the night of the worship of Shiva, occurs on the 14th night of
the new moon during the dark half of the month of Phalguna. It
falls on a moonless February night, when Hindus offer special
prayer to the lord of destruction. Shivaratri (Sanskrit 'ratri'
= night) is the night when he is said to have performed the
Tandava Nritya or the dance of primordial creation, preservation
ka sab ko bhata,
jab weh pankho ko phalata,
khoon-khoon ka shoor
Did You Know?
The term "peacock" is commonly used to refer to birds of
both sexes. Technically, only males are peacocks. Females are peahens, and
together, they are called peafowl.
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