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Maha Shivratri 2018: Know the date, puja timings and vidhi for Lord Shiva

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2018, 10:16 IST

The most awaited festival for Lord Shiva devotees, Maha Shivratri is about to arrive. It is one of the most celebrated festivals of Hindus that is celebrated every year across the country by the Shiva 'bhakts' with full of enthusiasm. Maha Shivratri is also commonly called as the 'Great Night of Lord Shiva' and as per the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated in the month of Phalguna.

The festival is commonly known as the conquest over the defeat and crudeness. This year the confusion had raised among the devotees that on which day the festivity will be celebrated. So, we are here to tell you about the date of celebration.

On 13 February 2018, the day will be observed as the Mahashivarati. All the devotees can do all the rituals for the same by performing the prayer, fast as well as meditation.


Know the time for doing the puja:

This year the Puja timings will start from eight minutes past midnight on 14 February and will also end on the same day in the morning. The auspicious timing for Lord Shiva puja is 7:30 am – 3:20 pm. All the believers can perform the Puja once or four times during the night depending on the devotee's belief. Traditionally, the fast is opened only after the Puja is over and after bathing in the morning.

First published: 12 February 2018, 16:44 IST