Maha Shivratri 2021: Puja Muhurat, History and Significance

Maha Shivratri 2021 will be celebrated on 11 March.

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Maha Shivratri is one of the most ancient festivals to be celebrated in India. It is considered to be an important festivals for Hindus in the sub-continent and all over the world. It is a dedicated to Lord Shiv. his devotees around the globe worship him on this day.

Legend has it that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati married on this day. Some people also believe that Lord Shiva consumed poison on this day and held it in his throat, which turned his neck blue. Thus he is also called ‘Neelkanth’ by many of his devotees.

Devotees of Lord Shiva all over the world celebrate his wedding with Goddess Parvati by worshipping them. Lord Shiva’s temples everywhere are decorated and illuminated with flowers and diyas. Devotees get absorbed in worshipping, dancing, singing devotional songs, etc.


Shivaratri falls on the Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha of every month. Shivaratri occurs every month, however, according to the Hindu calendar, Shivaratri which falls in the month of Phalgun has the most significant and it is also known as Maha Shivratri.

It is believed in Hindu religion that the prayer must be offered at an specific auspicious time of the day, which is also called muhurat. In this article we have mentioned muhurats of Maha Shivratri.


Maha Shivratri Puja Muhurta: Puja Date, Time, Muhurta

  • Maha Shivaratri - 11 March, Thursday
  • Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 12 March, 12:06 AM to 12:55 AM
  • Shivaratri Parana Time - 12 March, 6:34 AM to 3:02 PM
  • Ratri First Prahar Puja Time - 6:27 PM to 9:29 PM
  • Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time - 9:29 PM to 12:31 AM
  • Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time - 12:31 AM to 03:32 AM
  • Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time - 3:32 AM to 06:34 AM
  • Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 2:39 PM, 11 March
  • Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 3:02 PM, 12 March

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