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Maha Shivratri festival marked in India

02-28-2014 16:04 BJT

INDIA-CALCUTTA-SHIVRATRI

Indian Hindu devotees pour milk over an idol of lord Shiva during Maha Shivratri festival at a temple in Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, Feb. 28, 2014. Maha Shivaratri which can be translated into "great night of Lord Shiva" marks the night when he recreated himself with divine powers. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers to Lord Shiva and fasting. (Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)

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