Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of Lord Shiva. It is celebrated in various forms depending on the perspective. Shivaratri is a great festival because it marks his wedding with Goddess Parvati, who is also referred to as Shakti. According to South Indian calendar, Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha in the month of Magha is known as Maha Shivaratri. However, the North Indian calendar reports as the Masik Shivaratri in the month of Phalguna is known as Maha Shivaratri. In both calendars, it is naming convention of the luni-solar month which differs. However, both North Indians and South Indians, celebrate Maha Shivaratri on the same day. Check out below for Maha Shivratri 2018 | Greetings, Quotes, Lord Shiva Photos, Shivratri Images and More.
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Maha Shivratri 2018 Greetings
Om Namah Shivay! May the blessings of Lord Shiva remain with you throughout your life. Happy Maha Shivratri, 2018!
May Lord Shiva guide you all your life. Happy Maha Shivratri, 2018!
Sending you my warmest wishes this Maha Shivratri
May all your prayers be granted by Shiva! Wishing you a Happy Maha Shivratri!
May all your wishes come true and the blessings of the Shiva remain with you always. Happy Maha Shivratri!
Wishing you good fortune and prosperity on Maha Shivratri.
May the blessings of Lord Shiva be showered on you this Maha Shivratri.
May Shiva bless you with good health, happiness and prosperity.
May Shiva bless you with patience and a heart to see good in everything! Happy Maha Shivratri!
May the blessings of Lord Shiva be with you always. Happy Maha Shivratri!
Maha Shivaratri 2018 Prahar Timings
- First Prahar Puja Time – 6:05 PM to 9:20 PM (Feb 13th)
- Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time – 9:20 PM to 12:35 AM.
- Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time – 12.25 AM to 3.49 AM.
- Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 3.49 AM to 7.04 AM.
Maha Shivaratri 2018 Parana Timing
- Puja Time – 7:04 AM to 3:20 PM.
Maha Shivratri 2018 Celebration
Maha Shivratri can be celebrated in various forms depending on the perspective. People all over the country head to Shiva temples or go on a pilgrimage to Jyotirlingams. Some celebrate it as the day to observe stillness by chanting of Shiva mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’, praying to Lord Shiva, keeping fast, practising yoga, meditation and self-restraint. The ardent devotees keep awake all night, also called “Jaagaran”.
The major Jyotirlinga Shiva temples of India is located in Varanasi and Somnatha. Both are frequented on Maha Shivaratri by the Shiva devotees. It is also celebrated in the temples all over Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Telangana.
Maha Shivratri 2018 Quotes
‘I want the world to know that the originator of yoga is the Adiyogi, Shiva himself’ – Sadhguru
‘In the yogic culture, Shiva is seen as the Adi (first) Yogi – the source of knowledge and liberation’ – Sadhguru
‘Adiyogi predates all religion; in celebration of the universality of his methods, this glorious face of 112 ft height’ – Sadhguru
‘Adiyogi is a symbol, a possibility, and a source of tools to transform yourself and create your own life’ – Sadhguru
‘The significance of Adiyogi is he provided methods to evolve human consciousness that is relevant for all times’ – Sadhguru
‘The spine of knowledge that the Adiyogi created is the source of almost everything you can call spiritual on the planet’ -Sadhguru
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