Today, Hindus all across the world observe Maha Shivaratri, a day of worship for the God Shiva. The ‘Great Night of Shiva’ is another name for Maha Shivaratri. Furthermore, it is a religious event observed to commemorate God Shiva’s power and mercy. There is also a belief that this event commemorates the triumph of light over darkness and ignorance.
The festival is celebrated with Bael leaf offerings to Shiva, all-day fasting, and an all-night vigil.
On the day of Maha Shivaratri, devotees of Lord Shiva and Hindus in general fast, only drinking milk and eating fruits, and execute the elaborate pooja or ritual of worship to Lord Shiva with chants and songs devoted to him.
It’s a day and night of feeling blessed by Lord Shiva, and trying to figure out how to express gratitude for everything Lord Shiva has done and blessed men throughout their lives.
Maha Shivaratri is observed to honor “the triumph of light over darkness in life and the globe.” It takes place at night, unlike other events.