The Prime Minister tweeted in Hindi, “Deshwasion ko Mahashivratri ke pawan awasar par dheron shunhkamnayen, Har Har Mahadev.”(Greetings on the special occasion of Mahashivratri. Har Har Mahadev!)
Mahashivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the Lord Shiva. The name also refers to the night when Shiva performed the heavenly dance.
There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March, or Phalguna) and before the arrival of Summer, marks Maha Shivaratri which means “the Great Night of Shiva”.