Maha Shivaratri is one of the most admired festivals of Lord Shiva when devotees thank the reservoir of power Lord Shiva for the strength and courage that he has bestowed upon all these years. People celebrate this day with extreme joy and devotion remembering the life of Lord Shiva. People around the country keep fast on this day to show their respect and gratitude to the Devo Ke Dev Mahadev. Every Year the way Puja is done and fasting has been done has changed. This festival particularly holds importance for women across the country as it is believed that revering Lord Shiva. To show their sincerity and devotion many keep fast without taking even a drop of water and some keep fast with eating fruits.
The festival is observed on new moon’s 14th day in the month of February or March and the day is moonless. In 2017 it is falling on 24th of February. Every Year the Muhurat and timing of Puja is different as described by astrologers. Here is the auspicious Muhurat for Maha Shivaratri in 2017:
Puja Time: 24:08+ to 24:59+
Duration: 50 Mins
On 25th, Maha Shivaratri
Parana Time: 06:54 to 15:24