Maha Shivratri : Puja timings-All you need to know!!!

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Maha Shivratri : Puja timings-All you need to know!!!

Every year, in february or march, Hindus celebrate maha shivratri, a holiday dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is observed on the fourteenth day of the dark half of the lunar month of Phalguna, or Magha, in accordance with the Hindu calendar. It is one of the most eagerly awaited days of the year for Lord Shiva's followers. In order to give Lord shiva sincere and fervent prayers on this day, believers rise early and fast all day. Numerous locations conduct the Rudra abhishek Puja, which involves bathing the shiva linga in a concoction of milk, honey, yoghurt, and gangajal. maha shivratri is observed with great grandeur and ceremony in a number of temples around the nation. This is everything you need to know about the auspicious event, from shubh muhurat to puja procedures. 

Timings for the maha shivratri shubh muhurat and puja in 2024

This year, on Friday, march 8, the important Hindu holiday of maha shivratri will be honored. The following are the auspicious shubh muhurat, or puja timings, according to Drik Pachang:

Time of Nishita Kaal puja: march 8, 2024, 11:33 PM to march 9, 2024, 12:21 AM

Shivaratri Parana timing on march 9: 06:37 AM to 15:29 PM

Ratri First Prahar Puja on march 8 from 18:25 to 21:28

Ratri Second Prahar Puja, march 8, from 21:28 to 11:57 p.m.

Time of Ratri Third Prahar puja: march 8, 2024, from 11:57 PM to 02:58 AM

Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja timings: march 8, 2024, from 02:58 AM to 6:00 AM

Commencement of Chaturdashi Tithi: march 8, 2024, at 21:57 PM

End of Chaturdashi Tithi: march 09, 2024, at 18:17 PM

Maha Shivratri puja with vidhi and samagri

The bulk of people observe fasting on maha Shivaratri. The method that fasting is observed has evolved over time. The puja process as outlined in religious texts is rarely followed on Shivaratri. In the contemporary Puja Vidhi custom, worshippers visit shiva temples as soon as they wake up. Most devotees finish their shiva Linga Puja by noon, as most temples close at that time to make room for nighttime darshan.

The majority of shiva temples are only open late for darshan and not for puja ceremonies. Devotees perform abhishek with milk and water in the morning and bring dhatura, bilva leaves, and bilva fruit as offerings to the shiva linga. Many distribute sweet liquids laced with bhang in the form of prasad. The cannabis plant, commonly referred to as "bhang," is acknowledged by the general public as a gift from Lord Shiva. Most followers just eat fruits and drink throughout the day on a fast.

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