is a night that celebrates the Hindu deity Shiva as a manifestation of the Pure
Conscious Principle. Traditionally, Shiva Ratri is
observed on the lunar fortnight, when the moon is waning, in the western months
of February or March. To devout practitioners, this night is considered a time
of consecration and dedication, which can result in the mind’s illumination.
In 2013, Shivaratri
will be celebrated on Sunday, the 10th of March into Monday, the 11th.