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Love the Significance of Maha-shivratri!
The fourteenth day of every lunar month or the day before the new moon is
known as Shivratri. Among all the twelve Shivratris that occur in a calendar
year, Mahashivratri, the one that occurs in February-March is of the most
spiritual significance. On this night, the northern hemisphere of the planet is
positioned in such a way that there is a natural upsurge of energy in a human
being. This is a day when nature is pushing one towards one’s spiritual peak. It
is to make use of this, that in this tradition, we establish a certain festival
which is night-long. One of the fundamentals of this night-long festival is to
ensure that – to allow this natural upsurge of energies to find their way – you
remain with your spine vertical – you stay awake.
Mahashivratri is very significant for people who are on the spiritual
path. It is also very significant for people who are in family situations, and
also for the ambitious in the world. People who live in family situations
observe Mahashivratri as Shiva’s wedding anniversary. Those with worldly
ambitions see that day as the day Shiva conquered all his enemies.
But, for the ascetics, it is the day he became one with Mount Kailash. He
became like a mountain – absolutely still. In the yogic tradition, Shiva is not
worshipped as a God, but considered as the Adi Guru, the first Guru from whom
the knowledge originated. After many millennia in meditation, one day he became
absolutely still. That day is Mahashivratri. All movement in him stopped and he
became utterly still, so ascetics see Mahashivratri as the night of stillness.
Shivratri, is the darkest day of the month. Celebrating Shivratri on a
monthly basis, and the particular day, Mahashivratri, almost seems like
celebration of darkness. Any logical mind would resist darkness and naturally
opt for light. But the word “Shiva” literally means “that which is not.” “That
which is,” is existence and creation. “That which is not” is Shiva. “That which
is not” means, if you open your eyes and look around, if your vision is for
small things, you will see lots of creation. If your vision is really looking
for big things, you will see the biggest presence in the existence is a vast
emptiness. A few spots which we call galaxies are generally much noticed, but
the vast emptiness that holds them does not come into everybody’s notice. This
vastness, this unbounded emptiness, is what is referred to as Shiva. Today,
modern science also proves that everything comes from nothing and goes back to
nothing. It is in this context that Shiva, the vast emptiness or nothingness, is
referred to as the great lord, or Mahadeva.
So when we say Shivratri, which is the darkest night of the month, it is
an opportunity for one to dissolve their limitedness, to experience the
unboundedness of the source of creation which is the seed in every human being.
Mahashivratri is an opportunity and a possibility to bring yourself to that
experience of the vast emptiness within every human being, which is the source
of all creation.
On the one hand, Shiva is known as the destroyer. On the other, he is
known as the most compassionate. He is also known to be the greatest of the
givers. The yogic lore is rife with many stories about Shiva’s compassion. The
ways of expression of his compassion have been incredible and astonishing at the
same time. So Mahashivratri is a special night for receiving too.
It is our wish and blessing that you must not pass this night without
knowing at least a moment of the vastness of this emptiness that we call as
Shiva. Let this night not just be a night of wakefulness, let this night be a
night of awakening for you.
Every year we perform puja at our place
Shivaratri is great festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Chaturdashi
Tithi during Krishna Paksha in month of Magha is known as Maha Shivaratri
according to South Indian calendar.
However according to North Indian calendar Masik Shivaratri in month of Phalguna
is known as Maha Shivaratri.
In both calendars it is naming convention of lunar month which differs. However
both, North Indians and South Indians, celebrate Maha Shivaratri on same day.
Vrat Vidhi – One day before Shivaratri Vratam, most likely on Trayodashi,
devotees should eat only one time.
On Shivaratri day, after finishing morning rituals devotees those who can should
take Sankalp(संकल्प) to observe full day fast on Shivaratri and to take food
During Sankalp devotees pledge for self-determination throughout the fasting
period and seek blessing of Lord Shiva to finish the fast without any
Hindu fasts are strict and people pledge for self-determination and seek God
blessing before starting them to finish them successfully.
On Shivaratri day devotees should take second bath in the evening before doing
Shiva Puja or visiting temple.
Shiva Puja should be done during night and devotees should break the fast next
day after taking bath.
Devotees should break the fast between sunrise and before the end of Chaturdashi
Tithi to get maximum benefit of the Vrat.
According to one contradictory opinion devotees should break the fast only when
Chaturdashi Tithi gets over.
But it is believed that both Shiva Puja and Parana (पारणा)i.e. breaking the fast
should be done within Chaturdashi Tithi.
Shivaratri puja can be performed one time or four times during the night.
The whole night duration can be divided into four to get four Prahar (प्रहर) to
perform Shiva Puja four times.
View panchang lists all four Prahar durations for staunch Shiva devotees who
perform Shiva Pujan four times in the night.
We also list Nishita time when Lord Shiva appeared on the Earth in the form of
Linga and the time window to break the fast on next day.
Every year we perform puja
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Maha shivratri Puja 24/02/2017
Nishita Kaal Puja Time = 24:26+ to25:16+
On 25th, Maha Shivaratri Parana Time = 07:04 to 15:45
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time = 18:38 to 21:45
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time = 21:45 to 24:51+
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time = 24:51+ to 27:57+
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time = 27:57+ to 31:04+
How to read 24+ time?
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins = 21:38 on 24/Feb/2017
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends = 21:20 on 25/Feb/2017