2022 Sri Maha Shivaratri Date and Pooja
Om Namah Shivaaya ! According to Sanathana Dharma “Maha Shiva Ratri” is considered the most important festival, regarding Lord Shiva. In a year there will be 12 months, and every month has a Masa Shiva Ratri. But Maha Shiva Ratri is different from masa Shivaratri which occurs every month. As per the Hindu calendar, Maha Shiva Ratri is celebrated on the 14th day i.e., Chathurdasi before the new moon day in the month of Magha, and mostly Shiva Ratri falls in the mid-month of February or March. This festival is observed for one day and one night. Check 2022 Sri Maha Shivaratri Date and Pooja below.
Maha Shiva Ratri Falls on – 01 March 2022
Importance of Maha Shiva Ratri:
This festival is mainly related to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi, and worshipping Lord Shiva and Parvathi devi on this day is considerd as more powerful. As per puranas, Doing Shiva pooja with Bilva Patrarchana and Shiva Stotra paarayana, also Fasting on shiva ratri will destroy the all sins and gives more success. People observe fasting on this day during day time and do shiva pooja during night of Lingodbhava kaala. Doing Bhajana with Shiva Stotram and Rudram paarayanm at the time of Lingodbhava kaala is more important, It is believed that observing fast on this day is sid to wash out all their problems in martial life. Devotees should observe this Maha Shiva Ratri Vrat i.e., fasting and prayers with dedication in order to attain blessings of Lord Shiva.
Rituals to be performed on Maha Shiva Ratri:
On this day devotees have to take head bath before sun rise ,and should offer pooja and prayers to Lord Shiva with great dedication. Devotees can offer friuts and betel leaves to god,and they have to observe complete fast through out the day and during night special prayers are observed in respect to Lord Shiva. In some places especially in temples all over the India through out the night of Maha Shiva ratri Kalyanam is performed to Lord Shankara with Shakthi parvathi to receive there blessings and in some places processions is held. The menton of Maha Shiva Ratri is mentioned in Shiva Purana, Linga Purana and it is believed that those who observe fast on this day will get there all wishes fullfilled .