Considered to be one of the most pious festivals, Maha Shivratri is a special night dedicated to lord Shiva. Unlike other Hindu festivals, Shivratri is a unique festival celebrated only during the night. A night filled with glorious pandals and poojas dedicated to the lord, while many devotees show their love by fasting the whole day. This year, the festival falls on a Friday, giving many of us a chance to kick back and relax. For everyone interested in enjoying a simple vacation during these holidays, here are a few places you can visit.
If you don’t want to leave Kolkata, Dakshineshwar will be a good trip. Popularly known for the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple constructed by Rani Rashmoni, this is a good place to visit during Maha Shivratri. The temple which was constructed in the year 1850, houses the idol of Lord Shiva, which is laid on a hand-carved structure of a thousand-petal lotus. From this glorious Kali temple built by Rani Rashmoni to other sites like the beautiful gardens of Panchabati, there is quite a lot to see in Dakshineshwar.