tourist Attractions- Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, KalBhairav temple, Ram Ghat, Chintaman Ganesh temple
Best Places To Stay– Hotel Atharva, Hotel Anjushree, Shanti Clarke inn suites, Hotel Kalpana palace
These are the places in India, where you can enjoy the furor of Shivaratri.
March 13, 2019