Shivaratri 2023

What is Shivaratri ?Shivaratri 2023

The original Shivaratri means Shiva’s birthday (lingodbhavam). Shivaratri is a month celebrated every month following the birth date of Lord Shiva. Maha Siva is the rhythmic agent of rhythm (death) The moon is waning and weakening during the Chaturdhashi which precedes the Ketu new moon. According to the theory of Chandroma Manasso Jatah, even when the moon is in a waning phase, the effect of this ketu on living beings is to slow down digestion by affecting their eating habits. So that the mind is affected.

On the day of Shivaratri, one should fast scientifically and spend as much water as possible. A visit to the nearby Shivalaya is a must. Those who have the opportunity can do 3, 5, 11, 18, 21, 54, 108 rounds as much as they can. Similarly, during the day, it is advisable to perform anointing rites to Lord Shiva with Maradu Dalas or at least with Ganga water. Those who are unable to do anything, those who are healthy as well as those who have no impurity in the house should fast today and take a bath with three cups of cold water. Lie on the floor rather than on the bed.

They should wear their favorite Rudraksha around their neck. The lamps should be lit on the west side and the Panchakshari mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” should be chanted 108 times. It is believed that those who do so will get rid of their sins and attain enlightenment. If Shiva is anointed with Panchamritas in the temples, the sufferings will be removed. It is said that poverty does not come even to the poor. Myths say that those who, knowingly or unknowingly, with devotion and pride, who bathe, donate, fast, vigil, etc. today, must attain the union of Shiva.

What to do today ?

This day is said to be the day of love for Lord Shiva. It is believed that the anointing and worship of Lord Shiva on this day fulfills the desires. Shiva should be anointed in the morning and in the evening. The Indian kheer, payasam or Rice Pudding offered to the god.

Those who want to fast should fast from morning and anoint Lord Shiva during the evening pradosha in remembrance of Lord Shiva. For Vishnu, decoration means preeti. Abhishekam is preethi to Lord Shiva. Therefore, Lord Shiva should be anointed on this day with rudra or namaka and chamaka. Pradosha Puja Anna is also very pleasing to Lord Shiva. After the abishek, the bilvasthottaram should be offered to Lord Shiva. It is also advisable to fast at least from morning, go to shiva temple in the evening and perform deeparadhana and chant the Panchakshari mantra Om Namamah Shivaya. They should make compensations according to whose position they are.

Know More Shiva Panchakshara Stotram, Shiva Tandava StotramDaridrya Dahana Shiva StotramShivaaya Gurave NamahaShiva Dwadasa Nama Stotram24 Shiva Abhishekam.

The myth says that Lord Shiva is doing tandava mandava during pradosha period. At this time, Goddess Parvati is seated on the golden throne. If Goddess Lakshmi is singing, Sri Maha vishnu will be playing maddela. It is said that all the trinity are in one place at this time.

Therefore, it is said that even if the name of Lord Shiva is remembered during this period. he will be worshipped, and the great virtues and wishes will be fulfilled. Therefore, on maha shivratri day, shiva should be worshipped during pradosha period by passing the rule of fasting and vigil. If you can’t do the things you want to do on Maha Shivratri in any case, you will get good results by doing these things for any Shivaratri. 


Maha Shivaratri Important Timings on Saturday, February 18, 2023

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins: Feb 18, 08:02 pm.

Chaturdashi Tithi Ends: Feb 19, 04:18 pm.

Nishita Kaal Puja Time: Feb 19, 12:15 am to Feb 19, 01:05 am (50 Mins)

1’st Prahar Puja Time : Feb 18, 06:20 pm to Feb 18, 09:30 pm

2’nd Prahar Puja Time : Feb 18, 09:30 pm to Feb 19, 12:40 am

3’rd Prahar Puja Time : Feb 19, 12:40 am to Feb 19, 03:50 am

4’th Prahar Puja Time : Feb 19, 03:50 am to Feb 19, 07:00 am

Maha Shivaratri Parana Time : Feb 19, 07:00 am to Feb 19, 04:18 pm

Below the list of Masik Shivaratri in 2023 as per South India Timing’s.

Masik Shivaratri in January 2023

Date : January 20, 2023 (Friday)

Puja Time : Jan 21, 12:05 am to

                      Jan 21, 12:59 am (54 Mins)

(Pushya) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Jan 20, 09:59 am

Tithi Ends : Jan 21, 06:17 am

Maha Shivaratri & Masik Shivaratri in February 2023

Date : February 18, 2023 (Saturday) 

Puja Time : Feb 19, 12:09 am to

                      Feb 19, 01:00 am (51 Mins)

(Magha) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Feb 18, 08:02 pm

Tithi Ends : Feb 19, 04:18 pm

Masik Shivaratri in March 2023

Date : March 20, 2023 (Monday)

Puja Time : Mar 21, 12:05 am to

                      Mar 21, 12:52 am (47 Mins)

(Phalguna) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Mar 20, 04:55 am

Tithi Ends : Mar 21, 01:47 am

Masik Shivaratri in April 2023

Date : April 18, 2023 (Tuesday)

Puja Time : Apr 18, 11:58 pm to

                      Apr 19, 12:42 am (44 Mins)

(Chaitra) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Apr 18, 01:27 pm

Tithi Ends : Apr 19, 11:23 am

Masik Shivaratri in May 2023

Date : May 17, 2023 (Wednesday)

Puja Time : May 17, 11:57 pm to

                      May 18, 12:38 am (42 Mins)

(Vaishakha) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : May 17, 10:28 pm

Tithi Ends : May 18, 09:42 pm

Masik Shivaratri in June 2023

Date : June 16, 2023 (Friday)

Puja Time : Jun 17, 12:02 am to

                      Jun 17, 12:42 am (40 Mins)

(Jyeshtha) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Jun 16, 08:39 am

Tithi Ends : Jun 17, 09:11 am

Masik Shivaratri in July 2023

Date : July 15, 2023 (Saturday)

Puja Time : Jul 16, 12:07 am to

                      Jul 16, 12:48 am (41 Mins)

(Ashadha) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Jul 15, 08:32 pm

Tithi Ends : Jul 16, 10:08 pm

Masik Shivaratri in August 2023

Date : August 14, 2023 (Monday)

Puja Time : Aug 15, 12:04 am to

                      Aug 15, 12:48 am (43 Mins)

(Adhika Shravana) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Aug 14, 10:25 am

Tithi Ends : Aug 15, 12:42 pm

Masik Shivaratri in September 2023

Date : September 13, 2023 (wednesday)

Puja Time : Sep 13, 11:54 pm to

                      Sep 14, 12:40 am (46 Mins)

(Shravana) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Sep 13, 02:21 am

Tithi Ends : Sep 14, 04:48 am

Masik Shivaratri in October 2023

Date : October 12, 2023 (Thursday)

Puja Time : Oct 12, 11:43 pm to

                      Oct 13, 12:33 am (50 Mins)

(Bhadrapada) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Oct 12, 07:53 pm

Tithi Ends : Oct 13, 09:50 pm

Masik Shivaratri in November 2023

Date : November 11, 2023 (Saturday)

Puja Time : Nov 11, 11:39 pm to

                      Nov 12, 12:32 am (53 Mins)

(Aswayuja) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Nov 11, 01:57 pm

Tithi Ends : Nov 12, 02:44 pm

Masik Shivaratri in December 2023

Date : December 11, 2023 (Monday)

Puja Time : Dec 11, 11:47 pm to

                      Dec 12, 12:42 am (55 Mins)

(Kartika) Krishna Chaturdashi

Tithi Begins : Dec 11, 07:10 am

Tithi Ends : Dec 12, 06:24 am


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