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Maha Shivarathri Celebrated in Grand Scale
[Updated :: 2010-03-18 10:25:10 Hours]

A number of legends in Hindu mythology explain the observance of the various rituals during Maha Shivaratri. A particular legend has it that Lord Shiva once declared the 14th night of the dark fortnight of the Phalgun month to be his most favourite day. He also laid down the steps of the performance of the rituals in his honour to Goddess Parvati, his divine consort, who repeated it to her friends who in turn passed it on to the ruling princes on earth. Thus the sanctity of Shivaratri was broadcast all over the world. The present day Shivaratri rituals are performed in accordance with the age-old Shivaratri observances and as per the ceremonial instructions given by Lord Shiva.

The Maha Sivarathri was celebrated in a grand scale in Sri Nagulambiga Sametha Sri Naguleshwara Swamy Temple in Keerimalai on the 13/14 and thousands of Hindu Devotees paid their homage during the main Pooja and the Water Cutting Ceremony. Sri Lanka Army too extended its fullest corporation in many ways to make this religious event a success.


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