Today it is ’ Sivarathri (Great Night of Shiva).Sivaratri is 6th Moonless night of February or March month every year. Maha Shivratri is observed for Lord Shiva and was married to Parvati.On this Maha Shivaratri day, devotees observed day and night fasting. They eat only milk and fruits on this day and perform to believe that sincere ritual worship of Lord Shiva. Married women pray for their well being husband and unmarried women pray for a husband like Lord Shiva.In Maha Shivaratri day devotees wakeup in the early morning, take bath and visit and worship to nearest Lord Shiva temple. Every three hours priests perform ritual pooja of Shiva Lingam with Water, Milk, Honey, Ghee and Fruits. During Pooja or Shiva Lingam chanting Lord Shiva Mantra and Slogams.
I went to famous shiva temple in my city ‘Vadakkunnathan Temple'.We went there by 8'o clock.There were so many programs there in temple.today i saw a girl playing 'Chenda' continuously with other men.Wow it is very hard to play chenda for a long period,she must have started practising it since childhood.Everyone was thrilled to see that and all were watching her till it stopped.then we went inside temple.It was very crowded,peoples were moving in queue so i was not able to pray properly as all were pushing from back.After praying we took some photos of temple decorated with light.Will be uploading those picture soon here.