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🔱Maha Shivaratri - महा शिवरात्रि

Shivaratri Date: Maha Shivaratri: Friday, 8 March 2024
Shivaratri

Every month's Krishna Triodashi is called Shivratri, out of all these 12 or 13 Shivratri, two Shivratri are very famous. Triyodashi of Phalgun month is famous as Maha Shivratri and on the other hand Sawan Shivratri which is celebrated in the holy month of Bhagwan Shiva called Sawan. This festival is dedicated to Bhagwan Shiva-Parvati, on this day devotees offer Belpatra to the Shivalinga symbolizing Bhagwan Shiva.

Related NameMaha Shivaratri, Sawan Shivaratri Kanvad Yatra, Shivterash, Bola-Upwas, Bholapaas
Begins TithiFalgun Krishna Trayodashi / Sawan Krishna Trayodashi
ReasonFavorite day of Lord Shiv, Marriage Anniversary.
CelebrationsFast, Bhajan/Kirtan, Prayers in Gauri-Shankar Temple, Rudrabhishek.

महा शिवरात्रि हिन्दी में पढ़ें

फाल्गुन त्रियोदशी महा शिवरात्रि के नाम से प्रसिद्ध है और दूसरी सावन शिवरात्रि के नाम से जानी जाती है | शिवरात्रि 2023 तिथि, भजन, आरती, मुहूर्त और मंदिर | सावन शिवरात्रि 2024 : शुक्रवार, 8 मार्च 2024

When is Shivratri?

Maha Shivratri 2024 : Friday, March 8, 2024

Maha Shivratri Night Prahar Puja Time: [Delhi]
First Hour - 6:25pm - 9:28pm | 8 March 2024
Second Hour - 9:28pm - 12:31am | 9 March 2024
Third Prahar - 12:31am - 3:34am | 9 March 2024
Fourth Prahar - 3:34am - 6:37am | 9 March 2024

Pradosh Kaal - 6:25pm to 8:52pm

Chaturdashi Tithi : 8 March 2024 9:57pm - 9 March 2024 6:17pm
Trayodashi Tithi : 8 March 2024 1:19am - 8 March 2024 9:57pm

Maha Shivaratri

8 March 2024
Maha Shivratri is largely celebrated in all over India by Hindu community. It falls on the new moon in the month of Maagha as per the Hindu calendar. Maha Shivratri is known as a Great Night of Shiva. It is to be believed that Maha Shivaratri was the moment when Lord Shiva performs a beautiful dance it was the night when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married.

Devotees often do fast and offerings are observed in the night to Lingam. Some people avoid all the food items during the fasting practices for the entire day during Maha Shivaratri. While others do restrict fast practices called Phalar. As per this tradition, people offer some items like milk, yoghurt, fruit, almonds, peanuts, cashew and honey on Shivlingam during Maha Shivaratri. It is believed that those who complete these practices along with Jagrana are believed to be blessed with happiness in their life. Fasting and other practices bring a good luck into their lives.

After earth's creation was complete, Parvati asked Lord Shiva which devotees and rituals pleased him the most. The Lord replied that the 14th night of the new moon, in the dark fortnight during the month of Phalgun, is his favorite day. As per Sadhguru, the planetary positions on this night are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in the human system. Devotees, who like yogic sadhana, keeping the body in a vertical position, and not sleeping on all night.

Sawan Shivaratri

2 August 2024
Savan Shivratri is also called the closing day of the Kanwar Yatra, during the monsoon month Shraawan (Jul-Aug). Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh & Gangotri in Uttarakhand; Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of Ganges River, Ganga Jal, which is later offered at their local Shiv temples (including Kashi Vishwanath, Baidyanath, Neelkanth and Devghar).

Shivratri is the source of positive energy for the most exhilarating day of Lord Shiva, so the whole day is considered holy and auspicious for watering/Jal Abhishek. While keeping in mind, avoid the union of the two dates for Jal Abhishekam.

Related Information

Frequency
Half Yearly
Duration
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Falgun Krishna Trayodashi / Sawan Krishna Trayodashi
Ends Tithi
Falgun Krishna Trayodashi / Sawan Krishna Trayodashi
Months
Maha Shivaratri: February / March; Sawan Shivaratri: July / August
Mantra
Om Namah Shivaya, Bol Bam, Bam Bam , Bam Bam Bhole, Har Har Mahadev
Reason
Favorite day of Lord Shiv, Marriage Anniversary.
Celebrations
Fast, Bhajan/Kirtan, Prayers in Gauri-Shankar Temple, Rudrabhishek.
Imp Places
All Jyotirling, Rishikesh, Pashupatinath, Shri Shiv Mandir
Past Dates
Sawan Shivaratri: 15 July 2023, Maha Shivaratri: 18 February 2023, Sawan Shivaratri: 26 July 2022, Maha Shivaratri: 1 March 2022, Masik Shivaratri: 11 January 2021

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