New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greetings to the people on Mahashivratri.
“Mahashivratri greetings to everyone,” Modi tweeted.
महाशिवरात्रि की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।Maha Shivratri greetings to everyone.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 7, 2016
The entire nation is celebrating Mahashivratri. Devotees in large numbers are reaching Shiva temples since early morning.
Shivratri fast is considered to be the most important fast and auspicious for the devotees of Lord Shiva.
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Shiva Purana states that if a devotee observes Shivaratri Vrata with sincerity, pure devotion and love he is blessed with the divine grace of Lord Shiva.
Mahashivratri , celebrated annually in reverence of Lord Shiva, falls on the 13th night and 14th day of Phalguna month or Maagh as per Hindu almanac.
(With inputs from: IANS)