Masik Shivratri Dates 2020 / Monthly Shivratri Dates 2020

According to the Hindu Panchang, the monthly Shivaratri falls on the Chaturdashi in Krishna Paksha every month. This day is celebrated as the day dedicated to Lord Shiva. This day is known to be the birth of the Shivling. READ MORE

Masik Shivratri Dates 2020

Current Location : Delhi, India
Latitude/Longitude : 28:39N, 77:13E

23 January
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
21 February
(Friday)
Maha Shivaratri
22 March
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
21 April
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri
20 May
(Wednesday)
Masik Shivaratri
19 June
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
18 July
(Saturday)
Masik Shivaratri
17 August
(Monday)
Masik Shivaratri
15 September
(Tuesday)
Masik Shivaratri
15 October
(Thursday)
Masik Shivaratri
13 November
(Friday)
Masik Shivaratri
13 December
(Sunday)
Masik Shivaratri
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Importance of Masik Shivratri

This day is said to be the beginning of life on earth. Lord Shiva is the incarnation that shows us how we should live our lives. His name is also Shankar and along with Goddess Parvati shows us how we need to live a family life. It is believed that the start and end of this world are Lord Shiva himself. The Puranas tell us the importance of the monthly Shivratri fast.

It is stated that whoever fasts on this day rids him of all sins. Unmarried girls fast on this day to get the husband of their liking. All the obstacles also are removed in marriage by fasting on this day. By keeping this fast one can attain, a long life, wealth, good health, children, good education, riches, and ultimately salvation. It is said that those performing this Vrat/fast will be absolved of all sins and go to live in Shiv lok.

You can receive the blessings of the Lord, and be rid of lust, anger, greed, and attachment. According to the Shastras, Goddess Lakshmi, Indrani, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Sita, Goddess Gayatri, Goddess Savitri, Goddess Rati, and Goddess Parvati have performed this fast. Goddess Parvati has performed this fast to control the anger of Lord Shiva.

One day, Lord Shiva had become so angry that all the demi-Gods feared that He will destroy this world. At that time Goddess Parvati had performed this fast, and Lord Shiva had become calm. That day was the Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha. Hence it became a ritual to perform pooja and fast on this day known as the Masik Shivratri / monthly Shivratri. According to the Shastras praying to Lord Shiva on this day pleases Him immensely. Anyone can do this fast. All the devotees who wish to perform this pooja and fast should start on The yearly Shivratri day and continue it at least till the next year Shivratri Date. This can be done forever as well.

Pooja Method of Masik Shivratri

Wake up before sunrise, Add til to bathing water, and bathe. Take a vow with flowers, rice, and water in the hand by meditating on Lord Shiva. State your wishes on this day. The best time to do this is the Pradosh Kal/ time. This pooja needs to be performed on a ling in a Shivalaya ( Place of a Shivling being installed.)

In the morning pour water on a Shiv ling and in the evening in Pradosh to perform the pooja. Start with praying to Lord Ganesha.

Shloka for prayer: ||“Vakratunda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha

Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa ||

Pooja items needed

Water

Ganga Jal

Raw milk

Sugarcane juice

Ghee / clarified butter

Honey

Sugar

Curd

Castor oil

Janau / Sacred thread

Abir (Powder of mango leaves)

Datura fruit

Bel Patra

Dhoop

Diya

Rudra Abhishek on Shivling is performed along with the family.

Offer fruits along with Bel fruit. and white sweets to Lord Shiva.

Read Shiv Chalisa and the 108 names of Lord Shiva and parts of the Shiv Puran.

A light is lit in the temple on this day; you need to light this in the temple. This diya can be of mud and can with ghee. Till the Diya is on, one can pray to Lord Shiva. Once the diya goes off, one can put cold milk on it. Use the same diya till you finish the last day of your fast.

Try to do Jagran doing bhajan and kirtan. Ask for forgiveness at the end of the day once the pooja is complete. Then one can break their fast. If one cannot do this fast without meals fruits can be taken.