Maha Shivratri 2021: Puja Timings, Muhurat, Chaturdashi Tithi and more—All you need to know

Maha Shivratri 2021: This year the festival of Maha Shivratri is on March 11 (Thursday). First Shahi snan of Kumbh Mela 2021 will be also held on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri today, March 11, this year.  

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Mar 11, 2021, 12:44 PM IST

On Maha Shivaratri, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. Shiv means Lord Shiva and Ratri means night, so, Maha Shivratri essentially means the great night of Lord Shiva.  

 

 

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Maha Shivratri 2021: When it is observed?

Maha Shivratri 2021: When it is observed?

Maha Shivratri is observed on the Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Phalguna. On Maha Shivratri, temples are decorated to celebrate the auspicious occasion. Source: Reuters

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Maha Shivratri 2021 Puja Timings and Muhurat

Maha Shivratri 2021 Puja Timings and Muhurat

The auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri is being celebrated on Thursday, March 11, 2021,  Source: Pixabay

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Maha Shivratri 2021: Nishita Kaal Puja Time

Maha Shivratri 2021: Nishita Kaal Puja Time

Nishita Kaal Puja Time is  00:06 to 00:55, Mar 12 and Duration - 00 Hours 48 Mins. Source: IANS

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Maha Shivratri 2021: Shivaratri Parana Time

Maha Shivratri 2021: Shivaratri Parana Time

On 12th March, Shivaratri Parana Time - 06:34 to 15:02, Ratri First Prahar Puja Time - 18:27 to 21:29 and Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time - 21:29 to 00:31, Mar 12. Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time - 00:31 to 03:32, Mar 12, Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time - 03:32 to 06:34, Mar 12 and Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 14:39 on Mar 11, 2021, Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 15:02 on Mar 12, 2021, as per drikpanchang.com. 

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Maha Shivratri 2021 celebrations

Maha Shivratri 2021 celebrations

On Mahashivratri, devotees observe fast and stay up all night singing bhajans dedicated to Lord Shiva to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. They take a dip in the holy Ganga river and thousands of devotees visit Shiva temples to make offerings of milk, fruits, bel Patra and other things for Lord Shiva. Source: Pixabay