Maha Shivaratri 2024

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Maha Shivaratri 2024: The Panchang states that the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Phalgun will commence at 09.47 pm on March 8.

Maha Shivaratri 2024

Maha Shivaratri is a significant celebration in the Hindu religion. It is believed that the divine union of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati occurred on this auspicious day, which is why devotees especially honour Lord Bholenath and Mother Parvati during Maha Shivaratri. Legend has it that on Maha Shivaratri, Lord Bholenath manifests in all the Shivalinga’s across the world. Therefore, worshipping Shiva on this day is believed to yield manifold blessings. Devotees of Bholenath mark the occasion by performing rituals and consecrating Shivalingas in temples.

Are you curious about when Maha Shivaratri fast will be observed this year and the auspicious time for worship? It seems that there is some uncertainty among people regarding the date of the fast. Despite this, many individuals still choose to keep the fast on this special day. Let’s find out the exact date and time for Maha Shivaratri fast this year.

Maha Shivaratri 2024 date

The Panchang states that the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Phalgun will commence at 09.47 pm on March 8. This date will conclude on March 9 at 06:17 pm. As per tradition, Lord Shiva is revered during the Nishita period on the day of Mahashivratri fast. Therefore, the Mahashivratri fast will be observed on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Maha Shivaratri 2024

Maha Shivaratri 2024 Muhurat

Celebrate the auspicious day of Mahashivratri on March 8 by worshipping Lord Shiva during the sacred hours from 06:25 pm to 09:28 pm. Additionally, make note of the four Prahars, which hold their own significance and occur at specific times throughout the day.

Four Prahar Muhurat of Maha Shivaratri 2024.

The evening worship begins at 06:25 pm and ends at 09:28 pm.

The second part of the night prayer will take place from 09:28 PM to 12:31 AM on March 9.

The third part of the night puja will be held from 12:31 AM to 3:34 AM.
The fourth and final part of the night puja is scheduled from 03:34 am to 06:37 am.

The Nishita Kaal Muhurta for March 9, 2024 is from 12:07 am to 12:55 pm.

The fast breaking time for March 9, 2024 is from 06:37 am to 03:28 pm.

Celebrate Maha Shivaratri by practicing this method of worship.

On the day of Mahashivaratri, wake up early in the morning and perform bathing and other rituals with complete devotion before taking a vow to observe the fast in front of Lord Shiva.
Once you have completed your morning rituals, begin the worship at the auspicious time.

-As a part of the worship, start by bathing Lord Shankar with Panchamrit, a mixture of five sacred ingredients.

-Additionally, offer water infused with saffron and light a lamp that will burn throughout the night.

-Along with these rituals, don’t forget to apply a sandalwood tilak on your forehead.

-Belpatra, hemp, and Dhatura are the most beloved offerings of Lord Shiva. Therefore, offer three Belpatra leaves, hemp, Dhatura, nutmeg, lotus seeds, fruits, sweets, sweet paan, perfume, and Dakshina as a token of your devotion.

-Finally, serve kheer infused with saffron and distribute the prasad among all individuals.

Maha Shivaratri Date

March 8, 2024

Maha Shivaratri Day


Chaturdashi Tithi Begins

21:57 on Mar 08, 2024

Chaturdashi Tithi Ends

18:17 on Mar 09, 2024

Nishita Kaal Puja Time

00:07 to 00:56, Mar 09

Ratri First Prahar Puja Time

18:25 to 21:28

Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time

21:28 to 00:31, Mar 09

Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time

00:31 to 03:34, Mar 09

Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time

03:34 to 06:37, Mar 09

Shivaratri Parana Time

06:37 to 15:29

Maha Shivaratri 2024

What is the significance of Maha Shivaratri?

The roots of Maha Shivaratri can be traced back to various Puranic texts like Skanda, Linga, and Padma Puranas. It is celebrated as the divine union of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Shiva performs the cosmic dance of creation, preservation, and destruction on this auspicious night.

The Isha Sadhguru Organization emphasizes the profound significance of Maha shivaratri for those on a spiritual journey, as well as for individuals in family life and those with worldly ambitions. It is a day of celebration for Shiva’s wedding anniversary for those in family settings, while for the ambitious, it symbolizes Shiva’s triumph over adversaries.

However, for ascetics, Maha shivaratri marks the day when Shiva merged with Mount Kailash, embodying stillness like a mountain. In the yogic tradition, Shiva is revered not as a deity but as the Adi Guru, the originator of Yoga. After eons of meditation, he attained complete stillness on Maha Shivaratri, signifying the night of ultimate tranquility.

Another tale recounts how Shiva consumed the halahala poison during the Samudra Manthana and retained it in his throat to safeguard both gods and humanity. This act led to the inception of Maha Shivaratri celebrations, honoring the savior of life.

FAQ about Maha Shivaratri?

What is the time of Maha shivaratri in 2024?
Maha Shivaratri, as per Drik panchang, will commence on the night of March 8 and conclude on the evening of March 9. The Chaturdashi Tithi will commence at 09:57 pm on March 08, 2024.

How many days is Maha Shivaratri?
Maha Shivaratri, a Hindu festival dedicated to the god Shiva, is celebrated annually in February or March. In 2024, Maha Shivratri falls on March 8th. According to Drik Panchang, the festival will be observed on Chaturdashi Tithi from the evening of March 8th to the evening of March 9th.

Why not to sleep on Maha Shivaratri?
During Maha shivaratri night, there is a spontaneous increase in energies within the human system, which is why one should not underestimate its significance, as explained by Sadhguru.

Can we drink water in Shivaratri fast?
During a strict Maha Shivaratri fast, it is important to refrain from consuming any food or drink. Nevertheless, individuals may opt to have soaked peanuts, fruits, milk, dairy products, honey, sabudana, or coconut water. Iodized salt should be completely avoided, and all dishes should be prepared using rock salt or Sendha Namak.

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

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