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Maha Shivaratri festival devoted to the Hindu god Shiva, and in the Shaivism tradition of Hinduism is particularly essential.

it is held at night, unlike most Hindu festivals that are observed during the day.

In addition, unlike most Hindu festivals that include cultural revelry manifestation, the Maha Shivaratri is a holy festival that is noteworthy for its introspective focus, fasting, Shiva meditation, self-study, social harmony, and all-night Shiva temple vigil.

The ceremony involves keeping a “jaagaran,” an all-night vigil and rituals, because through Shiva, Shaiva Hindus marks this evening as “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in one’s lives and the universe.

Fruit, leaves, sweets, and milk offerings are produced to Shiva, some are performing all-day fasting with Shiva’s Vedic or tantric worship, and some are performing meditative yoga.

“Om Namah Shivaya,” Shiva’s sacred mantra, is sung throughout the day in Shiva shrines.

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