New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Masik Shivratri is celebrated by Hindu devotees across the country with full fervour and joy. The day is observed to worship the God of gods, Lord Shiva. The day is observed on every Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi, which is the 14th day of the Krishna Paksha month of the Hindu calendar. This month, Jyeshtha Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi is being celebrated today (June 8).  

Masik Shivratri 2021: Date and time

Chaturdashi start June 8, 2021 at 09:54 am
Chaturdashi end. June 9, 2021 at 12:27 pm

Masik Shivratri 2021: Auspicious time

11:53 pm June 8th - 12:42 am June 9th
Sunrise - 6:21 am Sunset 6:13 pm
Brahm muhurat - 4:44 am to 5:33 am

Masik Shivratri 2021: Significance

Mythology beliefs say that Lord Shiva appeared as Linga at the midnight of Mahashivratri and it was worshipped by Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. The day is celebrated as convergence of the forces of Shiva and Shakti so, Masik Shivratri is celebrated every month to get the blessings of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. On this day, Lord Shiva blesses the humanity and religious souls and unmarried girls fast to get the husband of their choice. Meanwhile, married women observe vrat to maintain peace and happiness in married life.

Masik Shivratri 2021: Puja vidhi

- Fast of Shivratri starts at the dawn and continues all day night. It concludes the next day during Parana timings according to Nanchang.
- Devotees, on this day take an early bath.
- They visit temples or pray in front of idols of Lord Shiva and Lingam.
- Abhishek of Lingam is done by pouring water or gangajal, milk, yoghurt, ghee, sugar, honey, sandalwood paste, bilva patr and flower of madar etc.
- Tulsi leaves are not offered.
- Puja at Nishith Kaal is more auspicious.
- Shivratri means the night of Shiva, therefore, on this day devotees listen to glories of Lord Shiva and chant his mantras the whole night.
- Fast must be done with a pure intention and with control of senses.
- Aarti and prasad distribution is done at the end.

Masik Shivratri 2021: Mantras

1. Shiva Moola Mantra
Om Namah Shivaya॥
2. Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Mamritat॥
3. Rudra Gayatri Mantra
Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi
Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat॥

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal