Mahashivaratri is the most significant festival for the millions of Lord Shiva worshippers in India. Lord Shiva devotees celebrate the festival with faith and reverence and observe a fast on the day. Through this dedicated web site on Shivaratri Festival, Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India (SCFI), wishes to pay its tribute to the devotion and faith of Hindus in Lord Shiva. By highlighting various relevant aspects of the festival, the society endeavors to create awareness about Shivaratri Festival in younger generations.
As a socially responsible manifestation, Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India endeavors to create value for the Indian society by introducing the beauty, grace and wisdom embodied in the various festivals of India, thereby preserving India′s rich cultural heritage. We bring unique customs, traditions and goodness of Indian festivals to form a distinct association known as the Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India. Through this organization, we hope to form a mutual respect for and foster the common bond that various Indian festivals share.
The great diversity of Indian religious beliefs is projected through the various festivals that are celebrated in India. They arise from the innate desire of man to seek diversion from humdrum activities that help in symbolizing, reflecting and enriching social life in a specific cultural setting. SCFI seeks to conserve and promote an awareness of this rich and diversified cultural treasure amongst the citizen of this country through various expositions that focus on the tradition of excellence, conversing the famous legends, rituals, mythology and philosophy of Indian Festivals and in turn facilitating an awareness of their deeper and subtler values.
With the help of this dedicated web site, SCFI wishes to project the social, cultural and religious significance of Mahashivratri Festival in India. Sincere attempts have been made to understand the glorious festival by giving details about the various legends and rituals associated with it. A detailed section on Lord Shiva has also been provided to highlight the greatness of Lord Shiva as depicted in Hindu mythology. To further enhance the site SCFI invites suggestions and contributions from its visitors and devotees of Lord Shiva.
Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India