February 20 : On February 21, 2020, all Lord Shiva devotees will experience the grace and the divine holiness of the famous annual Hindu festival named Maha Shivaratri 2020 . This special religious day is also called as the ‘Great Night of Shiva’ across the country. The festival is celebrated both in North and South India, in the month of February or March.
As per the Hindu Calendar , it is celebrated in North India in the month of Phalguna; while in South India, it is celebrated in the month of Magha, This occurs right before the new moon sighting and falls on the Chaturdashi Tithi of the Krishna Paksha.
The Maha Shivaratri Puja Muhurat Timings
Sunrise: February 21, 2020 6:59 am
Sunset: February 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Nishita Kaal Puja Time begins from February 22, 12:15 am and ends on February 22, 1:05 am
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time begins from February 21, 6:22 pm and ends on February 21, 9:31 pm
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time begins from February 21, 9:31 pm and ends on February 22, 12:40 am
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time begins from February 22, 12:40 am and ends on February 22, 3:49 am
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time begins from February 22, 3:49 am and ends on February 22, 6:58 am
Chaturdashi Tithi begins from February 21, 2020, at 5:21 pm
Chaturdashi Tithi ends on February 22, 2020, at 7:03 pm
Maha Shivaratri Parana Time begins from February 22, 6:58 am and ends on February 22, 7:03 pm
Additional Information: The above panchang is generated for Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. To change the date and place, go to Panchang
Significance of Shivaratri 2020
On this day, it is believed that the convergence and awakening of Shiva’s Jyotirlinga will happen, and those who observe the Shivratri vrat – will be blessed with good health and life by Lord Shiva himself.
The famous Maha Abhishekam will be performed by bathing the Lord Shiva statue with milk. If the puja vrat and prayers are carried out sincerely, a Shiva believer will be free from worldly sins. Women usually undertake a night-long fast and worship ritual to ask for the long life and good health of their husbands.
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