Maha Shivratri 2022; The ultimate grand night is seen as auspicious by many, several individuals observe a fast on this day to invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva.
As many of us would have been looking forward to the pooja timing, allow us to curate an auspicious time to worship Lord Shiva to bestow happiness and prosperity in your life:
First Phase Pooja — 6.21 pm to 9.27 pm (March 1)
Second Phase Pooja — 9.27 pm (March 1) to 12.33 am (March 2)
Third Phase Pooja — 12.33 am to 3.39 am (March 2)
Fourth Phase Pooja — 3.39 am to 6.45 am (March 2)
Offerings to Lord Shiva:
Devotees will observe a day-long fast and perform prayers during Nishita Kaal (midnight) pooja. Thus, read on to know the do’s and don’ts while performing the fast.
Do’s while performing the fast
- One should wake up early in the morning on this auspicious day and clean the house for the Maha Shivratri Puja later on the day.
- The second most important thing to do on this day is to take a bath early in the morning and wear clean and bright clothes for fast rituals.
- One should offer prayers and perform the pooja with a pure heart.
- Follow a day-long fast with full dedication
- In order to seek Lord Shiva’s blessing for long life, one should offer Arugampul which is said to have ‘Amrit’ to the ‘Shiva Linga’.
Don’ts while performing the fast
- Devotees who are fasting for the day are only allowed to consume fruits, milk, and recipes with fast-compliant ingredients.
- While performing the fasting rituals, one should keep in mind not to perform a full parikrama of the Shiv Linga.
- Devotees should not consume meat, tobacco, and alcohol.
- Do not offer kumkum, turmeric(haldi), and coconut water to Shiva Ling or idols.
Wishing a blessed and beautiful Maha Shivratri!