Knowing when is Mahashivratri and how to do puja on Shivratri is on the minds of all Shiva devotees. Mahashivratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion across the country. On this day Lord Shiva is anointed with water or milk. Devotees across the country visit the Shiva temples.
It is believed that by keeping fast on this day and worshipping Shiva, one is blessed by the Lord. Though a Shivratri comes every month, Mahashivratri comes only once a year during the month of Phalgun (February/March in the Gregorian calendar).
Know when is Mahashivratri and how to do puja on Shivratri?
When is Mahashivratri in 2020?
In 2020, Mahashivratri is on 21st February.
What is the Ratri puja timing for Shivratri 2020?
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time – 06:14 PM to 09:24 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time – 09:24 PM to 12:34 AM, Feb 22
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time – 12:34 AM to 03:43 AM, Feb 22
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 03:43 AM to 06:53 AM, Feb 22
What is the auspicious time of Mahashivratri 2020?
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – 05:20 PM on Feb 21, 2020
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – 07:02 PM on Feb 22, 2020
On 22nd Feb, Shivaratri Parana Time – 06:53 AM to 03:24 PM
Must read: Worship Lord Shiva: How to do Shivaling Puja
What to offer to Shiva on Shivratri?
You can offer water, flowers, bel-patra, dhatura, fruits, bel fruit, sweets, milk, honey, and sandalwood etc.
What not to offer on Shivalinga?
There are various things that one should not offer on Shivalinga. Click on the link below to know about them.
Must read: what not to offer on Shivalinga
Lord Shiva’s Abhishek?
Shiva’s Abhishek is done by water, milk, curd, sugarcane juice, mustard oil, desi ghee, and doob ka jal. On the night of Shivratri, different items are used in abhishek during different prahars of the night.
How many times devotees should move around the Shivalinga?
The devotees should move around Shivalinga three or seven times.
What is eaten in the fast of Shivratri?
Fruits, juice, nuts, potato, kuttu ka atta, Sabu daana, singhare ka atta, milk, curd etc. can be consumed.
What is the significance of Mahashivratri?
Significance of Mahashivratri- Shivaji and Goddess Parvati were married on the Mahashivratri. Mahashivratri is the night that celebrates the union of Shiva and Shakti, the two greatest forces of the Universe. Hence this festival is called Mahashivratri.
What is the correct way of offering Jal on Shivaling?
It is very important to know that there is a proper way to offer jal on shiva ling which should be followed. Read about The correct way to offer Jal on Shivalinga.