Maha Shivaratri (1 March) is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva.
It celebrates the grand marriage of the lord of destruction, Shiva – with the goddess of fertility, love, and beauty, Parvati, who is also known as Shakti (power).
A major festival in Hinduism, this festival is solemn and marks a remembrance of “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in life and the world. It is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting and meditating on ethics and virtues such as honesty, charity, forgiveness, and the discovery of Shiva.
If you are planning to observe a Shivaratri fast this year, here are some foods that you can still have while on fast:
Potatoes: Aloo Kadhi, Aloo Tikki, Aloo Khichdi … and more
Milk-based beverages and desserts
Pakodas and vadas
Fruits and dried fruits