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Maha Shivratri is celebrated in Shiva temples all over Delhi on the night when the god is said to have performed the Tandava, or the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction.
Devotees of Shiva fast during the day and maintain a long vigil during the night. In temples all across the country, bells ring, sacred texts are chanted and traditional offerings of leaves and milk are made to the Shiva lingam, the phallic symbol of the god.

Added by punshanu on January 25, 2007