Thursday, 8 February 2018

Maha Shivratri 2018: Date, Significance and Rituals

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Maha Shivratri 2018: Date, Significance and Rituals
Maha Shivratri – the Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva – is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha or Phalguna according to the Hindu calender. Shivratri literally translates to “The Great Night of Lord Shiva”.
This year the festival will be celebrated on Tuesday, 13 and 14 February.
According to drikPanchang, the muhurta or mahurat for Maha Shivratri 2018 is as follows:
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins at 22:34 on 13 February
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends at 00:46 on 15 February!
Nishita Kaal Puja Time = 23:58 to 24:47+
Duration = 0 Hours 49 Mins
On 14th, Maha Shivaratri Parana Time = 06:35 to 15:16
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time = 18:10 to 21:16
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time = 21:16 to 24:22+
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time = 24:22+ to 27:29+
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time = 27:29+ to 30:35+
How to read 24+ time?
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins = 22:34 on 13/Feb/2018
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends = 00:46 on 15/Feb/2018
So this year Mahashivratri is Falling on 2days 13th & 14th February!
And the main Ratri Jagran, Ratri-Puja and Fasting day is 14th February according to some priests !
Hara Hara Mahadev Shambhu Kashi Vishwanath Gange 🔱👁🔱
Shubh Prabhat 🙏🕉🙏

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