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Masik Shivratri 2016 Dates

Maha Shivaratri 2016 Date

07th

March 2016

(Monday)

Shivaratri is not just an ordinary festival, but a way to reach out to Lord Shiva. Though the major Shivratri comes once a year, Masik Shivratri is observed every month. Read this article to unfold the answers.

Masik Shivratri 2016 dates are here.Masik Shivratri or monthly Shivratri falls comes every month on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha. LikeMahashivratri, Masik Shivaratri also holds immense importance for the Shivadevotees. This day is exclusively meant for worshiping and pleasing Lord Shiva. Here, in this article, we have come up with all information i.e. dates of each Masik Shivratri for the year 2016.

Why Is Shivaratri Celebrated?

Each Hindu festival is associated with many beliefs and mythologies, so is the holy day of Shivaratri. One belief says that Shivaratri is celebrated to commemorate the day when Lord Shiva drank the deadly poison, which came out during Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean). Whereas, according to another belief, it is the day when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married.

Let’s know the legend of Samudra Manthan in detail.

The legend of Samudra Manthan is the reason as to why Shivratri is celebrated. It is said that once the devas (Gods) and asuras (devils) were churning the ocean of milk. During the churning process, several things came out of the ocean. Among all those things were a pot of poison. The poison had the potential to destroy the universe, which frightened the devas (Gods) and asuras (devils). To seek help, they ran to Lord Shiva, the Lord of destruction. Lord Shiva, in order to save the universe from the deadly effect of poison, swallowed it. This act resulted in Lord Shiva’s throat turning blue, for which he earned the name ‘Nilkantha’. To celebrate this event of Lord Shiva, Shivaratri is celebrated.

Masik Shivaratri Significance For Women

Throughout the country, the occasion of Shivaratri holds prime importance for the married women as well as young girls. On this day, women observe fast and worship Lord Shiva for the welfare of their husband and sons. Unmarried girls on the other hand observe fast and pray to Lord Shiva for a right match.

Masik Shivratri 2016 Dates Table

To celebrate Masik Shivaratri 2016, first thing you need are the Masik Shivratri 2016 dates. Keeping this thing in mind, we have come up with Masik Shivratri 2016 dates. Get to know all the accurate days and dates of Masik Shivratri falling in 2016 in the below given table:

Date Day Shivaratri
January 8, 2016 Friday Masik Shivaratri
February 6, 2016 Saturday Masik Shivaratri
March 7, 2016 Monday Maha Shivaratri
April 5, 2016 Tuesday Masik Shivaratri
May 5, 2016 Thursday Masik Shivaratri
June 3, 2016 Friday Masik Shivaratri
July 2, 2016 Saturday Masik Shivaratri
August 1, 2016 Monday Masik Shivaratri
August 30, 2016 Tuesday Masik Shivaratri
September 29, 2016 Thursday Masik Shivaratri
October 28, 2016 Friday Masik Shivaratri
November 27, 2016 Sunday Masik Shivaratri
December 27, 2016 Tuesday Masik Shivaratri

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Masik Shivaratri Rituals

According to the rituals of the day, a three-tiered podium (raised surface) is built using planks (wood). The top plank represents heaven (Swarga), middle plank represents space (Antariksh) and the bottom plank signifies earth (Bhuloka). On the top plank i.e. the Swarga plank, eleven Kalash are kept which symbolizes the 11 forms (Avatars) of Lord Shiva. The Kalash are then decorated with bael leaves after which a coconut is placed on it. Here, the coconut represents the head of Lord Shiva.

Regional Celebrations Of Shivaratri

India celebrates Shivaratri with great devotion and fervor. Let us read the various traditions and customs of this day region wise:

Andhra Pradesh: People of Andhra Pradesh celebrate Shivaratri with immense zeal and enthusiasm. On this day, devotees visit Bhramarambha Mallikarjunaswamy temple and Sri Kalahasteeswara temple.

Assam: In Assam, this day is celebrated in the Umananda Temple. Visiting Sibsagar is a major attraction on Shivaratri.

Himachal Pradesh: Bhutnath temple of Himachal Pradesh is known for its grand celebration of Shivaratri. Governor of Himachal Pradesh initiates Shobha Yatra on the day of Shivaratri. People of the state celebrate the occasion on a large scale for a grand period of eight days.

Jammu and Kashmir: In India, Kashmir is the only place where Shivaratri is considered the major celebration of the year. With immense faith Kashmiri people participate in the celebrations. Here, Shivaratri is observed for a total of 21 days and rituals followed are highly different from the ones followed in other states. The ritual begins with filling two Kalash with walnuts and water. These Kalash represent Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Soaked walnuts are taken out on the third day to be distributed in the form of Prasad.

Madhya Pradesh: Following the customs of the state, devotees take holy bath in the Sagar tank situated at Khajuraho. However, biggest celebrations are seen in Bundelkhand and in Matangeshwar temple.

On the grand festival of Shivaratri, please Lord Shiva by chanting Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Shivaratri Celebrations Outside India

Mauritius: Mauritius observes Shivaratri celebrations for three consecutive days. Devotees visit the holy lake ‘Grand Bassin’ and make food sacrifices. Also, they store the holy water in vessels.

Nepal: Pashupatinath temple of Kathmandu witness devotees from different parts of Nepal on the occasion of Shivaratri. After taking holy bath, fast is commenced by the devotees.

Masik Shivaratri Fast Merits

It is believed that observing fast on the day of Shivaratri helps the devotees to get control over evils like jealousy, anger, and lust. Spending the day in worshiping Lord Shiva and performing rituals after every three hours abolishes all the sins and mistakes.

Customs Of Masik Shivaratri Fast

Whether it’s Maha Shivratri fast or Masik Shivaratri fast, both are equally important for every devotee of Lord Shiva. As a tradition, devotees who are highly devoted to Lord Shiva observe very strict fast on this day. They take bath in the water boiled with til seeds (sesame seeds). It is believed that bathing with this water washes away the bodily impurities. After wearing clean clothes, Lord Shiva’s temple is visited to perform the rituals of the day. To invoke Lord’s blessings, Aarti is performed, Bhajans are sung and incense sticks are lighted. Shivaratri fast is continued through the day and night by continuously chanting the Mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. The fast is broken on the next morning after consuming Prasad.

According to Shiva Purana, one who observes this fast with pure devotion, love and sincerity, attains the divine grace of Lord Shiva. While observing Shivaratri fast, some devotees take fruits, nuts and milk; on the other hand, some devotees do not consume even a single drop of water.

6 Must Have Puja Materials

  1. Bael (Aegle Marmelos) Leaves: Bael leaves symbolize purification of the soul.
  2. Paan Patta (Betel Leaves): Betel leaves signifies satisfaction with earthly pleasures.
  3. Dhoop (Incense): Lighting incense sticks helps in attainment of wealth.
  4. Rice & Fruits: Offering rice and fruits to the Lord ensures longevity and fulfillment of wishes.
  5. Sindoor (Vermilion): Applying sindoor on the linga after bathing represents purity.
  6. Diya (Lamp): for the attainment of knowledge.

Famous Shiva Temples

  1. Mallikarjun Temple (Andhra Pradesh)
  2. Rameshwaram Temple (Tamil Nadu)
  3. Vishwanath Temple (Varanasi)
  4. Somnath Temple (Gujarat)
  5. Omkareshwar Temple (Madhya Pradesh)
  6. Trimbakeshwar Temple (Maharashtra)
  7. Kedarnath Temple (Himalayas)

With this Masik Shivratri 2016 article, we have tried to provide you all the days and dates of Masik Shivaratri 2016. Worship Lord Shiva the right way and enlighten your mind and knowledge.

प्रदोष व्रत का महत्व (Pradosha vrata and Vidhi)

by ACHARYA SHASHIKANT on DECEMBER 27, 2008 · 110 COMMENTS

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प्रदोष व्रत (Pradosha vrata) कलियुग में अति मंगलकारी और शिव कृपा प्रदान करने वाला है। स्त्री अथवा पुरूष जो भी अपना कल्याण चाहते हों यह व्रत रख सकते हैं। प्रदोष व्रत  (Pradosha vrata) को करने से हर प्रकार का दोष मिट जाता है। सप्ताह के सातों दिन के प्रदोष व्रत का अपना विशेष महत्व है

  • Pradosha vrata on Sunday – रविवार के दिन प्रदोष व्रत आप रखते हैं तो सदा नीरोग रहेंगे
  • Pradosha vrata on Monday – सोमवार के दिन व्रत करने से आपकी इच्छा फलित होती है (Pradosha vrata on Monday)।
  • Pradosha vrata on Tuesday – मंगलवार को प्रदोष व्रत रखने से रोग से मुक्ति मिलती है और आप स्वस्थ रहते हैं।
  • Pradosha vrata on Wednesday – बुधवार के दिन इस व्रत का पालन करने से सभी प्रकार की कामना सिद्ध होती है।
  • Pradosha vrata on Thursday – बृहस्पतिवार के व्रत से शत्रु का नाश होता है।
  • Pradosha vrata on Friday – शुक्र प्रदोष व्रत से सभाग्य की वृद्धि होती है।
  • Pradosha vrata on Saturday – शनि प्रदोष व्रत से पुत्र की प्राप्ति होती है।

इस व्रत के महात्म्य को गंगा के तट पर किसी समय वेदों के ज्ञाता और भगवान के भक्त श्री सूत जी ने सनकादि ऋषियों को सुनाया था। सूत जी ने कहा है कि कलियुग में जब मनुष्य धर्म के आचरण से हटकर अधर्म की राह पर जा रहा होगा, हर तरफ अन्याय और अनचार का बोलबाला होगा। मानव अपने कर्तव्य से विमुख हो कर नीच कर्म में संलग्न होगा उस समय प्रदोष व्रत ऐसा व्रत होगा जो मानव को शिव की कृपा का पात्र बनाएगा और नीच गति से मुक्त होकर मनुष्य उत्तम लोक को प्राप्त होगा।

सूत जी ने सनकादि ऋषियों को यह भी कहा कि प्रदोष व्रत से पुण्य से कलियुग में मनुष्य के सभी प्रकार के कष्ट और पाप नष्ट हो जाएंगे। यह व्रत अति कल्याणकारी है, इस व्रत के प्रभाव से मनुष्य को अभीष्ट की प्राप्ति होगी। इस व्रत में अलग अलग दिन के प्रदोष व्रत से क्या लाभ मिलता है यह भी सूत जी ने बताया। सूत जी ने सनकादि ऋषियों को बताया कि इस व्रत के महात्मय को सर्वप्रथम भगवान शंकर ने माता सती को सुनाया था। मुझे यही कथा और महात्मय महर्षि वेदव्यास जी ने सुनाया और यह उत्तम व्रत महात्म्य मैने आपको सुनाया है।

प्रदोष व्रत विधान (Pradosha Vrat Vidhi)

सूत जी ने कहा है प्रत्येक पक्ष की त्रयोदशी के व्रत को प्रदोष व्रत कहते हैं। सूर्यास्त के पश्चात रात्रि के आने से पूर्व का समय प्रदोष काल कहलाता है। इस व्रत में महादेव भोले शंकर की पूजा की जाती है। इस व्रत में व्रती को निर्जल रहकर व्रत रखना होता है। प्रात: काल स्नान करके भगवान शिव की बेल पत्र, गंगाजल, अक्षत, धूप, दीप सहित पूजा करें। संध्या काल में पुन: स्नान करके इसी प्रकार से शिव जी की पूजा करना चाहिए। इस प्रकार प्रदोष व्रत करने से व्रती को पुण्य मिलता है।

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Pradosha Puja Time
07 January (Thursday) Pradosh Vrat (K) 17:35 to 20:20
21 January (Thursday) Pradosh Vrat (S) 17:46 to 20:28
06 February (Saturday) Shani Pradosh Vrat (K) 17:59 to 20:37
20 February (Saturday) Shani Pradosh Vrat (S) 18:10 to 20:44
06 March (Sunday) Pradosh Vrat (K) 18:20 to 20:49
20 March (Sunday) Pradosh Vrat (S) 18:28 to 20:52
05 April (Tuesday) Bhauma Pradosh Vrat (K) 18:37 to 20:55
19 April (Tuesday) Bhauma Pradosh Vrat (S) 18:45 to 20:59
04 May (Wednesday) Pradosh Vrat (K) 18:54 to 21:03
19 May (Thursday) Pradosh Vrat (S) 19:03 to 21:08
02 June (Thursday) Pradosh Vrat (K) 19:10 to 21:14
17 June (Friday) Pradosh Vrat (S) 19:16 to 21:19
02 July (Saturday) Shani Pradosh Vrat (K) 19:18 to 21:21
17 July (Sunday) Pradosh Vrat (S) 19:15 to 21:20
31 July (Sunday) Pradosh Vrat (K) 19:08 to 21:16
15 August (Monday) Soma Pradosh Vrat (S) 18:56 to 21:07
29 August (Monday) Soma Pradosh Vrat (K) 18:41 to 20:57
14 September (Wednesday) Pradosh Vrat (S) 18:23 to 20:44
28 September (Wednesday) Pradosh Vrat (K) 18:06 to 20:32
13 October (Thursday) Pradosh Vrat (S) 19:15 to 20:20
27 October (Thursday) Pradosh Vrat (K) 17:35 to 20:11
12 November (Saturday) Shani Pradosh Vrat (S) 17:24 to 20:05
26 November (Saturday) Shani Pradosh Vrat (K) 17:20 to 20:03
11 December (Sunday) Pradosh Vrat (S) 17:20 to 20:06
26 December (Monday) Soma Pradosh Vrat (K) 17:27 to 20:13
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