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Maha Shivaratri 2023: Date, Astrological Significance, Puja Rituals & Time

Maha Shivaratri is amongst the major and most prominent in India. On the blessed day of Maha Shivaratri, Hindus worship Lord Shiva. As per the Hindu calendar, it is purportedly celebrated annually on the fourteenth day of each lunar month, which corresponds to the day before the Full Moon. Moreover, many devotees celebrate this day as the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Maha Shivaratri 2023 will occur in February as per the Gregorian calendar.

Maha Shivaratri 2023: Date, time & tithi

2023 Maha Shivaratri is on February 18, 2023. On this day, people worship Lord Shiva and conduct puja following the Muhurat. Early morning visitors to the temple include those who are fasting that day.

The Chaturdashi tithi will start at 08:02 PM on February 18 and end at 04:18 PM on February 19. The Nishitha Kaal puja timing is from 12:16 AM to 01:06 AM on February 19, 2023. The Shivratri Paran timings are from 06:57 AM to 03:33 PM on February 19, 2023. 

Natives must remember to perform puja and needful rituals at the Nishita Kaal or once each of the prahars (Four prahars, each lasts for about 3 hours). However, you must fast for 12 hours at night. 

First Prahar Puja Timing: 06:13 PM to 11:24 PM, February 18

Second Prahar Puja Timing: 11:24 PM to 12:35 AM, February 19

Third Prahar Puja Timing: 12:35 AM to 03:46 AM, February 19

Fourth Prahar Puja Timing: 03:46 AM to 06:56 AM, February 19

The Muhurat and the prahar timings differ in different parts of the country, and the position of the Moon in different locations.

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