Maha Shivaratri is on Friday, February 21, 2020, Nishita Kaal Puja Time– 12:09 AM-01:00 AM, February 22, 2020 Maha Shivaratri Parana Time– 06:54 AM-03:25 PM Chaturdashi Tithi Begins on 05:20 PM on Friday, February 21 Chaturdashi Tithi Ends on 07:02 PM Saturday, February 22
Maha Shivratri means the “Great Night of Shiva“. In Hindu Calendar Panchang, every month’s Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi is called Shivratri. However, each year in Phalguna month, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi is celebrated as Mahashivratri. In Hindu Mythology, this day marks the marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Thus, it celebrates the holy union of God and Goddess.
In addition to its grandeur, this day marks the commemoration of overcoming darkness and negligence. It is an auspicious day to observe fast, offer worship to Lord Shiva and perform Rudrabhishek.
Offerings on Maha Shivratri 2020
The day of Maha Shivratri is to immerse in the devotion of Shiva. On this day, devotees visit Shiva temples, offer yellow flowers & milk on the Idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and chant “Om Namah Shivay”.
As it is the most important of all the Shivratri, it is important to do the Abisheka on Shivalinga. It is one of the major rituals. The Abhisheka includes the offering of numerous holy things that are loved by Lord Shiva. For instance, Milk, Ganga Jal, Curd, Honey, Jaggery, Sugar, Chandar, Bhasm, black sesame seeds, Paan Patta, Bel Patra, Dhatura, Bhang, and Ghee. Further, below are the things devotees do to seek the blessing of Shiva-
On Mahashivratri, devotees observe a strict fast and consume only fruits, curd, and milk. Further, they worship an entire day and night Lord Shiva. Later, they break their fast by eating grain and sweets. It is also known as Parana.
Devotees perform holy bathing of Shivalinga with water, Ganga Jal, milk, curd, honey which symbolize purification of the soul. Further, they offer bel leaves, Paan leaves, and Dhatura.
Next, they apply vermillion or kumkum signifying integrity & goodness.
Further, they offer fruits that mean persistence and desire fulfillment. In addition, the burning of stick incense denoting wealth.
Lastly, the illumination of Diyas (earthen lamps) signifies the accomplishment of wisdom and betel leaves signify happiness and worldly bliss.
Best Astrological Remedies on Mahashivratri 2020
According to the Best Astrologers of India, after 117 years on Mahashivaratri, devotees will observe the astonishing coincidence as planet Saturn is in Capricorn. Do the following remedies will get you success in every work.
In your Kundali, if the position of Saturn is afflicted, you can perform Abhisheka of Shivlinga with mustard oil.
Sun is Karaka of pride, warmth. Also, it is a true representative of oneself. Thus, a strong Sun in a Kundali is essential. A strong position in the Sun will offer a great result in the Government sector. Also, if you are willing to strengthen the Sun, Perform Abhisheka of Shivling by water-mixed with Jaggery from a copper container.
In Vedic Astrology, Moon is the Karaka of Soul. Also, it has the greatest significance with Maha Shivratri. Thus, the position of the Moon in Horoscope is essential to seek blessings of Shiva. Also, to attain great results on Maha Shivratri. Therefore, people with a weak Moon should offer Milk on Shivlinga.
Further, to strengthen the spiritual significator planet Ketu, anoint the Shivling with the honey in water.
If you have an afflicted Mars in your horoscope, mix turmeric in water and perform the Abhisheka. It grants courage and valor.
Further, if Mercury the Karaka of skills and capacity of a person, has a weak position in your horoscope then worshipping Shiva and Parvati on Shivratri will be extremely propitious for you. Also, you should offer food to 7 girls after worship and offer water and Tulsi Patra.
To strengthen Venus in the horoscope, perform Abhisheka with milk and curd.
Astrological Remedies for 12 Zodiac Signs
Aries- Offer Bel Patra or Betel leaves on Shivlinga.
Taurus- Perform the Abhisheka with Milk and water.
Gemini- Perform the Abhisheka with curd and water.
Cancer- Offer sandalwood perfume.
Leo- Light Diyas with Ghee before Shivlinga.
Virgo- Perform the Abhisheka with black sesame and water.
Libra- Add white sandalwood to the water and perform Abhisheka.
Scorpio- Offer Bel Patra or Betel leaves with water.
Sagittarius- Offer abir or Gulal on Shivlinga.
Capricorn- Offer Cannabis/ Bhang and Dhatura on Shivlinga.
Aquarius- Offer flowers and light Diyas.
Pisces- Perform Shiva Abhisheka with sugarcane juice and saffron.