Maha Shivratri 2022: Maha Shivratri is one of the most celebrated, divine led Hindu festivals celebrated each year to pray to the mighty Lord Shiva across several parts of the nation. This year, the auspicious festival of Maha Shivaratri falls on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Know more about this day and the auspicious timings of the festival according to Drik Panchang.
The festival falls on the Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha in the month of Magha, according to Drik Panchang.
The festival of Shivratri is marked every month of the lunisolar Hindu calendar. However, Maha Shivratri occurs only once every year, in February or March, which is the close of winter and the start of spring and summer. It is deeply auspicious as it is believed to be the night of convergence of Shiva and Shakti – the embodiment of love, power, and oneness.
The Significance and History of Maha Shivratri 2022
Maha Shivratri is a vibrant festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati got married on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. While Lord Shiva signifies Purusha – which is mindfulness, Maa Parvati signifies Prakriti – which is nature.
The divine union of this consciousness and energy promotes creation. This festival is also a reminder of overcoming darkness and ignorance in life.
On the night of Maha Shivratri it is believed that Lord Shiva performs his cosmic dance of creation, preservation and destruction. This heavenly dance is known as tandav among his devotees.
Another legend says that praying to Lord Shiva on this night can help one overcome and let go of their sins and start on the path of righteousness. It is also believed that fasting on this day brings good luck.
Maha Shivratri 2022 : The Day of the Puja And Shubh Muhurat
This year, the auspicious festival of Maha Shivaratri falls on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Read below the auspicious timings of the festival according to Drik Panchang.
Nishita Kaal Puja Time: 12:8 am to 12:58 am, March 2
Shivaratri Parana Time: 6:45 am, March 2
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time: 6:21 pm to 9:27 pm
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time: 9:27 pm to 12:33 am, March 2
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time: 12:33 am to 3:39 am, March 2
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time: 3:39 am to 6:45 am, March 2
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins: 3:16 am, March 1
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends: 1:00 am, March 02
Maha Shivratri 2022 Celebrations:
Maha Shivratri is celebrated in many states of India like Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar. On this day, devotees of Lord Shiva observe a full day fast and perform special pujas in temples. People also offer milk to the Shivaling and pray for moksha.