Maha Shivratri 2022 is an auspicious and widely celebrated Hindu festival of India. It is popularly known as the “greatest night of Lord Shiva” and regarded as the most auspicious festival for Lord Shiva. This day falls on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in the month of Falgun. On Maha Shivratri devotees keep a day-long fast and do night puja at Lord Shiva temple where a special ritual of Rudrabhisheka is performed, where devotees bathe the Shiv ling with milk and offer sweets, and seek his blessings.
When is Maha Shivratri 2022?
This year Maha Shivaratri will be celebrated on March 1, 2022.
Maha Shivratri 2022: Shubh Muhurat
Maha Shivaratri on Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Nishita Kaal Puja Time – 12:08 AM to 12:58 AM, Mar 02
Duration – 00 Hours 50 Mins
On 2nd Mar, Shivaratri Parana Time – 06:45 AM, Mar 02
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time – 06:21 PM to 09:27 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time – 09:27 PM to 12:33 AM, Mar 02
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time – 12:33 AM to 03:39 AM, Mar 02
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 03:39 AM to 06:45 AM, Mar 02
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – 03:16 AM on Mar 01, 2022
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – 01:00 AM on Mar 02, 2022
(as per drikpanchang.com)
Maha Shivratri 2022: Significance
According to Hindu beliefs, Maha Shivratri marks the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is also believed that on this day Lord Shiva swallowed the poison, which came out of Samundra Manthan. He preserved the poison in his throat, due to this, his throat turned blue and he is known as Neelkantha since then.