Haridwar, Mar 28 (PTI) Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar on Sunday administered an oath to over 10,000 police personnel and paramilitary staff on the banks of the Ganga here to conduct a safe and ...

23 March.Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Isha Foundation's Mahashivratri live event was viewed by people from 130 countries.

  • With 20.3 million views, Isha Foundation's Mahashivratri beat viewership of the Grammys award by over 50%
  • Isha Mahashivaratri is the only Indian Livestream event among the top 50 most-viewed livestreams
  • Isha Mahashivratri live event was viewed by people from 130 countries

13 March.Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
13 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sadhguru consecrated 3 million Rudraksha beads during Mahashivratri. (Photo Credit: Isha Foundation)

  • People from across the world can show support to Sadhguru's Missed Call campaign
  • Every year, lakhs of people from across the world gather at the Isha Yoga Center during Mahashivratri
  • This year, the event was live streamed in 13 languages due to COVID-19 protocols

11 March.Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev at the Mahashivratri celebrations (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SadhguruJV)

  • The event was preceded by the Linga Bhairavi Yatra to Nandi at the venue
  • The Yatra was followed by the Panchbhuta Kriya performed by Sadhguru
  • All participants were required to produce a COVID- negative test for participation

11 March
Mahashivratri is about worshipping Lord Shiva; it is the night of Shiva. (Photo Credit: The Unsplash)

  • According to popular belief, on this night, Lord Shiva performs his dance called Tandavam
  • In America, most of the devotees celebrated the day by visiting the Sri Venkateswara Temple of North Carolina 
  • A proper schedule was drafted by The Hindu Society of North Carolina (HSNC) for the festival 

11 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
As we are celebrate Shivratri, let’s remember this actor who was a devotee of Shiva and often wrote emotional posts dedicated to him. (Photo credit: Instagram/ Sushant Singh Rajput fanpage)

  • The actor was a true Shiv devotee and showed his love towards the deity on various platforms
  • He even played the lead role in ‘Kedarnath’, a film shot in and around a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
  • The actor died by suicide on June 14

11 March
Stock Market to open again on Friday, March 12. (Photo Credit: Money Control)

  • Equity, derivatives and currency will see a hold in trading on March 11 as the stock market will remain closed
  • Stock market and the nation will observe Maha Shivratri on Thursday and will remain closed for the day
  • Commodity markets will be closed in morning time but will resume in the evening

11 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Maha Shivratri is celebrated in the month of 'Phalguna', as per the Hindu calendar. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Maha Shivratri will be observed from March 11 to March 12
  • To worship Lord Shiva, devotees observe a day-long fast
  • Worshippers meditate and offer prayers at night

11 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Maha Shivratri is being celebrated on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Many devotees mark this day by observing a day-long fast ('vrat')
  • Many observe 'Nirjala Vrat', where they don't consume food or water throughout the day
  • But if you cannot pull it through, there are several food options available