Lingodbhava Kalam is the auspicious time for Maha Shivaratri Shiva Puja. In 2018, Maha Shivaratri Lingodbhava Kalam Time will be on 13|14 February midnight, Tuesday midnight / Wednesday midnight (the early hours of 14 February according to Gregorian / English calendar / 15 February).
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
For those who observe MahaShivaratri 2018 on 13 February, Nishita kala time is from night 12:05 to 12.55 (00.05 am to 00.55 am on 14 February 2018). In all Shiva temples, the most auspicious Lingodbhava puja is performed during this time.
For those who observe Mahashivaratri 2018 on 14 February, Nishita Kala time is from night 12.00 to 12.46 (00.00 AM to 00.46 AM on 15 February 2018).
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 – 13 February 2018
Maha Shivaratri Lingobbhava Shivarchana Time – Night 12.05 to 12.55 on (00.05 AM to 00.55 AM, 14 February 2017)
Lingodbhava kalam Timings – 14 February 2018
Maha Shivaratri Lingobbhava Shivarchana Time – Night 11.56 to 12.46 on (till 00.46 AM, 15 February 2018)
List of Auspicious Timings
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