Mahashivratri Puja Vidhi 2017 : Maha Shivaratri Pooja Muhurat & Auspicious Timings Fasting Details

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Maha Shivratri Puja Vidhi: Shivratri is done on the occasion to worship Lord Shiva. It is believed that worshiping Lord Shiva on the auspicious day helps to get rid of all the sins and hence making it one of the important festivals. To make it better and auspicious, we should know the timings and thithi in which we have to celebrate and offer pooja to Lord Shiva. Scroll down to read how the Puja is done and when it should be done in this year.

It is a major festival in Hinduism, but one that is solemn and marks a remembrance of “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in life and the world. It is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting, doing Yoga and meditating on ethics and virtues such as self-restraint, honesty, noninjury to others, forgiveness and the discovery of Shiva. The ardent devotees keep awake all night. Others visit one of the Shiva temples or go on pilgrimage to Jyotirlingams. This is an ancient Hindu festival whose origin date is unknown.

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Maha Shivratri Shiv Puja Vidhi, Pooja Muhurat Timings:

Maha Shivaratri is an annual festival dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and is particularly important in the Shaivism tradition of Hinduism. Unlike most Hindu festivals which are celebrated during the day, the Maha Shivaratri is celebrated at night.

Maha Shivratri Puja Vidhi: 

  • On Shivratri get up early, take bath and wear clean clothes.
  • Holy bath on Shivaratri purifies body and soul. So, take bath in Ganga or nearby river. If this is not possible you can add some black sesame seeds into water and take bath.
  • Take vow to observe full day fast and to break it on the next day.
  • Now perform Maha Shivaratri puja. Worship Lord Shiva and Parvati.maha shivaratri puja
  • The main ritual of Shiva puja is performing Abhishek of Shiva Lingam.
  • It can be performed using milk, rose water, sandalwood paste, yogurt, honey, Ghee, sugar and water.
  • These six items form an essential part of Maha Shivaratri Puja. You must perform this simple puja ritual at home or in temple to please Lord Shiva.
  • For those who perform four Prahar Puja, use water during first Prahar Abhishek, curd during second Prahar, Ghee during third and honey during fourth Prahar Abhishek.
  • Offer flower, Bilva leaves, dhatura, sandalwood paste and vibhuti to Shiv lingam.
  • You can also offer Ber or jujube fruit, betel leaves, incense sticks.
  • Light lamp and Dhupa. Keep chanting Om Namah Shivaya.
  • Finally perform Shiva Aarti and read 108 names of Shiva.
  • Visit a nearby Shiva temple and seek blessings.
  • Maha Shivaratri Puja should be done during night also. Know the best Muhurat for
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  • Stay awake at night and spent the time chanting Shiva prayers.
  • Next day morning break your fast after taking bath.

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On the day of Maha Shivaratri, devotees chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ and ‘Har Har Mahadev’. Devotees observing fast do not consume any eatables and cannot even drink a drop of water. On this day, temples are decorated and devotees pray all night. One of the biggest celebrations of Maha Shivratri takes place in Ujjain, known as Lord Shiva’s abode.

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Maha Shivratri Auspicious Timings:

Nishita Kaal Puja Time for Maha Shivratri 2017 = 24:08 to 24:59

On 25th, Maha Shivratri 2017 Parana Time = 06:54 to 15:24

Ratri First Prahar Puja Time = 18:13 to 21:23
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time = 21:23 to 24:33
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time = 24:33 to 27:44
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time = 27:44 to 30:54

Maha Shivratri 2017 Tithi:

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins = 21:38 on 24/Feb/2017

Chaturdashi Tithi Ends = 21:20 on 25/Feb/2017

Maha Shivratri Pooja Mantram:

Jai Shiv Onkara Har Shiv Onkara,
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Arddhagni Dhara.
Om hara hara Mahaadevaa.
Ekanan Chaturanan Panchanan Rajai,
Hansanan Garudasan Vrishvahan Sajai.Om hara hara Mahaadevaa.
Do Bhuj Char Chaturbhuj Das Bhuj Te Sohai,
Tinon Roop Nirakhta Tribhuvan Jan Mohai.
Om hara hara Mahaadevaa.
Akshaymala Vanmala Mundmala Dhari,
Chadan Mrigmad Sohai Bhale Shashi Dhari.
Om hara hara Mahaadevaa.
Shvetambar Pitambar Baghambar Ange,
Sankadik Brahmadik Bhootadik Sange.
Om hara hara Mahaadevaa.

On Mahashivratri, devotees wake up early, take a holy bath, visit the temple and perform the Shiva Puja. They also sometimes take the second ritual bath in the evening, and during the night, break their fast. Happy Mahashivratri 2017!

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