Enjoy the unique Mahashivratri festival

“Thus, you can find different types of diversity in India, while it still remains one democratic country.”


VV-Correspondent Sajid Khan records the unique festival of Mahashivaratri festival from Junagarh district fair, Bhavnagar district, Gujarat. 


The Mahashivaratri tradition has been going on for thousands of years.  At this festival sadhu (holy men) who have been living in jungles doing penance for over a year come and show their specific talents.


The belief is that on this day Shivaji and Hanuman (Hindu Gods) appear in the procession and people are able to worship them.  People believe that through the medium of the sadhus they can worship thegods. 


People come from all over India and the world to see this beautiful festival. Some come for religions reasons and others for entertainment. 


“I travelled all over India and have come back for a second time, but this is the most interesting thing I’ve seen all over India,”a happy foreign tourist informs Sajid.


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Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu.

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