Thiruvananthapuram: The whole Nation celebrating Maha Shivarathri in the honour of lord Shiva. According to the Hindu culture, the devotees will observe day-long fast in this day. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha. Not only in India, but also the neighbour country Nepal is celebrating this day.
This year, Kerala will usher in eco-friendly Shivaratri celebrations as the Aluva Manappuram and the Travancore Devaswom Board have decided to enforce a ban on plastic water bottles and plastic carry bags. Kerala has been in the spotlight for the lackadaisical approach to waste management and the poor implementation of waste disposal by municipal authorities.
The banks of the river Periyar will have 250 ‘bali tharas’ and over 500 priests have been deployed to help devotees with the rituals.
According to the rituals will begin at midnight with the Shivaratri vilakku.
In the Mahadeva temple, 'Navakam' at 12 pm following to ‘Sreebhoothabali’, ‘Kalasabhishekam’ are will be held in night.