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Maha Shivratri

On Maha Shivaratri, devotees offer bhang-infused rice to Lord Shiva as a sacred offering. This is believed to invoke blessings and divine protection.

Maha Shivaratri, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an auspicious festival celebrated with devotion and reverence across India. It holds great significance in the Hindu calendar and is observed with various rituals and offerings.

On this sacred day, devotees visit Shiva temples to offer prayers, chant mantras, and perform special pujas to seek Lord Shiva's blessings. Rice, as a symbol of sustenance and prosperity, is an essential part of the offerings made to the deity.

One of the unique aspects of Maha Shivaratri is the ceremonial offering of "bhang" (cannabis-infused) rice to Lord Shiva. It is believed that consuming bhang on this day pleases the divine lord and bestows his blessings upon the devotees.

In addition to the spiritual aspect, Maha Shivaratri also marks a time of reflection and introspection. Many devotees observe fasting as a way of purifying the mind and body, and the fast is broken with a simple meal that often includes rice-based dishes.

Maha Shivaratri brings devotees together in a spirit of devotion and piety, reaffirming their faith in Lord Shiva and seeking his divine grace.

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