The holy festival of Hindus, Maha Shivratri is been observed as the 'great night of Lord Shiva', which comes once in a year, Lord Shiva is referred as 'the destroyer of evil.' This Festival is celebrated by worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This year, Maha Shivratri will be celebrated on February 13, Tuesday, and will be extended until February 14. Lord Shiva has 108 different names: Maheshwara, Shambhu, Soma, Shashvata, Parameshwara, and others.
According to a legend, Lord Shiva drank poisonous negativity to protect the world on Maha Shivaratri. while it is also said that on the Night of Maha Shivratri, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married.
On Maha Shivratri, the devotees head to Shiva temples or Jyotirlingams to worship Lord Shiva. Some also do chanting of Shiva Mantra "Om Namah Shivaya", praying to Lord Shiva, keeping fast, practicing meditation.
The Bollywood is also rejoicing the Maha Shivratri Eve with their family and friends. From the Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan to Chandani girl Sridevi wished their fans and followers on Maha Shiv Ratri. Here are wishes that pour on Twitter from B'Town celebrities.
Big B took Twitter to greets all a Maha Shivratri,
Mahashivratri greetings to all .. महाशिवरात्रि की अनेक अनेक शुभकामनाएँ, He Tweeted.
T 2613 - Mahashivratri greetings to all .. महाशिवरात्रि की अनेक अनेक शुभकामनाएँ 🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/NIpTKwIDnJ— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 13, 2018
Sridevi also wished her fans on Maha Shivratri.
Wishing you all on the auspicious occasion of #MahaShivaratri.— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) February 13, 2018
Happy Mahashivratri to all! May the Destroyer within you, destroy communalism, corruption and criminals in politics, once and for all.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 13, 2018
Mahashivratri tonight. Wishing all of u the very best on this holy day pic.twitter.com/FBp9LhWRav— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 13, 2018
May the energy of Lord Shiva bring you prosperity and abundance. Happy Maha Shivaratri.— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) February 13, 2018
Blessed to be in the presence of Sadhguruji , celebrating the very powerful and auspicious Maha Shivratri. The experience at Isha center has been magical, loved it. A special mention to the volunteers for doing the work selflessly. A memorable Shivratri. Thank you @SadhguruJV ji! pic.twitter.com/kga2JBYIF1— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) February 14, 2018
Other than them, Bollywood celebrity Ronit Roy, Anupam Kher also greeted their fans on Maha Shivratri