When Is Mahashivratri: Muhurat, Rituals, And Importance
Mahashivaratri has great importance in Hinduism. This day of the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is the best opportunity to get the blessings of Shiva-Parvati. Special consecration and worship of Lord Shiva are done on this day. Lord Shiva's Rudrabhishek is done with Panchamrit. Bilva Patra and Dhatura are offered to them. Mahashivaratri is celebrated on Chaturdashi of Phalgun month. Devotees of Mahadev eagerly wait for the festival of Mahashivaratri, which is celebrated on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha of Magha month. In such a situation, there is a desire among the devotees of Lord Shiva to know when is Mahashivaratri next year. What is an auspicious time? Why is Mahashivaratri celebrated? Let's know.
Mahashivaratri 2024 Auspicious Time For Worship
Worship is done in four prahars on the day of Mahashivaratri. Check here the Mahashivaratri 2024 date and puja timings.
Falgun month 2024 Chaturdashi date starts: March 8, 2024, at 9:57 pm
Falgun month 2024 Chaturdashi date ends: March 9, 2024, at 6:17 pm
The first Prahar of the night: 6:25 PM to 9:28 PM (8 March 2024)
The second Prahar of the night: 9:28 PM (8 March 2024) to 12:31 AM (9 March 2024)
The third Prahar of the night: 12:31 AM to 3:34 AM (9 March 2024)
The fourth Prahar of the night: 3:34 am to 6:37 am (9 March 2024)
Shiv Shakti Milan
There are many mythological stories behind why Mahashivratri is celebrated. Shiva and Parvati met on the day of Maha Shivratri. Devotees of Mahadev stay awake the whole night of Mahashivaratri to worship. Shiva devotees celebrate the marriage of Lord Shiva to Parvati on this day. It is believed that Parvati married Lord Shiva on the day of Mahashivratri.
Mahadev Appeared for The First Time
Some legends state that Lord Shiva first appeared on the day of Mahashivaratri. Shiva's manifestation Jyotirlinga was in the form of Shivalinga of fire. A Shivling that had neither beginning nor end and it is believed that to find out the Shivling, Brahmaji was trying to see the topmost part of the Shivling in the form of a swan, but he did not get success. And he could not even reach the topmost part of the Shivling. On the other hand, Lord Vishnu was also looking for the support of Shivling in the form of Varah, but he also did not get support.
Maha Shivratri Puja Method
On the day of Mahashivaratri, bathe Lord Shiva's idol or Shivling with Panchamrit, and also worship with the mantra 'Om Namah Shivaya. After this, Lord Shiva should be worshiped in all four hours of the night and the fast should be broken the next morning by donating to Brahmins.
The Mantra Of Shiva's Worship
While worshiping Lord Shiva on the day of Mahashivaratri, do recite this mantra. Chant Om Namah Shivay 108 times.
Doing This Work On Mahashivratri Will Remove the Problems
To get rid of obstacles and problems in life, fast and worship on the day of Mahashivratri. Offer black sesame seeds to Lord Shiva. Feed the helpless people the next day. After this open your fast. Donate to the needy. By doing this, the problems of life will go away and there will be an increase in happiness, prosperity, and good luck.
Importance Of Mahashivratri
It has been said in our religious scriptures that the seeker who fasts on Mahashivaratri attains salvation. Mahashivratri is the fast which does the welfare of the person while living in the world. By observing Mahashivratri fast, all the sorrows and pains of the seeker end, as well as the wishes are also fulfilled. There is never a shortage of money grains, happiness-good luck, and prosperity by worshiping Shiva. Lord Shiva should be worshiped for the welfare of the world.
On the day of Mahashivaratri, devotees observe chanting, penance, and fasting and on this day they see the form of Lord Shiva. On this auspicious day, Shiva is anointed with Belva Patra, datura, milk, curd, sugar, etc. in pagodas in every part of the country. Mahashivratri is celebrated as a festival across the country because on this day the marriage of Lord Mahadev took place. If you want to know more about the importance of Maha Shivratri then take an astrology phone consultation.