New Delhi: Hindus all over the world are celebrating Maha Shivratri today and on the auspicious occasion, several leaders extended greetings to the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped that the blessings of Baba Bholenath bring happiness, peace, prosperity and good fortune in the lives of all countrymen. Also Read - Maha Shivratri 2020: Why Shivratri is Known as Herath in Jammu And Kashmir
He tweeted, “Happy Maha Shivratri to all of you. Hope the blessings of Baba Bholenath brings happiness, peace, prosperity and good fortune in the lives of all the countrymen. Om Namah Shivay!” Also Read - Maha Shivratri 2020: Best Shivratri SMS in Hindi And English, WhatsApp & Facebook Messages to Send Greetings!
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “Greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens on Maha Shivratri. May the blessings of Lord Shiva bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone’s life.”
“Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted and also attached a picture of revered Mount Kailash with it.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu prayed that Lord Shiva blesses everyone in the country with peace, prosperity and good fortune
“On the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri, I wish the devout community around the world. On this occasion, when we illuminate our homes, we pray to Lord Shiva to bless us with wisdom and courage to overcome the flaws within,” Naidu said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he wishes for Bholenath to ‘bless the whole’ world on this auspicious day.
Home Minister Amit Shah said that he prayed to Mahadeva for the ‘prosperity of India.’
Here are how other leaders wished the nation:
Maha Shivratri is an annual festival to celebrate the marriage between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. On the occasion , devotees observe fast and pray all night long to seek blessings from the Mahadeva.