Maha Shivratri 2022: Date, Time, Puja Muhurat & Significance Of This Day

Maha Shivratri: Known as Lord Shiva's most auspicious day, Maha Shivratri will take place in March this year. Check out the Maha Shivratri 2022 date, time, Puja Muhurat, the significance of the day & other important details have been given below.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 23, 2022 11:08 IST
Maha Shivratri 2022: Date, Time, Puja Muhurat & Significance Of This Day
Mahashivratri 2022

Maha Shivratri 2022 is one of India's most auspicious festivals. On the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Phalguna, the day falls. In addition, Maha Shivratri 2022 will be celebrated in March 2022. The Chaturdashi Tithi Krishna Paksha Phalguna is Lord Shiva's most auspicious night. 

Shivratri, or the Greatest Night of Shiva, commemorates Lord Shiva's marriage to Goddess Parvati. On this auspicious day, worshippers fast for the entire day, and the puja is performed at midnight. They also pay homage to Mahadev and ask for his blessings. Maha Shivratri 2022 date, time, Puja Muhurat, the significance of the day & more details have been given below. 

Maha Shivratri 2022: Date 

The Maha Shivratri celebration will take place on March 1, 2022.

Maha Shivratri 2022: Time

The Chaturdashi tithi for Shiva's finest night begins at 3:16 a.m. on March 1 and concludes at 1:00 a.m. on March 2

Maha Shivratri 2022: Puja Muhurat

On Maha Shivratri, Shiva Puja is done at Nishtita Kaal, or at midnight. Shiva Puja is performed by devotees in all four Prahars. All Prahars' shubh muhurats during Maha Shivratri are listed below.

  • The First Prahar will start at 6:21 PM and end at 9:27 PM (March 1)
  • The second Prahar time will begin at 9:27 PM. on March 1 and terminate at 12:33 AM. on March 2.
  • The third Prahar time will begin at 12:33 AM and end at 3:39 AM (March 2)
  • The Fourth Prahar will begin at 3:39 AM. and conclude at 6:45 AM. (March 2)

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Maha Shivratri 2022: Significance

According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Shiva reunites with Goddess Parvati at midnight on this auspicious day, and so this day is celebrated with enthusiasm and zest across the country. According to another legend, Maha Shivratri commemorates the initial appearance of Lord Shiva in his Linga form.

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Meanwhile, it is also believed that Samundra Manthan occurred on this day, and that God Shiva ingested the poison that came out of the Manthan between the gods and the demons. Lord Shiva's throat became blue when he ingested the poison, and he has been known as the Neelkantha since then.

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