Maha Shivratri 2024: Puja Tithi, Fasting Rules and Parna Time

Maha Shivratri 2024 Date, Puja Tithi

Shivratri or Maha Shivratri is one of the most revered festivals in Hindu Religion. This annual festival is dedicated to Lord Mahadev, the destroyer and regenerator in the Trimurti – the Hindu trinity. As per the Hindu Lunar Calendar, Maha Shivratri Vrat falls on the 14th day of Magh or Falgun. The festival is celebrated in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and other countries. This year, Shivratri will be celebrated on March 8, 2024.

In this article, we are going to share details about Shivratri Tithi, the fasting rules, and Parana Time for those who are going to observe fast on the day of Mahashivratri.

Maha Shivratri 2024 Date and Tithi

According to the Hindu Lunar Calendar, this year Shivratri going to be observed on Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Falgun. The Chaturdashi Tithi will start on March 8, 2024, at 10:27 PM and it will end on Mar 09, 2024, in the evening at 06:47 PM.

If you are going to observe fast on Shivratri, you must need to know the Date and Time of Puja Tithi. Because there are different rules and mantras in the four Prahar. You can get detailed information in the following table;

Chaturdashi Tithi

  • Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – 10:27 PM on Mar 08, 2024
  • Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – 06:47 PM on Mar 09, 2024

Puja Time for Each Prahar:

  • Ratri First Prahar Puja Time – 06:05 PM to 09:07 PM
  • Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time – 09:07 PM to 12:09 AM, Mar 09
  • Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time – 12:09 AM to 03:11 AM, Mar 09
  • Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 03:11 AM to 06:13 AM, Mar 09

Read More: Shivratri Puja Rules for Each Prahar

What is the Right Time to Keep Fast?

As you can see, the Chaturdashi Tithi will start at 10:27 PM on March 8 and continue till 06:47 PM on March 9, 2024, so this is a very long time to keep fast. So, what is the right time to keep fast on Maha Shivratri? A large number of people who have the plan to observe fast, want to know the right time.

Every Devotee can keep fast on March 8, 2024. But, those who keep fast on Ekadashi Tithi for Lord Krishna, they can change the date. They can keep fast on the next day, which means March 9, 2024. However, the devotees of Lord Shiva can do it on March 8, 2024.

Maha Shivratri 2024 Parna Time

Those who keep fast on various Puja like Ekadashi, Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja, or Laxmi Puja, they all know that the fast needs to break according to the Tithi. Devotes break the fast by doing Parana. So, everyone must need to know about the Shivratri 2024 Parna Time who going to keep fast on the Chaturdashi Tithi.

According to Drikpanchang Date, Devotes need to break the Shivratri fast between 06:13 AM to 03:07 PM on March 9, 2024, by doing Parna.

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When is Shivratri in 2024?

According to the Hindu Calendar, Shivrtari going to celebrate on March 8, 2024.

When will begin the Chaturdashi Tithi?

The Tithi will start on March 8 at 10:27 PM.

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