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Maha Shivaratri


Maha Shivaratri Pooja Vidhi

Find out how to do pooja of Lord Shiva on the day of Maha Shivaratri.

Mahashivratri – Spiritual Significance

Spiritual Significance of the Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri and the importance of chanting Lord Shiva chant or mantra on Maha Shivaratri.

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2 Responses to Maha Shivaratri

  1. anubhav says:

    13th or 14 th night ? which one is sivratri ? what to do on 13th and 14th night ?

    is sivratri different from pradosh ?

    • Forum for Hindu Awakening says:

      Namaste Anubhav ji,
      Shivaratri is the 14th (Chaturdashi) night. On the 13th (Trayodashi) full day fasting is recommended.

      The period of 3 ghati (1 ghatika = 24 min.) prior to sunset on every month’s Trayodashi of Shuddha paksha, is known as Pradosh. The Deity worshipped on Pradosh is Shiva.
      On Pradosh, Vrat is done. The fasting and sadhana is done for the whole day and meals are taken at night after worshipping Deity Shiva.
      Abhishek is done on Shiva’s pindi till Pradosh is over.
      Shiva’s few moments of deep meditation (samadhi) is called Pradosh period. This period is considered very beneficial for whosoever does worship of Shiva either knowingly or unknowingly.
      Thus, Shivratri and Pradosh (which falls near Mahashivratri) are connected.

      Gratitude to God,
      Seekers, Forum for Hindu Awakening

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