Shivratri | Mahashivratri 2023 – Shivratri Date, Importance of Shivratri, When is Shivratri? Why is Shivratri celebrated? Shivratri 2023 date and Shubh Muhurt, Shivratri Puja Vidhi, How to do Shivratri Puja?
Shivratri, which we all call Mahashivratri, is a very holy and important day for the devotees of Mahadev Shiva.
The marriage of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati was concluded on this day.
The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated all over India with great reverence and devotion.
Shivratri is celebrated on Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha of every month.
In this way 12 Shivratri is celebrated throughout the year.
People keep fast on this day and worship Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati.
Shivaratri, which is celebrated on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha of Falgun month, is Mahashivratri.
The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated with reverence and devotion all over India as well as in other countries.
Where there are temples of Lord Shiva, they are decorated well on this day.
The procession of Lord Shiva (Shiv Barat) is also taken out in a grand manner on this day.
There is a lot of crowd in the temples of Lord Shiva on this day.
On this day people worship Mahadev Shiva with full devotion.
When is Mahashivratri?
The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated every year on the Chaturdashi date of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Falgun.
Mahadev Shiva and Goddess Parvati were married on this day.
There are many other stories in circulation in this regard. Which we will talk about next.
Mahashivratri 2023 Date
In the year 2023, the festival of Mahashivratri will be celebrated on Saturday, 18 February 2023.
|Mahashivratri 2023 Date||Saturday, 18 February 2023|
This day is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi of Falgun month.
Mahashivratri 2023 Shubh Muhurt
The best time to worship Mahashivratri is Nishita Kaal.
|Mahashivratri Nishita Kaal Timing||18 February 2023 – 11:37 pm|
19 February 2023 – 12:28 am
The time of worship of Mahashivratri is auspicious from the evening to the whole night.
This time is divided into four Prahars. You can worship Mahashivratri in any one of the prahar or in all the four prahar.
The time of worship of all the four Prahars is given in the table below. You can worship Shivaratri once or in all four phases according to your reverence.
|Pratham Prahar Puja||18-02-2023||05:46 PM to 08:54 PM|
|Dwitya Prahar Puja||18-02-2023 to|
|08:54 PM to 12:02 AM|
|Tritya Prahar Puja||19-02-2023||12:02 AM to 03:11 AM|
|Chaturtha Prahar Puja||19-02-2023||03:11 AM to 6:19 AM|
Now we get information about the time to end the Mahashivratri fast, which we all call Paran.
Mahashivratri Fast Paran Time
In the table below, we have given the Parana time of Mahashivratri fast.
|Mahashivratri Fast Paran Time||19 February 2023|
after 06:19 am
Mahashivratri Puja Vidhi
- One day before Mahashivratri i.e. on Trayodashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Falgun month, eat satvik food only once.
- First of all, after getting up in the morning and doing your daily activities, after taking bath etc., make yourself clean and pure.
- After that, take a Sankalp of fast by standing in front of the idol or picture of Lord Shiva. Ask Lord Shiva for power for your fast.
- In the evening, after taking bath etc., worship Lord Shiva according to the time mentioned above.
- You can worship Lord Shiva in the temple or even at home.
- Above we have given the auspicious time for worship. You can worship as per your wish.
- Worship Lord Shiva with full devotion.
- Chant Shiv Chalisa, Shiv Mantra Om Namah Shivaya.
- Apart from this, you can also recite Shivashtakam, Rudrashtakam etc.
- Also do aarti of Lord Shiva.
- You can also do night awakening during Mahashivratri if you are able.
- If you do night awakening during Mahashivratri, then keep on chanting the Om Namah Shivaya Mahamantra.
Why is Mahashivratri celebrated?
Why is Mahashivratri celebrated? There are some stories prevalent in this regard.
The marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati took place on this day. For this reason, every year we all celebrate the wedding anniversary of Shiva as Mahashivratri.
According to the legend related to the festival of Mahashivratri, at the time of manthan of the ocean, Halahal poison came out from the ocean.
This poison was very dangerous. Its effect could have destroyed the entire universe.
For this reason Mahadev Shiva drank this poison to protect this world.
Lord Shiva had filled this poison in his throat. Due to the effect of poison, his throat turned blue. Since then one name of Lord Shiva became Neelkanth.
To reduce the effect of this poison, night awakening was advised for Mahadev Shiva.
All the gods worshiped and praised Mahadev Shiva throughout the night to awaken Mahadev Shiva and to get the pleasure of being in the company of Mahadev Shiva.
Lord Shiva blessed everyone in the morning.
From that day the festival of Mahashivratri started being celebrated.
The second story is related to a hunter whose video we are giving below.
Importance of Mahashivratri
Mahashivratri is the best festival to worship and praise Mahadev Shiva.
We can also call it the festival of union of Shiva and Shakti.
Mahashivratri is the auspicious day of marriage of Shiva and Mata Parvati. We all must celebrate it as a festival.
Let us all also celebrate the occasion of Mahadev Shiva’s saving this world from Halahal poison.
This day is the best for the worship of Lord Shiva.
Mahashivratri is an auspicious day to attain the spiritual bliss of man.
It is an auspicious day to get the ultimate blessings of Mahadev Shiva and Mother Parvati.
For all you Shiva devotees, we have given some YouTube videos related to Mahashivratri. You can also get information by watching these videos.
Video source – YouTube Bhakti Dhara