Maha Shivaratri Lingodbhava Kalam Timings, 4 March 2019

Lingodbhava Kalam is the auspicious time for Maha Shivaratri Shiva Puja. In 2019, Maha Shivaratri Lingodbhava Kalam Time will be on 4 March 2019 midnight, Monday midnight (the early hours of 5 March according to Gregorian / English calendar / 5 March). Maha Shivratri or Shivaratri is the most revered night dedicated to Lord Shiva. […]

Significance of Bilva Patra in Shiva Puja

Bilva Patra Puja to Lord Shiva

One who worships Mahadeva in the form Linga at the root of Bilva becomes a purified soul, shall certainly attain Siva. One who pours water over his head at the root of the Bilva can be considered to have taken his bath in all sacred waters in the earth verily he is holy. Seeing the […]

Why should a devotee visit Lord Shiva Temple?

Shiva is one of the most prominent Hindu deities and known as “Destroyer” among Trimurti. The temples of Shiva can be found every city of India. Kashi, the most sacred city of India is said to be the favourite of Shiva. Prominently Shiva is worshipped as in the form of Lingam (phallus) rather than his […]

Maha Shivaratri, A day of being awake for Hindus

Every year in the month of February or March as per the Georgian calendar or on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha or Phalguna month of the Hindu traditional calendar, Maha Shivratri is one of the foremost and important Hindu festivals. It is grandly celebrated in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is to be […]

Mahashivaratri | Great Night of Lord Shiva

Shiva

The word `Shiva’ means Sham mangalam karoti iti Shiva.  Sham means mangalam, Shubham, happiness, fortunate, prosperity: karoti means that which creates mangalam,  or in other words His auspicious presence sanctifies the whole space. His  manifestation as Lord Nataraja in cosmic dancing posture is  Divine Aananda. Lord Shiva represents the three shakthis viz..Ichcha shakthi, Kriya shakthi […]

What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva?

What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva? What is definition of Shiva Tattva and how to learn or understand Shiva Tattva? You ask what is the Shiva Tattva. I tell you, what is it that is not (encompassed or contained by) the Shiva Tattva? We are all immersed in the Shiva Tattva. […]

Maha Shivaratri 2019 | Shivratri 2019 date

Shivratri or Maha Shivaratri is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated with gaiety. In 2019, Maha Shivaratri date is March 4. Maha Shivaratri is observed on Krishna Paksha Trayodasi / Chaturdashi in Falgun month as per North Indian calendars and Krishna Trayodasi / Chaturdashi in Magha month as per Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra […]

Ardhanarishvara Shiva | Half-female & Half-male form of Lord Shiva

Ardhanarishvara

Ardhanarishvara Shiva is a composite half-female and half-male form of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati Mata. The right half in Ardhanarishwara is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his usual attributes. This form represents how Shakti, the Mother Goddess, is inseparable from Lord Shiva, the Lord of the Lords. Ardhanarishvara form in Puranas Ardhanarishvara form […]

Mahashivaratri Sand Sculpture 2018

Lord Shiva’s Sand Sculpture for Mahashivaratri 2018.. On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival 2018, Tarani Prasad Mishra, a sand sculptor and artist based in Andhra Pradesh, made Saikata Shivalingam on the occasion of Shivaratri. Shivaratri date is February 13|14, 2018. At the bank of Vamsadhara River near L N Peta in Srikakulam district of Andhra […]

Maha Shivratri Wishes, SMS Messages, Quotes, WhatsApp Status

Shiva

Maha Shivratri is one such a Hindu festival which is celebrated across the India at fullest Scale. This festival is observed in the honor of Lord Shiva every year in the month of February or March; actually it occurs on 13th or 14th day of Phalguna month of Hindu calendar in Krishna Paksha . On […]

Saikatha Shivalingam 2017 | Mahashivaratri Shiva Sand Sculpture

Lord Shiva’s Sand Sculpture for Mahashivaratri 2017.. On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival 2017, Tarani Prasad Mishra, a sand sculptor and artist based in Andhra Pradesh, made Saikata Shivalingam on the occasion of Shivaratri. Shivaratri date is February 24, 2017. At the bank of Vamsadhara River near L N Peta in Srikakulam district of Andhra […]

What to do on Shivarathri?

The devotees of Shiva perform various religious activities such as Rudraabhishekam (an activity where the devotees pour 108 urns of water and other liquids on the lingam) while reciting the phrases from the holy texts and worshipping with Bilva Patra (a type of leaf). Another aspect of Mahashivratri is that devotees after fasting for the […]

‘Maha Shivarathri Yatra’ procession will cover 7 km in South Africa for ‘Universal Peace’

“Maha Shivarathri Yatra” procession, directed at “Universal Peace”, will cover about seven kilometers on February 19 in Lenasia, a part of City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, in South Africa. Organized by Hindu Coordinating Council, this annual “Maha Shivarathri Yatra” will include many floats. Starting with a hawan at six am from Saiva Sithantha Sungum Mandir, […]

Significance of Sankalpam on Shivaratri

Sankalpa means taking our consciousness to the universe, to the infinite; and then bringing the mind to the present moment, and making a wish for something that you long for in your mind. That is what Sankalpa is. In taking Sankalpa, you keep something and then you pray for something. All the Yagnas and Poojas start with the […]

Why should devotees be awake during Shivaratri

Why should devotees be awake during Shivaratri? Is there any particular reason for us to be awake on Mahashivaratri night? Many devotees of Shiva perceive the Maha-Shrivarathi Festival, followed by rituals with honesty and affection. Throughout the day, the Lord Shiva devotees refrain from consuming food and they break their fast in the early morning, […]

Lord Shiva’s Sand Sculpture for Mahashivaratri 2016

Lord Shiva’s Sand Sculpture for Mahashivaratri 2016.. On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival 2016, Tarani Prasad Mishra, a sand sculptor and artist based in Andhra Pradesh, made Saikata Shivalingam on the occasion of Shivaratri. Shivaratri date is March 7. At the bank of Vamsadhara River near L N Peta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, […]

Video – Maha Shivaratri Puja Vidhi, How to perform Shiva Pooja at Home

Video – Maha Shivaratri Puja Vidhi – How to perform Shiva Pooja at Home is explained here in this video. Maha Shivaratri Vratham is an auspicious puja dedicated to Lord Shiva, observed on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Magha Month of Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Kannada calendars and in Falgun Month of North Indian Hindi calendars. Shivaratri […]

AOL Shivaratri 2017 in Bangalore, Art of Living Maha Shivratri Celebrations

AOL, Art of Living Center of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, is celebrating Shivaratri in Bangalore this time. Maha Shivaratri is the most auspicious time for Shivlinga puja. In 2017, AOL Shivaratri celebrations will be held from February 24 to February 25. As per the official website of Art of Living International Center, Bangalore Maha Shivratri […]

Kapila Theertham Mahashivaratri Festival

Kapila Theertham Mahashivaratri Festival celebrations… In 2015, Mahashivaratri date is February 17. The famous Shiva Shrine under the umbrella of ancient temples of TTD, Sri Kapileswara Swamy temple is all set ready for the biggest annual event in its series of annual festivals, Maha Siva Rathri which will be observed on Tuesday with religious pomp […]

Shivaratri 2015 | Maha Shivaratri 2015

Shiva

Shivratri (Maha Shivaratri) is a major festival for Lord Shiva Puja. In 2015, Maha Shivratri date is February 17, Tuesday. It falls on Masa Shivaratri day in February 2015. Shivaratri corresponds to Falgun Krishna Chaudas in North Indian calendar, and Magha Shukla Chaturdashi in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. Special pujas are performed in Kashi […]