Maha Shivratri Date 2021| Maha Shivratri 2021: Date, Timing and Muhurat


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Maha Shivratri 2021: Date, Timing and Muhurat

Maha Shivratri Date 2021| Maha Shivratri 2021: Date, Timing and Muhurat

Maha Shivratri 2021: Date, Timing and Muhurat


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The occasion of Maha Shivratri is a significant day for all the Shiv bhakts for more reasons than one. It’s a day when they offer prayers to the deity and during the night, celebrate the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati. It is widely believed that this day also marks the day when Shiva, for the first time, appeared as Linga. While Masik Shivratri is celebrated every month, the Maha Shivratri is the most important one. 

Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the Chaturdashi Tithi (fourteenth day) in the month of Phalguna (as per the Purnimant calendar) or Magha (according to the Amanta calendar) during Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the Moon. This year, Maha Shivratri will be celebrated on February 21, as per the Gregorian calendar.

Maha Shivratri 2021 puja timings and shubh muhurat:

Chaturdashi Tithi begins at 5:50 AM on February 21 and ends at 7:32 AM on February 22.

Nishita Kaal Puja (main puja) timings – 11:38 PM to 12:30 AM, February 22

Apart from the Nishita Kaal, one can perform puja during four Muhurtas, and they are as follows:

First Prahar – 5:31 PM to 8:47 PM

Second Prahar – 8:47 PM to 12:04 AM, February 22

Third Prahar – 12:04 AM to 03:20 AM, February 22

Fourth Prahar – 3:20 AM to 06:37 AM, February 22

Parana or time for breaking the fast – 6:37 AM to 7:32 AM, February 22.

On Maha Shivratri, devotees keep a day-long vrat (fast) and break it on the following day. They undertake austerities and practise celibacy to exercise self-restraint and control over their senses. Consumption of cereals and pulses in any form is strictly prohibited. Devotees can, however, have fruits, milk or vrat recipes. The vrat also helps them focus on the Supreme power and acknowledge the fact that there’s something more mighty that governs the universe. And apart from helping the body get rid of toxins, the idea of observing a vrat also cleanses the mind. Thus, it liberates a person of all the impurities.

 

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