Shivratri 2021 – When is Mahashivratri and how to do puja on shivratri ?

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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. Mahashivratri 2021 is on 11 March. Know how to do Shivratri puja.Maha Shivratri Whatsapp Status Video Download

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 2021?
Mahashivratri 2021 is on 11 March.

Shivratri 2021 puja timing – prana timing

What is the Ratri puja timing for Shivratri 2021?
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time – 06:25 PM to 09:25 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time – 09:25 PM to 00:26 AM, March 12
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time – 00:26 AM to 03:26 AM, March 12
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 03:26 AM to 06:27 AM, March 12

What is the auspicious time of Mahashivratri 2021?
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – 14:39 on Mar 11, 2021
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – 15:02 on Mar 12, 2021

On Mar 12, 2021, Shivaratri Parana Time – 06:27 AM to 03:02 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.
When is Mahashivratri and how to do puja on shivratri

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.When is Mahashivratri and how to do puja on shivratri

How to do Shivratri puja

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.

Do read: The Twelve Jyotirlinga temples of Shiva in India

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 shivling which should be followed. Read about The correct way to offer Jal on Shivalinga.

Must read: The Twelve Jyotirlinga temples of Shiva of India

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