Shivratri is the most important festival at the famous
Temple in Varanasi. In 2016, it will be observed on March 7, 2016. It is believed here that Shiva
married Goddess Parvati on the Shivratri day. The belief is that Shiva resides
permanently at Kashi and therefore the marriage anniversary is annually held
with numerous rituals.
is divided into two parts. First is fasting or Upavas dedicated to Shiva. And
next is the Darshan of Shiva. Kashi
The fast here is for whole day and night. It begins at sunrise on Shivratri day and ends next day at sunrise.
Shiva darshan includes visit to the temple, offering of water and offering food and donations to poor children and old people.
The marriage anniversary rituals are held at night.