Happy Maha Shivratri 2018 – when is it this year, what’s it about and why is it celebrated?

IT is a Hindu celebration which takes places just before Spring arrives.

But what is the celebration about and how do people mark it?

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Offerings are made to Lord Shiva as Hindus thank him for saving the world from poison[/caption]

What is Maha Shivratri?

It means “the great night of Shiva” and comes from a...