The yearly celebration of Maha Shivratri 2019 is praised to pay tribute to Lord Shiva. Maha Shivratri signifies ‘the extraordinary night of Shiva’ is the celebration of union of Shiva and Shakti. Shivratri is praised in each luni-sun based month of the Hindu schedule, yet the one that falls in the Hindu month of Phalguna (February or March in Gregorian logbook) marks Maha Shivaratri.
The celebration denotes the recognition of conquering obscurity and numbness. It is seen by reciting petitions, contemplating, fasting, staying vigil and offering natural products, milk, desserts, and bael leaves to Lord Shiva. There is likewise a custom of visiting Shiva sanctuaries and jyotirlingas. Dissimilar to, different celebrations Maha Shivratri is commended around evening time.
Maha Shivratri 2019: Chaturthi tithi puja Timings
There are different legends related with Maha Shivaratri. One of which is Maha Shivratri is the night when Lord Shiva performed ‘tandav’. As per another legend, on Maha Shivratri Lord Shiva drank the toxic antagonism to ensure the world. It is likewise trusted this is the night when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got hitched.
Multi day before Shivratri, aficionados have just a solitary dinner. In the wake of cleaning up in the first part of the day aficionados take sankalp (promise) expressing that the day will be spent in reciting Shiva names, fasting and ruminating.
Since Shivratri puja is finished amid the night, aficionados are encouraged to wash up in the prior night performing Shiva puja or visiting the sanctuary. Enthusiasts watch quick for the duration of the day and break it the following day among dawn and before the finish of Chaturdashi tithi. It is likewise trusted that breaking the quick after Chaturdashi tithi gets over brings most extreme advantage.
The puja vidhi starts with the Abhishek which implies offering shower to Shiva Linga with Gangajal. Abhishek is likewise performed with ‘panchamrit’ – a blend of milk, ghee, nectar, yogurt, and Sugar. Pursued by Abhishek with water. Jalabhishek is likewise performed by offering water on the Shivling drop by drop.
Design Shivling with blossoms and offer bael leaves, vibhuti (sacred fiery debris), gandha (shoe glue), akshada (rice) and gandha (shoe glue). Offer bhog and natural products to the ruler. Light incense sticks and diya and perform Shiv aarti.
Serenade ‘Om Namashivaya’ or Mrutunjaya mantra around evening time.
Tithi :Maha Shivratri 2019
Chaturthi tithi starts: March 4 at 4:28 pm
Chaturthi tithi closes: March 5 at 7:07 pm
Mahashivratri parana time: March 5 at 6:46 am to 3:26 pm