Bhang holds a very important cultural significance on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. At many places like Varanasi, it is distributed among people as “Shiv Prasad.” It is believed that on Maha Shivaratri, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati.
During the occasion of Maha Shivratri, devotees consume bhang to celebrate the festival. The grinding of bhang is very special and is considered to be an art at several places. In Bollywood movies, one of the favorite songs on this occasion is “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar” from “Aap Ki Kasam”.
Bhang and Lord Shiva are strongly associated. Thandai is a very popular drink which is made by mixing milk with bhang. You will find it readily available during the time of Maha Shivratri.