New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Mahesh Navami is an annual festival dedicated to Lord Shiva and celebrated during the month of Jyeshta. On this day, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped by devotees to receive blessings and wash away their sins. The festival hold special significance among the Maheswari community. It is believed that the Maheswari clan came into existence after a significant boon from Lord Shiva. Since then, Lord Shiva has been named Mahesh and this day is celebrated as Mahesh Navami among Hindu. 

When is Mahesh Navami?

Although, for the full day of Sunday, 31st May 2020, Mahesh Navami will be celebrated this year. But the exact time will start from Saturday 30th May's evening itself. The festival will be celebrated from 7:55 PM on Saturday 30th May to 5:30 PM on Sunday 31st May 2020.

Puja Vidhi:

On this day, in the early morning, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are bathed in Milk and satiny water, preferably with a few drops of Ganges water (Gangajal). Bilva leaves (Bale-patra) and flowers, too are offered upon the Shivalinga. While worshipping Lord Shiva, drums are beaten, just like the one lord bears along his trishool. It is believed that if offered with Lotus flower, Goddess Parvati bestows the worshipper with all the content of his/her wishes. 

Amid coronavirus-induced lockdown, devotees are advised to do all the rituals in their homes as the worshipping places will remain shut till June 7. 

Shubh Muhurat:

Although the complete timeline from 7:55 PM on Saturday 30th May to 5:30 PM on Sunday 31st May 2020 is held auspicious, but the following two specific timelines hold special significance, when it comes to the planetary synchronisation of the objects in the space concerning the auspiciousness of the day.

Amrit Kaal: Saturday 30th May, 8:20 PM to 9:49 PM

Ravi Yog: Whole Day

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma