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Maha Shivratri 2024

Maha Shivratri 2024

Maha Shivratri 

one of the most auspicious and significant festivals is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva. On this sacred day, Bhagwan Bholenath and Mata Parvati are worshipped. Bhagwan Bholenath and Maa Parvati are the symbol of love and togetherness. Maha Shivratri signifies the “great night of Shiva.” As per the Hindu Mythology, the marriage of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati happened on this day. Thus, this day is celebrated as the day of the union of Shiva and Shakti.

Maha Shivratri usually occurs in February or March. Lord Shiva is believed to be one of the most compassionate deities. This festival is considered very auspicious and marks the remembrance of overcoming ignorance and the night of enlightenment or awakening. Let us now briefly discuss the date and significance of this holy festival.

When is Maha Shivratri 2024?

As mentioned, this festival usually falls in February or March. This year, in 2024, the festival of Maha Shivratri will be observed on Friday, 8th March. The devotees wait for this festival with great energy, zeal, and enthusiasm.

 Significance, Rituals, and Celebrations

The rituals for this religious festival start early in the morning. The devotees usually bathe early in the morning and wear neat and clean clothes. They then make their way to the Lord Shiva’s temples to seek the blessings of the Lord.


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The devotees also observe fast on this day and have “Saatwik Bhojan.” They perform “Abhishek” of Shiva Lingam with “Panchamrit” (honey, curd, ghee, milk, and sugar). As per the best Astrologer, this day is also considered auspicious to perform “Rudrabhishek.” The devotees should chant Shiva Mantras like “Om Namah Shivay” or “Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.” Chanting these mantras is believed to help overcome challenges and lead to positivity and wish fulfillment. The dhatura, bel patra, janeu, whole, fruits, flowers, and bhang are offered to Shiva Lingam.

For their husbands’ good health, prosperity, and overall well-being, the female devotees offer the sindoor, bangles, bindi, etc., to Mata Parvati. After the Puja is performed and aarti is recited, the “bhog” is distributed among all the devotees and family members. This night is also considered best for Yoga and Meditation.

We wish everyone a Very Happy and Prosperous Maha Shivratri! May Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati shower their blessings on everyone, and may success and harmony prevail in everyone’s life.

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