Introduction of Maha Shivratri 2021
Maha Shivaratri is the great festival of the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Chaturdashi date during Krishna Paksha in the month of Magha is known as Maha Shivaratri according to the South Indian calendar. However according to the North Indian calendar, the monthly Shivaratri in the month of Phalgun is known as Maha Shivaratri. In both calendars it is the naming of the lunar month which is different. However, both North Indians and South Indians celebrate Maha Shivaratri on the same day.
Maha Shivratri 2021 Vrat Vidhi and Food
A day before the Shivaratri Vratam, on Trayodashi at the most, devotees should eat only one time. In Maha Shivratri Vrat people eat only fruits on time in a day. On the day of Shivaratri, after completing the morning ritual, devotees should take sankalpa to keep fast for the whole day on Shivaratri and take food the next day. During the resolution, devotees take a pledge for self-determination during the fasting period and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva to end the fast without any disturbance. Hindu fasts are strict and people pledge for self-determination and seek blessings from God before successfully ending them.
On the day of Shivratri, devotees should take a second bath in the evening before performing Shiva Puja or going to the temple. Shiva Puja should be done at night and the devotees should take a fast after bathing the next day. Devotees should break the fast between sunrise and before the end of Chaturdashi Tithi to get the maximum benefit of the fast. According to a contradictory view, the devotees should break their fast only when the Chaturdashi date ends. But it is believed that both Shiva Puja and Parana (Puja) i.e. breaking the fast should be done within Chaturdashi Tithi.
Shivaratri Puja can be performed once or four times during the night. The duration of the entire night can be divided four times so that four times one can get four pahars (पहर) to worship Shiva. www.Statusp.com lists all the four Prahara period for the ardent Shiva devotees who perform Shiva Pujan four times a night. We also list the Nishita time when Lord Shiva appears on earth on the linga and the time window for breaking the fast on the following day.
When is Maha Shivratri 2021 date in India?
The festival is held in February or March on the Gregorian calendar. In the Hindu calendar, it falls on the 13th night and the 14th day of the month on the day of Phalgun, which Shiva referred to as “the favorite day of the year”. In the year of 2021 Maha Shivratri will be on 11 March 2021. The Vrat (fasting) of Maha Shivratri will be on same day. Of the twelve Shivaratri festivals held during the Hindu year, Maha Shivaratri is considered the most sacred by Hindus.
Maha Shivratri 2021 Muhurat
Maha Shivaratri on Thursday 11 March 2021
Nishita Kaal Puja Time – 12:06 pm to 12:55 pm, March 12
Duration – 00 hours 48 minutes
On March 12, Shivaratri Parana Time – 06:34 PM to 03:02 PM
Night First Prahar Puja Timings – 06:27 pm to 09:29 pm
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Timings – 09:29 AM to 12:31 PM, March 12
Night Third Prahar Puja Time – 12:31 pm to 03:32 pm, March 12
Night Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 03:32 AM to 06:34 AM, March 12
Chaturdashi Tithi begins – 02:39 PM on March 11, 2021
Chaturdashi date ends – 03:02 PM on March 12, 2021
Maha Shivaratri is also spelled as Shivratri, Shivarathri and Sivaratri.
Maha Shivratri 2021 is very special
This holiday is celebrated with a significant Hindu population throughout India, Nepal, Bangladesh and other parts of the world.
“Shivaratri” means “the great night of Shiva”, which is the name of the whole night of worship performed by Shiva devotees on the 13th of Phalgun. This is different from most Hindu festivals, which are seen during the day. Praying and worshiping Shiva through the night is believed to be the time when Shiva “saved the world from ignorance”, a symbol of darkness.
On the 14th day of Phalgun, Hindus fast throughout the day. They also offer flowers, betel nuts, and fruits to Shiva. They also offer incense, light ceremonial lamps, bathe the holy water in the Ganges or elsewhere, engage in yoga meditation, and chant the “Om Namah Shivaya” mantra throughout the day.
In temples across India, devotees chant “Hail to Shiva!” Between the bells of the temple and, after circling the statue of Shiva, pour water or milk over it. Finally, they also receive three lines of “holy ashes” on their foreheads to symbolize purity, wisdom and penance.
Aslo Read All National Festivals of India
More Questions Asked by People for Maha Shivratri?
Most of questions that asked by people and people also so doubtful about these questions.
How break Maha Shivaratri fast?
For bread Maha Shivratri fast people eat sweet thing before sunset. Nobody eat any thing after sunset in this fast. Devotes stay awake and spent the night in Shiva temples by chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ and singing hymns and verses in praise of Lord Shankar. Devotees break their fast on the next morning of Maha Shivratri by partaking prasad offered to Lord Shiva.
Can we sleep during shivratri fast?
We can not sleep during Maha Shivratri Fast. Do not sleep during Shivratri if you are observing a complete fast.
Can we eat salt on shivratri fast?
It is permissible to have rock salt or rock salt during your fast of Maha Shivratri. You can also know potato as a plain dry curry which is also known as Aloo Kadhi. You can also take aloo tikki, aloo pakoda, aloo khichdi, sweet potato chaat and aloo ka halwa.
Which Colour should wear on shivratri 2021?
They should wear read or yellow coloured clothes. It will be beneficial to recite ‘Skand Puran’. This is too good for blessings of Lord Shiva.
How do shivratri pooja at home?
Start the Shiva Linga Abhishek with water, milk or curd. You can also add rose water, sandalwood paste, sugar, ghee and honey. These items are necessary for Shiva Abhishek on Mahashivaratri. There are people who worship Shiva according to the four Prahars (quarters) in a day.
Can we drink tea during Shivaratri fast?
To appease Lord Shiva, devotees observe Maha Shivaratri fast throughout the day without a drop of water (Nirahar Vrat). While some fast by consuming fruits, milk, tea, coffee and foods, which are allowed to be eaten on fast. … * Devotees should avoid eating grains, lentils, and vegetables.
What should we do on shivratri night?
Shivaratri is the celebration of the event by which Shiva saved the world. Since then, this day and night – devotees fast, keep vigil, sing the glory of God and meditate all night. In my point of view it depends entirely on your devotion. Lord Shiva never asked us to do anything else.