Timings : Celebrated in the months of February-March
The festival of Mahashivratri is to celebrate the celestial union of Shiva and Parvati in marriage. The night of Shivratri is believed to be their wedding night.
For millions of devotees of Lord Shiva, Mahashivratri is the most significant day as per Hindu mythology. Devotees of Lord Shiva execute the centuries-old ritual of Shivratri with utmost love and devotion. The Shiva Lingam is bathed with honey, milk, water, curd and sugar in a holy ritual. Hindus believe that worship of Lord Shiva with devotion and honesty forgives a devotee of past sins.
Shivratri is considered to be an extremely significant festival for women. Married and unmarried women observe a fast and perform Shiva Puja with extreme love to pacify Goddess Parvati, who favors marital bliss and long prosperous married life. Unmarried women also pray for a partner like Lord Shiva who is the embodiment or personification of the ideal husband.
Air: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore is the nearest point to reach Maheshwar by air. The airport is about 91 kilometers away from Maheshwar. A taxi can be hired from outside the airport to reach the city.
Rail: Being located in central India, Indore is the most convenient point to reach Maheshwar. On arriving at the station, taxis and buses are easily available which will directly take you to Maheshwar.
Road: Ujjain is the most convenient bus terminus. Buses regularly ply from Ujjain to Maheshwar.
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