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Maha Shivratri - Pooja, Vidhi & Rituals | Meaning & Significance | Astropride.com

Maha Shivratri - Pooja, Vidhi & Rituals | Meaning & Significance | Astropride.com

The Maha Shivratri Fast

Benefit of Maha Shivaratri Fast

It is said in the Skanda Purana that any who is a devotee of Lord Shiva and observes the Maha Shivratri fast becomes divine. He consumes all the great pleasures and finally attains salvation. According to Ishaan Samhita, it annihilates the sins of 12 years or 24 years. This fast gives complete enjoyment and salvation.

Maha Shivratri is called the night of union of Shiva and Shakti. There are 12 Shivaratris in a year. But Shivaratri which falls in Phalgun month is given more importance in Hinduism and it is also known as Maha Shivratri. On this day people observe fast to get blessings of Lord Shiva. It is believed that worshiping Lord Shiva with a true heart on this day removes all the troubles of life and Shiva devotees get all the comforts of life.

On the day of Maha Shivratri, a large crowd of Shiva devotees visit the temples to see their deities. Chanting of songs in temples begin from mornings. In many places, cannabis is distributed as Prasad on this day because hemp is very dear to Lord Shiva. On the day of Maha Shivratri, all types of doshas end in the horoscope and troubles related to the planets also end. According to the scriptures, Lord Shiva wanders all over the world on the day of Maha Shivaratri and whoever wakes up at night on this day and worships Lord Shiva; receives the infinite grace of Lord Shiva.

Maha Shivratri - Festival

This Hindu festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and pious spirit by all ardent devotees of Lord Shiva. The festival of Maha Shivaratri starts from early morning and continues till late night. Devotees observe a day-long fast and spend their time in worship and remembrance of Lord Shiva. It is believed that worshiping Shiva and his emblem can overcome one of his past sins and help him attain salvation. People flock to temples on this day to worship God.

Char Pahar Puja Muhurat

  • First Worship Time from 6:18 pm
  • Second Worship Time 9:29 PM
  • Third Worship Time from midnight 12:40
  • Fourth Worship Time from 15:53

How to worship on Maha Shivratri as per your Zodiac Sign?

  • Aries: For Aries people, it is of special importance to anoint them with honey, jaggery, sugarcane juice and to offer red flowers after consecration.

  • Taurus: It is of special importance for Taurus people to anoint with raw milk, curd and white flower for consecration.

  • Gemini: For Gemini people, it is of special importance to anoint the green fruit juice, anointed with lentil, and after the ablation of bael leaves.

  • Cancer: For Cancer sign, anointing with raw milk, butter, lentil and bael leaves anointing has special significance.

  • Leo: For Leo zodiac signs, consecration with honey, jaggery, pure ghee and offering red flowers after consecration is of special importance.

  • Virgo: For the Virgo zodiac, it is of special importance to anoint with green fruit juice, bael leaves, lentil and to offer green and blue flowers after consecration.

  • Libra: For Libra people, it is of special importance to anoint with milk, curd, ghee, butter, sugar candy and post bael leaves after consecration.

  • Scorpio: For Scorpio people, it is of special importance to offer honey, pure ghee, anointing with dolls, and to increase the bael leaves, red flowers after consecration.

  • Sagittarius: For Sagittarius people, anointing with pure ghee, honey, sugar, almonds and offering yellow flowers, yellow fruits after consecration is of special importance.

  • Capricorn: For the Capricorn sign, anointing should be done with mustard oil, sesame oil, raw milk as well as anointing with berries is considered auspicious. Also offering blue flowers, Bael leaves after consecration are of special importance for Capricorn people.

  • Aquarius: For the Aquarius sign, it is of special importance to anoint with raw milk, mustard oil, sesame oil and to offer blue flowers, Bael leaves after consecration.

  • Pisces: For Pisces people, anointing with sugarcane juice, honey, almonds are very auspicious. It is also considered auspicious that you planet yellow flowers, yellow fruits after consecration. They are considered of special importance.

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