Lingodbhava Kalam is the auspicious time for Maha Shivaratri Shiva Puja. In 2021, Maha Shivaratri Lingodbhava Kalam Time will be on 11 March 2021 midnight, Thursday midnight (the early hours of 12 March according to Gregorian / English calendar).
Maha Shivratri or Shivaratri is the most revered night dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shivalinga puja is highly meritorious ritual during Shivratri.
Nishita Kaala Shiva Puja
On MahaShivaratri 2021 (11 March 2021), Mahalingodbhava kala time is from night 11.53 to 12.41 hrs (11.53 PM, 11 March to 00.41 AM on 12 March 2021). In all Shiva temples, the most auspicious Lingodbhava puja is performed during this time.
On MahaShivaratri 2021 (11 March 2021), Nishita Kala time is from night 12.00 to 12.46 (00.00 AM to 00.46 AM on 12 March 2021).
How to calculate Maha Shivaratri Lingodbhava Kalam
Magha Krishna Chaturdashyam Aadidevo Mahanishi |
Shivalinga Thayothbhutha Koti Surya Samaprabha ||
Krishnapakshe Bhavedyathu Maghamaase Chaturdashi |
Shivaratri Rithiproktha Mahapathaka Nashini ||
Yadyartharatra paryantham Bhavethshiva Chaturdashi ||
Lingodbhava kalam Timings – 11|12 March 2021
Maha Shivaratri Lingobbhava Shivarchana Time – Night 11.53 to 12.41 hrs (11.53 PM, 11 March to 00.41 AM on 12 March 2021)
List of Auspicious Timings, 11 March 2021
Trayodashi Pradosha Kaala Puja Time on 11 March 2021 is – 6.15 PM to 8.35 PM
Maha Shivaratri Lingobbhava Shivarchana Time – Night 11.53 to 12.41 (11-12 March 2021)
Maha Shivaratri First Prahar Puja Time – Evening 6.13 to 9.15 Night, 11 March 2021 (1st Yamam Time)
Maha Shivaratri Second Prahar Puja Time – Night 9.16 to 12.17, 11 March 2021 (2nd Yamam Time)
Maha Shivaratri Third Prahar Puja Time – midnight 12.18 to 3.19 hrs Night (00.18 AM to 3.19 AM, 12 March 2021) (3rd Yamam Time)
Maha Shivaratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – Night 3.20 to next morning 6.20 (3.20 AM to 6.20 AM, 12 March 2021) (4th Yamam Time)
Mahashivaratri Vrat Paarana Time on 12 March 2021 – 7.05 AM
Having Darshan of Lord Shiva during Lingodbhava Kalam would get us Moksha (salvation). According to the Puranas, Goddess Parvati said that if any devotee worships the Shivalinga at this time with Bilva leaves would remove the sins of 76 births.
Ligdbhava Kalam timing varies by year. This year, Lingodbhava Kalam time period is just more than 2 minutes. Last year, it was just less than 8 minutes.
Lingadhbhavam is a grand event visited by a large number of devotees in Dwadasha Jyothirlinga Temples.
In Srishailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Srikalahasti Kalahasthishwara Swamy Temple, Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple, Kaleshwaram Shiva Temple, in all Pancharama Temples in Andhra Pradesh, Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Swamy Temple, Gokarnam Mahabaleshwara Temple, and other Shiva Temples in Karnataka, Rameshwaram Shiva Temple in Tamil Nadu the Lingodbhavam ritual attracts a large number of devotees.
Maha Shivaratri Puja Vidhi Video