Maha Shivaratri: The Festival of Lord Shiva is on 13th February 2018 (Tuesday)
Every year Rudra Centre organizes a grand celebration for Maha Shivratri where devotees also participate in Rudra Abhishek. Bhajans, satsang with Neeta Singhal and Rudram chanting and dances are a part of this and devotees experience divine Shiva energy in the perfect ambience of Chakra Yog. You are welcome to attend this joyous celebration of union of Shiva with Shakti any time between 6:38 pm to 1:00 am. Participation is Free.
Maha Shivratri (known as "The Night of Shiva") is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of Lord Shiva. On this auspicious day devotees glorify, honor and worship Lord Shiva with sanctifying rituals throughout the night. For devotees of Shiva, this day is the most propitious day of the year as it is believed that whoever worships Him with true devotion is freed of all sins and is blessed with Nirvana or Moksha (liberation from the eternal cycle of life and death). As per the Vedas, the Universal Spiritual energy generated by favorable planetary positions is at its peak during this time. Thus Mahashivratri puja benefits and has a profound impact on the Supreme Lord’s devotees
Mahashivaratri 2018 Festival Date and Time
Maha Shivratri occurs on the 14th night of the new moon, in the dark fortnight during the month of Phalgun. It falls on a moonless night in February or March and is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm to honor Lord Shiva. Mahashivratri 2018 falls on 13th February (Tuesday) this year.
Shivratri (in Sanskrit 'ratri' means night) is the night when Lord Shiva is believed to have performed the Tandava Nritya, the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction. This festival is commemorated for one day and one night only. Maha Shivratri is also known as Shivaratri (and written as Sivaratri, Shivaratri, Sivarathri or Shivarathri)
Maha Shivaratri Muhurta:
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins: 10:34 pm on 13th Feb, 2018
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends: 12:46 am on 15th Feb, 2018
First Prahar Puja Time (Night): 06:33 pm to 09:43 pm (on 13th Feb)
Second Prahar Puja Time (Night): 09:43 pm to 12:52 am (on 13th Feb)
Third Prahar Puja Time (Night): 12:51 am to 04:01 am (on 15th Feb)
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time: 04:01 am to 07:11 am (on 15th Feb)
What to do on Maha Shivratri:
Start wearing Rudraksha: This is the best time of the year to start wearing Rudraksha, the mystical beads dearest to Lord Shiva. Rudraksha beads have emanated from the tears of Lord Shiva himself. Since the cosmos is super charged with divine shambhu tatva on this occasion, wearing Rudraksha on Mahashivratri day is a special boon for Lord Shiva’s devotees.