Maha Shivratri, which literally translates to “great night of Shiva” is a Hindu festival largely celebrated in India as well as in Nepal. The festival is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha according to the Hindu calendar . People often fast on the night of Shivratri and sing hymns and praises in the name of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the people who fast on this night and offer prayers to Lord Shiva bring good luck into their life.
It is a very auspicious day to perform Shiv pooja / Rudrabhishekam on this particular day