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
Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken all over
India. It is one of the official languages of India. Hindi is
written in the standardized Devanagari script, which is written from
left to right. It was originally written with the Brahmi script but
since the 11th century AD it has been written with the Devanagri
alphabet. Hindi developed directly from the ancient language of
India, Sanskrit through Prakrit and Apabhramsha . It has been
influenced and enriched by Dravidian, Turkish, Farsi, Arabic,
Portugese and English.