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Maha Shivaratri Events in Phoenix Area


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Maha Shivarathri Celebrations
Start Date : 2/22/2020
End Date :2/22/2020
Venue: 1150 W Superstition Blvd
Host :Kerala Hindus of Arizona (KHA)
City :Apache Junction
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Maha Shivratri
Start Date : 2/21/2020
End Date :2/21/2020
Venue: BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir
Host :BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Cultural Center
City :Phoenix
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Maha Shivaratri
Start Date : 2/21/2020
End Date :2/21/2020
Venue: Hindu Temple of Arizona
Host :Hindu Temple of Arizona (HTA)
City :Scottsdale
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Maha Shivaratri Celebrations
Start Date : 2/21/2020
End Date :2/21/2020
Venue: Ekta Mandir
Host :Indo American Foundation of Arizona
City :Phoenix
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Maha Shivaratri

The night of Shiva, or Shivratri is celebrated on a moonless night in February every year. Shiva is the destroyer and is a part of the Holy trinity of Hindus. Devotees of Shiva fast during the day and maintain a long vigil during the night. Stories of Shiva are narrated and hymns and songs are recited in the honour of Shiva. In temples all across the country, bells ring, sacred texts are chanted and traditional offerings of leaves and milk are made to the Shiva lingam, the phallic symbol of the god. According to ancient scriptures, Shiva manifests himself in the form of a huge flaming lingam known as Jyotirlinga on Shivratri. It is the duty of every worshipper to worship this lingam with at least one bilwa leaf. Offerings of the intoxicant Bhang and the poisonous Dhatura fruit is also made to Shiva.

 

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