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Shivarathiri

Discussion in 'Festivals, Functions & Rituals' started by stayblessed, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. stayblessed

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    Hi
    Can you please guide me how to keep shivarathiri fast. I want to fast this year, as this is my first time don't know the exact procedure. From what time till.what time should we not eat and sleep? What are the slokas that need to be chanted? And what are the other things to be observed for this fasting?
     
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    :hello:God bless us all and IL’ites and He blesses with His consort those who think of him throughout out of pure love and social good besides members owing allegiance to a devout community or party of Hindus. He is on top of the world ie The Himalayas. He is in images seen meditating too.
    A comprehensive guide as to how to observe vrad reading idhihas and upwas is available in the link
    Maha Shivratri Fasting Rules | How to do Shivratri Vrat.

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    It is said that Maha Shivaratri marks the anniversary of the cosmic dance performed by Lord Shiva. This year Maha Shivaratri 2020 festival falls on February 21, Friday. Shivratri is celebrated on the 14th day of every month, one day before the new moon.

    According to Drikpanchang, Maha Shivaratri on Friday, February 21, 2020.

    • Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 12:27 AM to 01:17 AM, Feb 22
    • One can fast the whole day from sunrise to sunrise or no food after sunset till next morning sunrise
    • Focused thinking or meditating on lord’s form chanting any Slokas praising the lord Shiva and listen to audio tapes of such songs
    • Some observe moun vrad (Remaining silent or tight lipped) switching off mobile and TV.
    THANKS AND REGARDS.
     
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    Thank you so much sir for the detailed reply
     

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