Mahashivratri 2021 As per Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati on this day? According to another belief, Shiva performed the dance of preservation, creation, and destruction on this night. From the birth of Lord Shiva to the legend of Neelkanth and marriage with Goddess Parvati, there are several stories and beliefs on why we celebrate Mahashivratri 2021.
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When is Mahashivratri 2021
Maha Shivaratri is a major festival in Hinduism annually observed in honor of Lord Shiva which is also known as ‘Padmarajarathri’ and ‘The Great Night of Shiva’. Mahashivratri 2021 will be celebrated on Thursday, March 11.
Shivaratri is celebrated on the 6th night of the dark Phalgun (Feb or March) every year. On an auspicious day, devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. Mahashivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the ′Tandava′. It is also believed that on this day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati Ma.
On this day Shiva devotees observe fast and offer fruits, flowers, and bel leaves on Shiva Linga. Shivaratri is also spelled as Shivratri, Shivarathri and Sivaratri.Maha Shivaratri is a popular Hindu festival. It is celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivaratri festival is also widely known as ‘Shivaratri’. It means the ‘Great Night of Shiva’.
This auspicious day is believed to be the day of convergence of the divine powers of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. It is believed that on this day the planetary position in the universe evokes spiritual energies very easily. Religious penances are carried out to gain boons through the practice of meditation and yoga. People worship Lord Shiva the whole day and chants “Om Namah Shiva”. Some devotees also perform Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra to seek the divine blessings of Lord Shiva.
Maha Shivratri 2021 Date, Puja Timing and Significance
On Mahashivratri 2021, people do several Shivratri rituals by saying thanks to lord shiv for saving the world during Samudra Mathan. Want to know what is mahashivratri history and the story behind it, then refer to the below links and find the exact importance of Shivratri 2021.
- Maha Shivaratri 2021 Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
- Chaturdashi Tithi Begins: 02:39 PM on March 11, 2021
- Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – 03:02 PM on Mar 12, 2021
- Ratri First Prahar Puja Time: 06:27 PM to 09:29 PM
- Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time: 09:29 PM to 12:31 AM, March 12
- Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time: 12:31 AM to 03:32 AM, March 12
- Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time: 03:32 AM to 06:34 AM, March 12
- Shivaratri Parana Time: 06:34 AM to 03:02 PM
For the devotees of Lord Shiva here is a collection of Lord Shiva Prayers with meaning! Devotees seeking blessings of Lord Shiva must recite Shiv Prarthana with sincerity and faith.
Shiva Prayer meaning
|Om Sarva Mangal Manglaye Shivay Sarvaarth Sadhike|
Sharanye Trayambake Gauri Narayaani Namostu Te
|Oh the divine couple Shiva Parvati !|
O ! Thee, the protectors of this universe,
Along with Lords Brahma and Vishnu
We pray to You for our well-being, prosperity and the enlightenment of our souls.
|Om Namastestu Bhagavan|
Trikagni – Kalaya
Kalagni – Rudraya Nil – Kanthaya Mrityunjaya
Sriman Mahadevaya Namah.
|This mantra is a prayer to Lord Shiva who is addressed as Sankara and Trayambaka. Sankara means giver of blessings: (sana = blessings, Kara = the Giver). Trayambaka is the three eyed one, where the third eye signifies the giver of knowledge, which destroys ignorance and releases us from the cycle of death and rebirth.|
|Naagendra haaraaya thriloochanaaya bhasmaangadhaaraaya maheshwaraaya|
Nityaaya shudhdhaaya digambaraaya tasmai nakaaraaya namahshivaaya
|Om. I bow down to Lord Shiva, who is the creator and protector of the universe, who is the greatest among Gods, who has three eyes, who is the annihilator of all the three worlds, one whose throat is blue, who is the conqueror of death, who is the Lord of all, who is propitious who is possessed of all marks of greatness and who is the greatest among Gods. To him my prostration.|
Difference between Shivratri and Mahashivratri 2021
The word Shivratri is formed by the amalgamation of two words, Shiv and Ratri, where Shiv means ‘Lord Shiva’ and Ratri means Night. Therefore, Shivratri means the night of Lord Shiva.
Devotees of Lord Shiva observe the Shivaratri Festival by following the prescribed rituals with sincerity and devotion. All through the day, devotees abstain from eating food and break their fast only the next morning, after the nightlong worship. Ritual baths of Shivalinga in the numerous Shiva temples by Shiva worshipper, mainly women, is another significant feature of Shivratri customs and traditions. Devotees strongly believe that ritual worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivaratri absolves them of past sins and they are blessed with Moksha.
Shivaratri Morning Rituals
As a tradition devotees wake up early in the morning of the Mahashivratri 2021 day and take a ritual sunrise bath, preferably in the holy waters of river Ganga. They also offer prayers to the Sun God, Vishnu, and Shiva as a part of a purification rite observed on all-important Hindu festivals. After wearing fresh new clothes devotees visit the nearest Shiva Temple to give the customary bath to the Shivalinga.
Devotees of Lord Shiva observe the Shivaratri Festival by following the prescribed rituals with sincerity and devotion. All through the day, devotees abstain from eating food and break their fast only the next morning, after the nightlong worship. Ritual baths of Shivalinga in the numerous Shiva temples by Shiva worshippers, mainly women, is another significant feature of Shivratri customs and traditions. Devotees strongly believe that ritual worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivaratri absolves them of past sins and they are blessed with Moksha.
Maha Mrityunjay Mantra
The Maha Mrityunjay Mantra or Lord Shiva Mantra is considered extremely powerful and significant by the Hindus. Also known as the Moksha Mantra of Lord Shiva, chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is said to create divine vibrations that heals. Devotees of Lord Shiva further believe that Maha Mrityunjay evokes the Shiva within human beings and removes the fear of death, liberating one from the cycle of death and rebirth.
Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam |
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat ||
Om. We worship The Three-Eyed Lord Shiva who is fragrant and who increasingly nourishes the devotees. Worshipping him may we be liberated from death for the sake of immortality just as the ripe cucumber easily separates itself from the binding stalk.
Significance of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Devotees strongly believe that proper recitation of the Maha Mrityunjaya rejuvenates, bestows health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity, and contentment. It is said that the chanting of Shiva Mantra generates divine vibrations that ward off all the negative and evil forces and creates a powerful protective shield. Besides, it is said to protect the one who chants against accidents and misfortunes of every kind.
Recitation of the mantra creates a vibration that pulsates through every cell, every molecule of the human body, and tears away the veil of ignorance. Hindus believe that recitation of the mantra ignites a fire within that consumes all negativity and purifies the entire system. It is also said to have strong healing power and can cure diseases declared incurable even by the doctors. Many believe Maha Mrityunjay Mantra to be a mantra that can conquer death and connect human beings to their own inner divinity.
Shiva Chalisa Lyrics
Jai Ganesh Girija Suvan
Mangal Mul Sujan
Kahat Ayodhya Das Tum Dev Abhaya
Jai Girija Pati Dinadayala
Sada Karat Santan Pratipala
Bhala Chandrama Sohat Nike Kanan
Kundal Nagaphani Ke
Anga Gaur Shira Ganga Bahaye
Mundamala Tan Chhara Lagaye
Vastra Khala Baghambar Sohain Chhavi
Ko Dekha Naga Muni Mohain
Maina Matu Ki Havai Dulari
Vama Anga Sohat Chhavi Nyari
Kara Trishul Sohat Chhavi Bhari Karat
Sada Shatrun Chhayakari
Nandi Ganesh Sohain Tahan Kaise
Sagar Madhya Kamal Hain Jaise
Kartik Shyam Aur Ganara-U Ya Chhavi
Ko Kahi Jata Na Kauo
Devan Jabahi Jaya Pukara
Tabahi Dukha Prabhu Apa Nivara
Kiya Upadrav Tarak Bhari Devan Sab Mili
Turata Shadanana Apa Pathayau
Lava-Ni-Mesh Mahan Mari Girayau
Apa Jalandhara Asura Sanhara Suyash
Tumhara Vidit Sansara
Tripurasur Sana Yudha Machayi
Sabhi Kripakar Lina Bachayi
Kiya Tapahin Bhagiratha Bhari Purva
Pratigya Tasu Purari
Danin Mahan Tum Sama Kou Nahin
Sevak Astuti Karat Sadahin
Veda Nam Mahima Tab Gayaee Akatha
Anandi Bhed Nahin Payee
Pragate Udadhi Mantan Men Jvala
Jarat Sura-Sur Bhaye Vihala
Kinha Daya Tahan Kari Sahayee
Nilakantha Tab Nam Kahayee
Pujan Ramchandra Jab Kinha
Jiti Ke Lanka Vibhishan Dinhi
Sahas Kamal Men Ho Rahe Dhari Kinha
Pariksha Tabahin Purari
Ek Kamal Prabhu Rakheu Joi
Kushal-Nain Pujan Chaha Soi
Kathin Bhakti Dekhi Prabhu Shankar
Bhaye Prasanna Diye-Ichchhit Var
Jai Jai Jai Anant Avinashi
Karat Kripa Sabake Ghat Vasi
Dushta Sakal Nit Mohin Satavai
Bhramat Rahe Mohin Chain Na Avai
Trahi-Trahi Main Nath Pukaro
Yahi Avasar Mohi Ana Ubaro
Lai Trishul Shatrun Ko Maro
Sankat Se Mohin Ana Ubaro
Mata Pita Bhrata Sab Hoi
Sankat Men Puchhat Nahin Koi
Svami Ek Hai Asha Tumhari
Ava Harahu Aba Sankat Bhari
Dhan Nirdhan Ko Deta Sadahin
Jo Koi Janche So Phal Pahin
Astuti Kehi Vidhi Karai Tumhari
Kshamahu Nath Aba Chuka Hamari
Shankar Ho Sankat Ke Nishan
Vighna Vinashan Mangal Karan
Yogi Yati Muni Dhyan Lagavan
Sharad Narad Shisha Navavain
Namo Namo Jai Namah Shivaya
Sura Brahmadik Par Na Paya
Jo Yah Patha Karai Man Lai
Tapar Hota Hai Shambhu Sahayee
Riniyan Jo Koi Ho Adhikari
Patha Karai So Pavan Hari
Putra-hin Ichchha Kar Koi
Nischaya Shiva Prasad Tehin Hoi
Pandit Trayodashi Ko Lavai
Dhyan-Purvak Homa Karavai
Trayodashi Vrat Kare Hamesha
Tan Nahin Take Rahe Kalesha
Dhupa Dipa Naivedya Charhavai
Anta Vasa Shivapur Men Pavai
Kahai Ayodhya Asha Tumhari
Jani Sakal Dukha Harahu Hamari
Nitya Nema kari Pratahi
Patha karau Chalis
Tum Meri Man Kamana
Purna Karahu Jagadish
Om Shivaya Namaa
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Whats is Shiva Chalisa
Shiva Chalisa is a prayer for Lord Shiva – one of the Gods of the Hindu trinity, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu. Shiva Chalisa praises the Lord and asks for his help in removing hardships and obstacles in the devotee′s life. It is said that devotees seeking blessings of Lord Shiva must recite Shiva Chalisa with devotion and sincerity. It is suggested that devotees should focus their minds on Lord Shiv or his image and then recite Shiv Chalisa.
Happy Maha Shivratri 2021 Wishes
- On the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri, here’s hoping that Lord Shiva showers you with His choicest blessings Mahashivratri 2021.
- This Maha Shivratri here’s extending my warm greetings to you and your loved ones Mahashivratri 2021.
- This Maha Shivratri, may Lord Shiva destroy all your sorrow and eliminate all the troubles to help you lead a happy and healthy life Mahashivratri 2021.
- May you be blessed with peace, wellness, goodness and prosperity this Mahashivratri 2021.
- The mere utterance of OM Namah Shivaya with utmost devotion is substantial to make you feel the power of God within you. Happy Maha Shivratri 2021 to you.
- Aapko aur apke pariwar ko Maha Shivratri Ki Dheron shubh kamnayein Mahashivratri 2021.
- Hara Hara Mahadev. Maha Shivratri ke pawan avsar par meri or se apko shubh kamnayein Mahashivratri 2021.
It’s an auspicious day today according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Devotees of Lord Shiva will throng temples to offer their prayers on the grand occasion of Mahashivratri 2021.