Maha Shivaratri is a famous Hindu festival celebrated each year in reverence of Lord Shiva. This Festival is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun. Devotees observe fast all through the day and night of Shivratri in honor of Lord Shiva and pay a visit to Shiva temples. A ritual bath of Shiva A lingam with milk, water, honey, etc is also performed by the devotees as a part of the Maha Shivratri tradition. Many believe that the Shivratri Festival marks the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. However, according to some legends, it was on the auspicious night of Shivratri that Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava’, the dance of the primal creation, preservation, and destruction.
Date and Puja Timings
Maha Shivaratri 2022 - Tuesday, 1 March
Tithi - Phalguna Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi
Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 12:08 AM to 12:58 AM on Wednesday, 2 March
Duration - 00 Hours 50 Mins
Shivaratri Parana Time - 06:45 AM on Wednesday, 2 March
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time - 06:21 PM to 09:27 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time - 09:27 PM to 12:33 AM, Mar 02
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time - 12:33 AM to 03:39 AM, Mar 02
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time - 03:39 AM to 06:45 AM, Mar 02
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 03:16 AM on Mar 01, 2022
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 01:00 AM on Mar 02, 2022
Maha Shivratri is a festival celebrated all over India. This day is considered to be extremely auspicious and people who observe the maha fasting on this day are said to get freed of all their sins. The planetary positions on the night of Shivratri are such that they can enormously benefit your spiritual and physical well-being when certain procedures are followed. The major festival marks overcoming darkness and ignorance in life, and as such, it is observed by remembering Shiva, chanting prayers and practicing yoga, fasting, and contemplating ethics and virtues of honesty, restraint, and forgiveness.