Thousands of pilgrims flock to the fair grounds near the Mahakaleshwar temple and worship throughout the night.This festival is celebrated with great fervor among devotees of Lord.A festival usually falls in March, dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. The Bundelkhand region is a stronghold of shasivities and many devotees travel hundreds of kilometers to worship at the Matangeshwar Temple.

A 10 – day -long Bazaar is held where traders, peddlers and gypsies from other parts of the state display their traditional fare and a variety of handicrafts. A rural circus, folk theatre, magic shows and merry-go-rounds add to the fun and frolic.
Though celebrated throughout India, Shivratri Mela at Pachmarhi,Shivaratri, Shivaratri travel, Shivaratri of Madhya Pradesh, Fair and Festival of Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh fairs Madhya Pradesh, is a unique experience. Held in February or March, depending on whether the last day of phagun falls in which month, the festival is attended by lakhs of devotees of Lord Shiva who rests in a shrine on the Satpura Range. The Mahadeo Temple is decked up with tridents that the devotees bring along and plant them on Chauragarh Hill that is nearby.