CHANTING (Kirtan) ~ Chanting God's name. The King of Mantras, Om Namah Shivaya (Sanskrit Aum Nama Śivāya ॐ नमः शिवाय), is a popular mantra in Hinduism and particularly in Shaivism. Its translation is "adoration (namas) to Śiva", preceded by the mystical syllable "Aum".
Maha Shiv Raatri is a celebration of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati’s wedding. Devi Parvati performed intense tapasya for a long period of time in order to attain Lord Shiva in marriage. Though many attempted to discourage her from her path of devotion onto him, her divine Love remained unshakable. She was fully surrendered to him in mind, soul, and heart; and this is what pleased the perfect Lord Shiva. :)The spiritual path to God is not an easy one, nor is it a fast one. We bow to Devi Parv