Mahashivratri 2020 (Feb 21, Friday) Meaning And Shiva Puja Timing

Leela Adwani |Feb 21, 2020

Mahashivratri is among the most spiritual significance of Indians. This year, the holiday falls onto February 21st, Friday. Check its meaning and notes here!

The Great Night of Shiva or Mahashivratri is considered the most event in the spiritual calendar in India. This is also known as the darkest night of the year and celebrates the Grace of Shiva.

The reason for Mahashivratri celebration

The 14th day of each lunar month or simply one day before the new moon is typically known as Shivratri. It means one calendar year will have twelve Shivratris and Mahashivratri is one of them. It occurs in February and March and is also the most spiritual significance of Indians.

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Mahashivratri 2020

As most of us are living in a fast pace of life, we sometimes forget our source of energy. Mahashivratri is a festival celebrated for the sake of remembering and taking our awareness to the basis of existence. On this night, the planet’s northern hemisphere is positioned in a way that there will be a natural upsurge of energy in human beings. In order to make use of it, people establish a festival which is nightlong as an annual tradition. To allow the upsurge of energy, remaining awake with the spine vertical throughout the night is a must of the nightlong festival.

Mahashivratri 2020 Festival date

Mahashivratri this year falls onto 21st February. The devotees are advised to fast on the morning of Shivaratri day, then breakfast on the next day. Fruits and milk are recommended to use during this time as it not only purifies your body but also your consciousness. It’s explained that once consciousness is purified, we are able to become more focused as well as spiritually stronger.

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Maha Shivratri 2020: Date and Timings

Mahashivratri 2020 Notes for Puja and Fasting

Chaturdashi Tithi begins at 17:20 on February 21, 2020, and ends at 07:02 on February 22, 2020.

Nishita Kaal Puja Time: between 00:27 to 01:17 on February 22

First Prahar Puja (Night): 18:41 to 21:46 on February 21

Second Prahar Puja (Night): 21:26 to 0:52 on February 22

Third Prahar Puja (Night): 0:52 to 3:58 on February 22

Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja: 3:58 to 7:30 on February 22.

Time for breaking the fast: 7:03 to 15:47 on February 22.

>>> Related post: Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat Katha 2020 (February 19 Wednesday) – Dos & Don’ts On Ekadashi Fasting

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