celebration of Maha-Shivratri in India 2021
picture of celebration of mahashivratri in india 2021

Yesterday on 11 march 2021, India was Celebrating Maha-Shivratri which is said to be “The Great Night of Shiva”. Lord Shiva is a superior god in Hinduism. It is said that yesterday was the Night when Hindu god Shiva performed a Heavenly dance.

Maha Shivratri festival of weed (Bhang)

maha shivratri in hindi, images of mahashivratri celebration in india 2021
Image of Mahashivratri celebration in India

Maha Shivratri is one of the major festivals in Hinduism as it marks the overcoming darkness and ignorance” in the world. The ethics and virtues of Lord Shiva were honesty, forgiveness, charity, helping others etc.,

Shiva is considered as the greatest of all Hindu god. This is also the reason why along with India more other countries say Nepal, Pakistan and other Asian countries celebrate this day. Lord Shiva is considered as the humblest and the angriest god in Hinduism.

On this day devotees of Lord Shiva, observe a day-long fast, remain awake all night and perform puja during Nishita Kaal to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Maha ShivratriShivratri in the month of Phalguna (as per Indian calendar) is observed as Maha Shivratri.

On this day, all the temples provide cannabis (Bhang) as a form of blessing from Lord Shiva to all the devotes who come to pray in the temple. Though it is not mentioned in the Hindu religious scripture to consume weed(bhang) but now all have stated consumption of bhang or cannabis as a tradition by preaching that it pleases lord Shiva. Maybe they need some excuse to drink or consume cannabis(bhang).

Best places to celebrate Shiv-Ratri in India are-


Mandi is a temple located in Himachal Pradesh; The Bhoot-Nath temple hosts the Mahashivratri celebration. It was started by one of the Royal family of Himachal Pradesh. The Mahashivratri fair lasts till a week. Now the grand celebration of Mahashivratri is looked forward by not only Indians also international visitors from different nations.

Mandi town located on the banks of the Beas River, popularly known as the “cathedral of temples”. This is one of the oldest towns of Himachal Pradesh with about 81 temples of different god and goddess.

one of the best places to celebrate mahashivratri in India.


Images of Mahashivratri in India 2021
Celebration of hindu festival Mahashivratri

Haridwar is located in Uttarakhand, which is one of the famous religious or holy place in India. It is mainly known for its Ghats, people in a large ratio come to celebrate Mahashivratri in Haridwar.

One of the best places to celebrate mahashivratri in India.


Varanasi is also one of the famous holy places in India. The celebration of Mahashivratri in Varanasi is always grand. People from different parts of the world visit Varanasi. Varanasi is the only place in India where people dance in possession after consumption of Bhang (combination of Cannabis and milk).

One of the best places to celebrate mahashivratri in India.


The Umananda Temple located in Guwahati, Assam conducts one the grand celebration in Mahashivratri. The temple is located at the Peacock island in Brahmaputra river. Laksh and lakhs of people visit to see the grand celebration of Mahashivratri in Assam.

one of the best places to celebrate mahashivratri in India.

Spiritual Importance of Maha Shivratri-

It is also said that in this say shiv and shakti meets, which in essence means masculine and feminine energies that balance the world. It is very significant for the people who are very ambitious in the world because they can see this day when Shiva conquered all his enemies.

prayers in Hindu religion
Image of prayer in Hinduism

Darkest night of the Month 

Shiv-Ratri is the celebration of darkness. It is said that on this night any logical mind resists for light and apt for natural night. which actually means “Existence and Creation” it means “if your vision is for small things, you will see lots of creation. If your vision is really looking for big things, you will see the biggest presence in the existence is a vast emptiness”.

Does Shiva smoke Weed(cannabis)?

Yes, Lord Shiva consumed weed(cannabis) as it is called Ganja or Bhang in India.

Can you consume Cannabis on Shiv-Ratri?

As Lord Shiva is the superior god in Hinduism, so on the occasion of Shiv-Ratri you can freely consume bhang (cannabis) in India.

Some of the Names of Shiva

Shankara, Shoolin, Shrikantha, Someshwara, Anagha, bhairava, bholenath and 101 more.

Who is Aghori?

Image of Aghori in mahasivratri India
Image of Aghori in mahasivratri India

The devotees of Lord Shiva are called Aghori, who follow the path of lord shiva. Aghori are the person who does not care about the world. They contribute most of their times in the prayes of shiva and follow his path. Aghori dont’t wear clothes, according to them there are many bounds in which human beings can get trap say “shame” so to overcome this and to remain naturally they don’t wear clothes.


All the above information have been gathered from different sources, hope you find the information helpful. If you think that I left out some important things about Mahashivratri then comment below. so, that i can improve and provide more useful content. Mexico on the way to legalize recreation cannabis. (check out)


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