Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. India is celebrating the holy day on 13 February this year.
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Here are wishes from the Twitterati on this auspicious day:
Shiva is one of the Holy Trinity, three important Hindu Gods, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu.
He is Adi Yogi, the first yoga guru
He is Dakshinamurthy, the great teacher
He is Rudra, the ferocious destroyer of evil
He is Nataraja, the Lord of Dance#MahaShivaratri— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) February 13, 2018
Happy #MahaShivaratri with lots of love!— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) February 13, 2018
Best wishes on #MahaShivaratri. Interestingly, 13th day of the lunar month, trayodashi, is dedicated to Shiv. Hindus consider 13 the most auspicious of numbers. It’s lucky 13 for us, not unlucky.— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) February 13, 2018
Greetings on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. #MahaShivRatri— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) February 13, 2018
Greetings on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. May Lord Shiva bless us all with strength & wisdom. pic.twitter.com/Ymv162J3ui— Shankar Chaudhary (@ChaudhryShankar) February 13, 2018