Maha Shivaratri Festival



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Maha Shivaratri is the festival to honor the Hindu god Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is one of the most important Hindu gods, and is the source of the sacred river Ganges. Images of Shiva appear all over the island during the festival. In this image, the river is seen flowing from the top of his head.