We’ve got three choices for our Maha Sivaratri celebration on Sunday night.
- We could head up through Malibu to the Malibu Hindu Temple, which has an array of activities happening — including what sounds like very traditional, South Indian ceremonies.
- We could stick a bit closer to home and go to the Marina del Rey Sivananda Center.
- We can perform puja, chanting and other devotional activities at home.
We’ll likely make a last-minute decision.
If you’re wondering what the big deal is, here’s one nice resource:
Shivaratri is great festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha in month of Magha is known as Maha Shivaratri according to South Indian calendar. However according to North Indian calendar Masik Shivaratri in month of Phalguna is known as Maha Shivaratri. In both calendars it is naming convention of lunar month which differs. However both, North Indians and South Indians, celebrate Maha Shivaratri on same day.
In South India, the devotees are already gathering.
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