Maha Sivarathri, the night devoted to Lord Siva, this year falls on the Tuesday, 17 February 2015. Maha Sivarathri is celebratedd on the new moon day during the dark half in the month of February (Masi). Maha Sivarathri is the night when Lord Siva performed Tandava Nrithyam.
Jaffna Hindu College annually observe Sivarathri at Thiru Ketheeswaram, which is one of the five abodes of Siva (Eeswarams) in Sri Lanka that were glorified in the Devarams (Padal Petta Thiruththalankal). Our scouts too are on duty on this day to help the devotees who throng in hundreds of thousand to observe Sivarathri at Thiru Ketheeswaram temple.