Date: 11th February, 2018
Place: maramon, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala
Maramon Convention is one of the largest Christian convention in Asia and is held at Maramon village of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, India. Celebrated on the vast and beautiful sand-bed of the Pampa River next to the Kozhencherry Bridge, Convention attracts lakhs of devotees every year. The convention comes usually in the month of February. Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association, the missionary wing of the Mar Thoma Church is the organizers of the convention.
Cherukolpuzha Hindu Convention
Date: 4th February, 2018
Place: Cherukolpuzha, Pathanamthitta , Kerala
Cherukolpuzha Hindu Convention is an annual convention held on the sandy stretches of Pampa River at Cherukolpuzha in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala state. Renowned pundits and acharyas from various parts of India will participate the convention and deliver their spiritual speeches and thoughts. Hindu Matha Mahamandalam is the organizers of Cherukolpuzha convention.
Date: 13th February
Place: All over India
Shivarathri, one of the important festivalcelebrated in India, dedicated to Lord Shiva will be held in 13th February, 2018. Shivrathri vrat or fasting is the main ritual of this festival. On that auspicious day, devotees offer special poojas and offering to Lord Shiva. The Maha Shivaratri is an ancient festival, mentioned in several Puranas. mainly in Skanda Purana, Linga Purana and Padma Purana. The rituals and celebration of Shivrathri differs in various part of India. There will be traditional dance forms , music and bhajans perform in temples at Shivrathri night. Chanting the Moola Mantra of Shiva “ Om Nama Shivaya” is very auspicious on the Shivrathri day.
Other Shiv Manthras are:
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
“Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Mamritat”
Rudra Gayatri Mantra
“Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi.
Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat”
“Om Sarva Mangal Manglaye Shivay Sarvaarth Sadhike
Sharanye Trayambake Gauri Narayaani Namostu Te”