Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated before the arrival of the Spring season, marked as a Hindu deity 'Great Night of Shiva'. It is one of the major holidays in Hinduism, a solemn remembrance of overcoming darkness and ignorance. The legends signify that this day is the favorite of Lord Shiva. Legends also throw light on his greatness and supremacy over all other Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Maha Shivaratri also celebrates the night when Lord Shiva performed a cosmic dance called 'Tandava'.  Thousands of domestic and international devotees come to the Pashupatinath temple to celebr...

First Day of Diwali

First day of Diwali/Tihar festival begins with the worship of the bird, Crow (known as the messenger of Death or the Informant of Yama-God of Death). People offer food, sweets and worship the bird with a hope that it will only bring good news year around. 

Second Day of Diwali

The second day of Tihar is called ‘Kukur (Dog) Tihar’.  On this day, people worship the best friend of human, dog; which mythologically is referred to as agent of Yama (God of Death) 

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