Mahashivratri is one of the most celebrated Hindu festivals in Kashi Vishwanath. As only in Kashi it is celebrated around various regions in India. Every year thousands of devotees come to the Kashi Vishwanath temple. This time the rules at the temple are not similar to every year. Due to pandemics, the devotees are not allowed entry inside the temple. Lord Shiva and Goddess Gaura will be seen in a beautiful dress this time at Kashi Vishwanath temple. The Divisional Commissioner has added that there will be possibilities of huge crowd gatherings at the entry of the temple. But he added that devotees will get the opportunity to offer prayers from the four-door of Garbhagriha. All these measures have been taken due to the current situation of pandemics.
Decoration of temple
It was seen that the temple will be decorated with flowers. Along with this, the celebrations have not started at the temple. It is noted that the main attraction at the temple will be Lord Shiva and Goddess Gaura. Lord Shiva’s head will be decorated with dry fruits. Goddess Gaura will wear a beautiful pink Gujarati lehenga on the occasion of the celebration of Mahashivratri at Kashi Vishwanath temple. Along with this Gaura will also wear beautiful jewelry and other ornaments.
Kashi Vishwanath temple celebration
Kashi Vishwanath is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga. On this day the devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. It is believed that this night Lord Shiva performed the Tandava or the dance of creation, preservation, and destruction. The devotees also offer fruits, flowers, and be left on Shiva linga. The prayers were offered, they sing shlokas, chant mantras, with sacred Om Namah Shivay. At the Kashi Vishwanath temple, this day is marked as an auspicious occasion and it is celebrated with absolute devotion and purity.
Importance of Mahashivratri
This day marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti, masculine and feminine energies that provides a balance to the world. On this day Lord Shiva performs tandav. Also on this day, the only lord appeared the form of the Linga on the midnight of Mahashivratri.