Maha Sivaratri is a hindu festival which is most commonly celebrated in India. Every month, there is a shiva ratri and womenfolk observe fast, create shiva rangoli designs and seek blessings from Lord Shiva. The main festival for Lord Shiva is known as Maha Shivaratri. During this festival people observe fast, pray through the night with hymns and songs devoted to Lord Shiva. It's believed that Lord Shiva performs his heavenly dance on this Maha Shivaratri. Large rangoli designs for shiva ratri are displayed in public places, smaller lingam shaped rangoli shapes are displayed in front of houses.