All You Need To Know About Mahashivratri Puja 2019

All You Need To Know About Mahashivratri Puja 2019

All You Need To Know About Mahashivratri Puja 2019

New Delhi: One of the most awaited festivals of the year Maha Shivaratri is finally here. The festival is celebrated across the country as people worship the destroyer of evil, Lord Shiva. The day is quite important in the Hindu calendar. This year, Maha Shivaratri started from Monday March 4 and will go on until Tuesday, March 5. This day is celebrated with great zeal and much fervour, here’s everything that you need to know about this day.

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1. Mahashivratri is celebrated on new moon’s fourth night of either Magh or Phagun according to the Hindu month. It is said that on this day, the stars in the northern hemisphere are placed in such a position that it raises a person’s spiritual energy.

2. This year the Maha Shivaratri Nishita Kaal Puja time would be from 12:14 am to 1:03 am. The other Puja timings are as follows: Maha Shivaratri Parana Time - from 6:49 am to 3:33 pm, Ratri first Prahar Puja Time – from 6:28 pm to 9:33 pm, Ratri second Prahar Puja Time – from 9:33 pm to 12:38 am, Ratri third Prahar Puja Time - from 12:38 am to 3:44 am, Ratri fourth Prahar Puja Time – from 3:44 am to 6:49 am.

3. Now, let’s move on to how Maha Shivaratri fast is observed? Well, on this day devotees fast for the entire day. While some pt for nirjala vrat, other do nirahar vrat. The former means observing a fast without consuming even water and the latter fast means the one where you can eat fruits and drink milk but cannot have anything solid. These devotees also go to temples and wash the shivaling with milk, water and honey.

4. There are many legends suggesting why the auspicious day is celebrated but according to the most renowned legend, Shiva and Parvati got married on this day.