are a number of popular legends related to the auspicious festival of
Mahashivaratri. These legends of Shivaratri explain the popular custom
of staying awake all night on Shivaratri while chanting the name of Lord
Shiva. Besides, these also throw light on the greatness of Lord Shiva
and his supremacy over all other Hindu Gods and Goddesses. An attempt
has been made to provide detailed description of these fascinating
legends related to Lord Shiva. Please click on the links below to find
out more about the origin and history of Mahashivaratri Festival !