Marking the holy union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the divine festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm across the length and breadth of the country. The story of Lord Shiva marrying Goddess Parvati is counted among the most vibrant and gripping stories in Hindu mythology.
This Holy Spirit comes to life as the Celestial temples of Khajuraho light up to celebrate Shiv Vivaha.
The annual tradition of celebrating Shiv Vivaha resonates with the local flavour of the city, giving you a chance to immerse yourself in its opulent cultural history. The LaLiT Arts Festival is a yearly affair, organised to promote the collaborative development of holiday destinations. Aside from facilitating holistic development of various destinations The LaLiT operates in, the festival also brings people together and promotes local cultures to rejuvenate energy in these regions. Locals join in with excitement and enthusiasm to see their city come alive on the grand festival of Maha Shivratri. Together, this creates a beautiful opportunity to delve into Khajuraho’s heritage and soak in the spiritually charged energy that dominates the air. To truly witness the ancient city at its best and extend the religious fervour, experience #KhajurahoWithTheLaliT. Visit the Pranami temple, a sacred place of worship for the Pranami sect around the world, followed by a trip to Baldev Ji Temple, an architectural marvel inspired by Roman, Paledian and Gothic styles.
The ancient city of Khajuraho is the ideal destination to witness the magnificent festivities of Maha Shivratri. Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho sings the tale of a rich cultural and religious past. This creates the perfect chance to embrace your spiritual side and witness the entire city deck itself in marital glory. On this Maha Shivratri, The LaLiT Temple View Khajuraho is hosting an ornate celebration to commemorate Shiv-Vivaha and make an exciting gala out of it. As part of the LaLiT Arts Festival, the celebration aims to revive the essence of art, culture and divinity that the temple city of Khajuraho is best known for. Being the primary theme of the 10th LaLiT Arts Festival, the holy matrimony of Shiv Shakti is going to be celebrated with much pomp and flair on the 13th of February 2018.
This goes perfectly in sync with the LaLiT Temple View’s vibe – a destination for calm and serenity, facing the world famous, ancient temples of Khajuraho. The entire area between The LaLiT Temple View to the Western Temples is illuminated and decorated to kick-start the celebration days in advance. Following the traditional script of an Indian wedding, the Baraat proceeds from the hotel to the Western Temple Festival Ground, where it is greeted with a vibrant, classical Indian dance performance. Kathak dance inspired by Parvati Mangal of Tulsidas, is going to be enacted by the renowned Sharen Lowen and directed by Kamalani Dutt, laying down the ingredients for a colourful cultural evening filled with excitement, enthusiasm and zeal.