Masik Shivratri is the great festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Every month chaturdashi tithi during the Krishna paksha is known as a Masik Shivratri. Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day and is keeping fast in devotion of the lord. Lord Shiva appeared in the form of jyotirlinga on the midnight of Maha Shivratri day. Lord Shiva is grants all the wishes of the devotees. On the Masik Shivratri day pray to Lord Shiva with all devotion and dedication and he will shower the blessing on all of us.
How to celebrated Shivratri Festival
On this day devotees should take bath in the evening before doing Lord Shiva Puja. Lord Shiva puja should be done night and devotees should break the fast next day. People are offered fruits, coconut, maredu leaves to Lord Shiva. By doing all things Lord Shiva grants all the wishes of devotees.
Masik Shivratri 2018 Dates
15 January (Monday)
13 February (Tuesday)
15 March (Thursday)
14 April (Saturday)
13 May (Sunday)
12 June (Tuesday)
11 July (Wednesday)
09 August (Thursday)
08 September ( Saturday)
07 October (Sunday)
05 November (Monday)
05 December (Wednesday)
Lord Shiva- Goddess Parvati & Shivaratri 2018
The day is also celebrated as the day when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married. According to mythology, the day of shiva ratri is observed to honor the divine relationship between Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti.
Unmarried women observe the fast to get married and married women observe this fast to maintain peace and tranquility in their married life.
Shivaratri Puja Vidhi
Go To lord Shiva temple sit near Shiva Linga.
Do meditation of Lord Shiva. Pray him to come to your place of worship and stay in shiva linga till you complete the puja.
Place flowers near shiva linga by saying, ” O lord Shiva! Welcome you. Please stay here until I finish worship.
Do Sankalp, Take flowers in your right hand and take Sankalp. “O love Shiva! i worship you in shiva linga to destroy my all sin and to accomplish my goals dharma, artha, kama and moksha.
Do panchopchar Puja on Shiv linga.
Recite the Lord Shiva mantra “Om Namah Shivaya (“ॐ नमः शिवाय”) at least 108 Times with meditation on Lord Shiva.
Benefit of Masik Shivratri Puja
During the day of Shivaratri Vratham, it is also believed that Lord Shiva blesses all the devotees and fulfills their desires.
Most difficult task can be fulfilled by observing Masik Shivratri vrats by the grace of Lord Shiva.
Helps you to be more ambitious and achieve professional success.
Keeps away major disease and improves overall health.
Bring harmony to your marriage and family life.