HYDERABAD: The Lord Shiva who is known as creator and also the god of destruction. Lord Shiva is also said to be the god of mercy who can fulfill all our needs just by praying to him, but there are few auspicious days to easily please lord shiva and get our desires fulfilled. Maha Shivaratri is the most auspicious day to worship Lord Shiva, devotees across the country worship Lord Shiva on Shivaratri by chanting mantras throughout the day and they keep fast, awake all night. Lord Shiva is pleased very easily and fulfills all the desires of the devotees he is called as “Bhola Shankar”.
What Is Maha Shivaratri?
As per Hindu beliefs every year Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on the Chaturdashi date in Phalgun month of Krishna Paksha every year. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated to mark the marriage anniversary of lord Shiva and Parvathi.
Maha Shivaratri 2021 Date and Pooja Timings:
This year Maha Shivaratril falls on March 11.
Mahashivratri Trayodashi Date – 11 March 2021
Chaturdashi Tithi Starts- 11 March, 2.39 PM
Chaturdashi date ends – 12 March, 12 PM.
Things You Should not offer To Lord Shiva On Maha Shivaratri:
1)Tulsi Leaves : You Should not offer Tulsi leaves to lord Shiva on Maha Shivaratri, as tulsi god is the wife of Lord Vishnu so you should never offer tulsi to Lord Shiva.
2) Kewda and Champa Flowers : There is a belief that Lord Shiva has cursed the flowers so they should not be used for Shiva puja on Maha Shivaratri.
3) Damaged Bael Leaf : Bael plant is the most liked plant by Lord Shiva, but make sure that the Bael leaves you offer to Lord Shiva must be fresh without any holes and cut.
4) Haldi and KumKum : One should never offer Kumkum and Haldi to Shiva as he is a saint, and likes only ash but not Haldi and KumKum.
5) Milk Should not be offered using conch as it is believed to bring bad luck