Seek-a-ratri???

#1 Feb 6th, 2006, 22:57
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Hi there, I'm looking for somewhere to be for Sivaratri. I'm presently in MP & heading towards Maharasthra.
Looking here http://www.templenet.com/jyotir.html I see that there are several jyotirlinga temples in the region. Somnath is referred to as the foremost, but that would be quite a detour for just a few days. Apparently there's also a gathering at Pachmarhi around the same time, but I'm sure that this place has its own charms outside festival time.
What I'd like to know is whether any of you have spent Sivaratri at, or just visited, these places. What were your thoughts on the place? What's to be expected during the mela (similar to Diwali)? I thought that Sivaratri would be a good time to see some big event in a small place & a break from usual sightseeing.
All input welcome, thanks...
#2 Feb 6th, 2006, 23:25
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I know it's out of your way/not on your way, but . . .

. . . Varanasi is Shiva's city and the Shivaratri I spent there was amazing. Happy travels. Scott
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Hmmm.... coming real soon; 26 Feb according to my Mozilla Callendar.

My Sivaratri experience is almost all London-based.
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If you are going to Maharashtra I suggest Nashik. Sadhuji can give you a lot of info.
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Thumbs up Hi

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Originally Posted by Darmabum . . . Varanasi is Shiva's city and the Shivaratri I spent there was amazing. Happy travels. Scott

Varanasi or Haridwar.
Here is a very interesting article that describes some unknown parts of Shivaratri:
http://www.sawf.org/newedit/edit11122001/culture.asp

Hope you’ll like it.

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#6 Feb 8th, 2006, 16:26
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Grishneshwar it is then

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