On the occasion of Maha Shivratri, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan shared a very emotional post. He shared some old and unseen pictures from his teenage and recalled a conversation with his late maternal grandfather.
The photos featured Hrithik with his grandfather from one of their visits to the temple and Maha Shivratri celebrations.
He wrote a long caption recalling the conversation with his grandfather. Hrithik wrote, “I reminisce a conversation with my Nana who I used to call Deda with love. Why do we celebrate Maha Shivratri?.. a young me asked my Deda, J.Om.Prakash ji.. wondering why each year we would follow a family tradition to visit the beautiful Shiv temple, Deda built decades ago. Explaining the very human significance of the occasion, he explained that our family comes together to celebrate the divine union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parwati Ma. The day is dedicated to CO-EXISTING, with a puja and community meal. All through, self reflecting with a resolute to creating a better world for ourselves and others, each day, every day.”
Hrithik then mentioned the reason behind sharing this. He said, “This year, the essence of Maha Shivratri hits me particularly stronger. First time ever, the doors of our temple remain shut as measure of social distancing. If anything, the responsibility of preservation of life, health and safety takes centre stage.”
Hrithik is a strong believer of God. A few months ago, he was seen celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi and Visarjan with the family with utmost joy.