Maha Shivratri 2016 Puja Muhurat, Vidhi, Auspicious Timings: One of most celebrated auspicious day/time as per the Hindu religion has arrived and it is known as Mahashivratri. Since a very long time, it is being observed with utmost devotion and enthusiasm. This day is especially celebrated by women who want to get a perfect husband like Lord Shiva. (watch: Comedy Nights Live.)
Devotees observe fast and worship Shiva Linga by chanting mantras and offering various things to the Shiv Ling. According to the Hindu calendar, the day falls on the 14th night of the new moon day. As per the customs and traditions, people rise comparatively early in the morning, then take a bath, wear new clothes and visit Shiva temple in order to see blessings.
Maha Shivratri 2016 Puja Muhurat Vidhi
As per the Hindu calendar, Mahashivratri falls on Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha in Magha month. Some mantras like ‘Har Har Mahadev’ and ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ are very common which can be heard easily on this day. Apart from chanting mantras, people do special ritual bath of Linga with milk and honey. (check: IBD Winner.)
For this special day dedicated to God Shiva, below we have mentioned timings for all the work to be done during the whole day.
- Nishita Kaal Puja Time = 24:24+ to 25:13 (0 Hours 48 Mins)
- Parana Time = On 8th March 06:55 to 10:34
- Ratri First Prahar Puja Time = 18:42 to 21:45
- Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time = 21:45 to 24:49+
- Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time = 24:49+ to 27:52+
- Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time = 27:52+ to 30:55+
- Chaturdashi Tithi begins from= 13:20 on 7 March, 2016
- Chaturdashi Tithi ends on = 10:34 on 8 March, 2016
Apart from bathing the Linga with honey and milk, people use to apply Haldi kumkum and place a garland of white pink lotus flowers and bed leaves to it. Then, people sing Shivratri songs, aartis, bhajans, light incense stick, and temple bells keep on ringing as it is believed that it invokes powerful blessings. (info: Total Solar Eclipse 2016.)
Like every festival has some of its own unique features and foodstuffs, Shivratri too has its own. Thandai (cannabis) is very much popular among people on this day. It is made up of bhang (cannabis), almonds, and milk.
Devotees worship Lord Shiva and exchange sweets and celebrate the remaining day with enthusiasm. Moreover, it is also believed that observing fast help in getting rid of sins and provide ‘moksha’.Maha Shivratri 2016 Puja Muhurat, Vidhi
At last, before taking leave, the entire team of TRT wishes you and your near and dear ones a very happy Maha Shivaratri 2016. Hope you get the best blessings by the gods.