The Festival Is Believed To Celebrate The Wedding Of Lord Shiva And Goddess Parvati. Devotees Stay Awake All Night, Singing Hymns And Prayers, To Seek Lord Shiva’s Blessings.
From Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi to Madhur Bhandarkar and Kajol, Bollywood celebrities on Tuesday took to Twitter to wish their fans and family on Maha Shivratri.
The festival is believed to celebrate the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Devotees stay awake all night, singing hymns and prayers, to seek Lord Shiva's blessings.
Here's what they have to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: Maha Shivratri greetings to all.
T 2613 - Mahashivratri greetings to all .. महाशिवरात्रि की अनेक अनेक शुभकामनाएँ 🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/NIpTKwIDnJ— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 13, 2018
Vishal Dadlani: Happy Maha Shivratri to all! May the Destroyer within you destroy communalism, corruption and criminals in politics, once and for all.
वही शून्य है वही इकाय, जिसके भीतर बसा शिवाय... हर हर महादेव।— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 13, 2018
Ronit Bose Roy: Maha Shivaratri ki anek subhechayein. Good wishes and blessings on the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri. Jai Bholenath.
Salman Khan: Wishing everyone a very happy #MahaShivaratri .
Wishing everyone a very happy #MahaShivaratri .— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) February 13, 2018
Sridevi: Wishing you all on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri.
Wishing you all on the auspicious occasion of #MahaShivaratri.— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) February 13, 2018
Anupam Kher: Happy Maha Shivratri
Hema Malini: Maha Shivratri tonight. Wishing all of you the very best on this holy day.
Mahashivratri tonight. Wishing all of u the very best on this holy day pic.twitter.com/FBp9LhWRav— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 13, 2018
Kajol: May the energy of Lord Shiva bring you prosperity and abundance. Happy Maha Shivaratri.
May the energy of Lord Shiva bring you prosperity and abundance. Happy Maha Shivaratri.— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) February 13, 2018
May the divine power of Shiva be with us all. Wishing you all a blessed #MahaShivaratri! Har Har Mahadev.— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) February 13, 2018
Lata Mangeshkar: Maha Shivratri ke is pavan parva ki aap sab ko mangal kaamanaayein.(I would like to extend my good wishes to all on this auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri).
Madhuri Dixit: Happy MahaShivratri to all!
Riteish Deshmukh: MahaShivratri ki Shubkaamnayien
Fire is his head, the sun & moon his eyes, space his ears, the Vedas his speech, the wind his breath, the universe his heart. From his feet the Earth has originated. Verily, he is the inner self of all beings (Description of Bhagwan Shiva in the Upanishads) Happy #MahaShivaratri! pic.twitter.com/jbctTYgAvK— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) February 13, 2018
Madhur Bhandarkar: May Lord Shiva shower upon you all his choicest blessings on this Maha Shivratri, Om Namah Shivay…
Manoj Bajpayee : Happy shivratri to all of you!
Esha Gupta: Today on MahaShivaratri pls don’t waste al the milk on gods statues,rather give it to the animals on the street or kids. ur God will bless u
Kapil Sharma: Happy MahaShivraatri
Mohit Chauhan: Happy Shivratri!! may Lord Shiva bless us all with his divine light, and grant us peace, love and harmony. Bhum Bholenath!!…
Mika Singh: Happy shivratri. Jai Bhole Nath…
कंकर कंकर हैं शिव शंकर। आप सबको महाशिवरात्री की अनंत बधाई। pic.twitter.com/iD9JsH6UmX— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 24, 2017
Salim Merchant: Wish you all a blessed MAHASHIVRATRI.
OM NAMASHIVAAYA 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 happy MAHASHIVRATHRI 🌙🌙🌙🌙🌙🌙🌙🌙🌙 har har mahadev pic.twitter.com/eXfAACZyxM— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) February 13, 2018
Raveena Tandon : Aap Sab ko MahaShivratri Ki Hardik shubhkaamnaye !! Today also happens to be my dads 80 th birthday!! So truly a special day for me
Shekhar Kapur: The Lord of Darkness. Lord of Nothingness. Lord of emptiness. Lord of the Tandav. Lord of the Birth n Death of the Universe #MahaShivratri
Soha Ali Khan: Herath Mubarak to all!! Happy Shivratri – just had a glorious meal of dum aloo, yakni, paneer and haq … Yummy!
Sidharth Shukla: What is Bhaang called in English…..Shiva’s Regal !!! Jai Bholenath …Happy #Mahashivratri ;-)
Greetings for #Mahashivratri today. Lord shiva..protector of life..may u protect us all, inspite of everything the world is dealing with..— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2017
Shruti Haasan: Happy mahashivratri to everyone !!!!!
Randeep Hooda: Om namah Shivai…
May the blessings of Lord Shiva guide you throughout this year. Wishing you all a very happy Shivaratri. #MahaShivaratri 😇— Gautam Rode (@gautam_rode) February 13, 2018
Maha Shivaratri, which literally means the ‘The Great Night of Shiva’ is celebrated in the dark fortnight or Krishna Paksha on the 13th day or the 14th night of Phalguna or Maagha month (that is February or March as per the English calendar)