Shiva Purana says that if a devotee observes Maha Shivaratri Vrata with sincerity, pure devotion and love he is blessed with the divine grace of Lord Shiva.
Watch & perform Maha Shivaratri puja with our pray-along-videos. Perform aartis, read about food restriction, importance/significance of the day.
- Let’s first collect all puja items.
- Then we will do the puja preparation.
- Next we will perform the main Maha Shivaratri Puja.
- We will conclude with the aarti.
Let’s Collect Maha Shivaratri Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
- Moli (red thread)
- Roli (red powder)
- Incense sticks
- Sweets, Fruits
- Curd (Yogurt)
- Clarified butter (Ghee)
- Dry fruits
- Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Follow The Video To Prepare For The Maha Shivaratri Puja.
Before doing Maha Shivaratri Puja, we do the puja preparation or commonly called as panch peeth puja.
Lets follow the video through this step. Only after performing this step we proceed towards the main Maha Shivaratri Puja.
Let’s Perform The Main Maha Shivaratri Puja
After performing the panch peeth puja, we start the main puja.
Follow along the instructions and mantras to perform the main Maha Shivaratri Puja.
We Will Conclude Maha Shivaratri Puja With The Aarti.
Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let us now do the Maha Shivaratri Puja to successfully conclude the puja.
Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina
Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Maha Shivaratri Puja
Maha Shivaratri Fast is considered to be the most important fast for the devotees of Lord Shiva. Shiva Purana says that if a devotee observes Maha Shivaratri Vrata with sincerity, pure devotion and love he is blessed with the divine grace of Lord Shiva. Every year devotees observe Maha Shivaratri fast with devotion and sincerity. Though many go on a diet of fruits and milk, some do not consume even a drop of water all through the day and night of Shivaratri Festival.
Merits of Maha Shivaratri Vrat According to Hindu mythology, observance of Maha Shivaratri Vrat with discipline helps a devotee to control the two great natural forces that afflict a man, rajas guna (the quality of passionate activity) and tamas guna (the quality of inertia). When a devotee spends an entire day in the Feet of Lord and worships with sincerity, his motion is controlled and evils like lust, anger and jealousy, born of Rajas are ignored and subdued. Besides, when a devotee observes vigil throughout the night (jaagran) he manages to conquer the evils of Tamas Guna too.
It has also been mentioned that when a devotee observes a round of worship every three hours, the Shivaratri Vrata becomes perfect. Devotees of Lord Shiva believe and consider Maha Shivaratri fast to be extremely auspicious and rate it equal or more than performing an Ashwamedha Yagna. Some believe that a devotee who observes a Maha Shivaratri Fast with sincerity and utters the name of Lord Shiva with perfect devotion is absolved from all sins. Such a devotee reaches the abode of Lord Shiva and lives there happily. He is also liberated from the cycle of birth and death.