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Today – March 10, 2013 – is Shivratri - Night of Shiva - Mahashivratri

Today – March 10, 2013 – is observed as Shivratri. Mahashivratri is the night dedicated Shiva. The formless Supreme Truth – Shiva – took form and appeared on this night to remove Maya or illusion and lead devotees on the path of bliss. The path to bliss is to realize that all that is living and nonliving is nothing but the Supreme Truth. There is no second. 

Observances on the day include chanting of Shiva mantras, fasting and keeping vigil at night. Special pujas are performed at midnight. 

Shivratri fasting is from sunrise on March 10 to Sunrise on March 11. Pujas begin at the night of March 10 and continue to early morning hours of March 11.

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