Celebrated to revere Lord Shiva, also known as “The Destroyer” within the Hindu trinity, Trimurti, Maha Shivaratri is a festival that not only takes the cultural carousing to a whole new dimension, but also embraces the virtues akin to inclusivity, introspection, and social harmony. Dowsed in the very essence of this grand festival, The LaLiT Suri Hospitality Group celebrated Shiv Vivaha – the divine union of Lord Shiva and Parvati – under the aegis of The LaLiT Arts Festival in Delhi on March 3, 2019.
Attended by more than 500 guests including locals, tourists, and luminaries, the celebrations imbued Delhi with the eminence of Maha Shivaratri, both literally and figuratively. Leaving the audience enthralled, the cultural gala marched ahead with a mesmerising musical ballet based on Shiv and Parvati’s union, following the script of a traditional Indian wedding. The ceremony reached its prime with the traditional dance performances based on ParvatiMangal of Tulsidas. The beautiful performance brought the entire congregate to a standstill. Directed by Kamalani Dutt and Sharon Lowen, this multimedia production is choreographed in Odissi style with actors like Vishwanath Mangaraj and Nitisha Nanda playing the characters of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati, respectively.
Dr. Jyotsana Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director, The LaLiT Suri Hospitality Group, graced the grand fiesta of ‘Shiv Vivaha’ with her presence. She talked about how The LaLiT Arts Festival aims at bringing the much-needed cultural grandeur which aligns with the ethos of the reputed hotel chain and amalgamates the virtues of inclusivity and social concord through the revival of art and culture.
After completing the grand celebrations of “Shiv Vivaha” ceremony at The LaLiT Temple View Khajuraho, one of the best heritage hotels in India for the past 7 years, the celebrations took place in New Delhi, this year and witnessed the same level of fervour and enthusiasm.