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Maha Shivratri 2020: Puja Time, Date And Shubh Muhurat

This Year, Mahashivratri Will Be Celebrated On February 21 As Per The Gregorian Calendar.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 12 Feb 2020, 04:09:19 PM
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Maha Shivrati is one of the biggest festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the traditional Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated on the Chaturdashi Tithi ((fourteenth day) of the Krishna Paksha every month. But the most important Shivaratri falls in the month of Phalgun and is also known as Maha Shivratri.

When is Mahashivratri 2020?

This year, the auspicious festival will be celebrated on February 21 across the country. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated every year on the Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. This time, Chaturdashi will begin from 5:20 pm on 21 February. The Chaturdashi will end on 22 February, at 7:02 pm.

Significance of Maha Shivaratri:

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It is believed that Lord Shiva first appeared in the form of a linga on this day. After seeing Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu arguing about each other's supremacy, he emerged as a massive beam of light. Lord Shiva then asked them to find the source and the end of the beam in order to remind them that there's someone else who is more powerful. Lord Vishnu took the form of a boar and dug deep inside the Earth while Lord Brahma transformed into a swan and flew upwards. After a relentless search, Lord Vishnu conceded defeat while Lord Brahma asked the Ketaki flower to give false testimony about his victory. Lord Shiva got angry by Brahma's deceit and cut one of his five heads and cursed him by saying that he wouldn't be worshipped in temples.

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As per another legend, Maha Shivratri is the day that celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati. 

Maha Shivratri Shubh Muhurat:

Maha Shivaratri on Friday, February 21, 2020

Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 12:10 AM to 01:01 AM, Feb 22

Duration - 00 Hours 51 Mins

On 22nd Feb, Shivaratri Parana Time - 06:55 AM to 03:26 PM

Ratri First Prahar Puja Time - 06:16 PM to 09:26 PM

Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time - 09:26 PM to 12:35 AM, Feb 22

Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time - 12:35 AM to 03:45 AM, Feb 22

Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time - 03:45 AM to 06:55 AM, Feb 22

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 05:20 PM on Feb 21, 2020

Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 07:02 PM on Feb 22, 2020

Maha Shivratri Fasting rituals:

The devotees observe the fast on Maha Shivratri after regular morning worship. While worshipping Lord Shiva on Maha Shivratri, people can use Bael Patra, white or yellow flowers, Daturas, sweets and cow's milk.

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First Published : 12 Feb 2020, 01:52:59 PM

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