Maha Shivaratri

Today at the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we have something to celebrate. We are travelling to India to commemorate the famous Maha Shivaratri.

Maha Shivaratri, also known as “the Great Night of Shiva”, is a famous Hindu festival, which is precisely celebrated in honour of the god Shiva. It takes place every year on the sixth night of Phalgun month, either in February or March.

The night before the festival, believers fast and stay awake all night, which spend practicing yoga and meditating. During Maha Shivaratri people play different games and attend popular celebrations, which change depending on the region where it´s held. Some of the most popular traditions are: tripundra, the three horizontal lines on the forehead made from sacred ash representing Shiva´s eyes; carrying a rudraksha; and the offering of bael leaves and cold water at the Linga, a sacred stone.

This festivity is considered a lucky day for women. According to the legend, the Goddess Parvati prayed and meditated during this day with the purpose of avoiding something bad would happen to her husband. From then on, Maha Shivaratri is considered a lucky day for women to pray with for their husbands’ well-being, and unmarried women pray they will have a husband like Shiva, who is seen as the ideal husband.

If you are thinking about how to spend Father´s Day, treat yourself to a getaway to the luxury resort Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa. Can you imagine a better plan to enjoy unforgettable family days of luxury and relaxation?