Mr Varshney said Kumbh will conclude on a rare occasion, Maha Shivaratri Many devotees will stay awake all night singing devotional songs and chanting mantras. Large processions are carried out throughout the city, with people thronging the streets to catch a glimpse of the revered idol of Lord Shiva.
But Mahashivratri is of a different significance. To unite ourselves with the One Self is to recognize the Shiva in us. Often, fairs and special events are also held around these temples. The Mahakaleshwar TempleUjjain is one of the most venerated shrines consecrated to Shiva, where a large congregation of devotees gathers to offer prayers on the day of Maha Shivaratri.
They take bath in the holy water of the Ganga Symbol of the purity early in the morning before sunrise and wear a clean clothe after the sacred bath. It is believed that the people who fast on this night and offer prayers to Lord Shiva bring good luck into their life.
Let this night not just be a night of wakefulness, let this night be a night of awakening for you. Others believe that it is the day when Shiva married the goddess, Parvati.
Other legends say that Shiva named this specific day when the goddess Parvati asked. According to another legend, this is the night when Shiva and Parvati got married.
But, for the ascetics, it is the day he became one with Mount Kailash. The poison was so deadly that even a drop in his stomach, which represents the universe, would have annihilated the entire world.