Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the Chaturdashi Tithi of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Falgun.
Observers of Maha Shivratri vrat resort to fasting on this day and take food next day. They can only consume fruits and milk during the fast.
Devotees take second bath in the evening before doing Shiva Puja or visiting temple.
The puja should be done during night and devotees should break the fast next day after taking bath.
Shivaratri puja can be performed once or four times during the night. The whole night duration is divided into four prahars.
It is advised to practice meditation on this day and chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ as many times as possible during the whole day.
Maha Shivratri 2022 Date: March 1, Tuesday.
|Ratri First Prahar Puja Time||March 01, 6:26 PM – March 01, 9:32 PM|
|Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time||March 01, 9:32 PM – March 02, 12:38 AM|
|Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time||March 02, 12:38 AM – March 02, 3:45 AM|
|Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time||March 02, 3:45 AM – March 02, 6:51 AM|
|Chaturdashi Tithi Begins||March 01, 2022 3:16 AM|
|Chaturdashi Tithi Ends||March 02, 2022 1:00 AM|
|Fast Breaking Time||March 02, 6:51 AM – March 02, 1:00 AM|