Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually, the name also means when Lord Shiva performs the heavenly dance.it is an important Hindu festival that is celebrated in remembrance of overcoming darkness and ignorance. As per the North Indian calendar, it is observed in Phalguna and according to the South Indian calendar, it is observed on Chaturdashi Tithi on Krishna Paksha.
In Kashmir, Maha Shivratri is also known as the Har-Ratri or Herath by Shiva devotees. Maha Shivratri also means the great night of shiva, which is celebrated on the 13th night and the 14th day of the Phalguna, in February or March.
Legend Behind Shivratri
There are many legends behind the celebration of Shivaratri, according to one legend in Shaivism, this is the night when Shiva performs the heavenly dance for creation and destruction. According to another legend, this is the auspicious night when Shiva and Parvati got married. Ardent devotees also performed fast and rituals to get over their past sins.
Shivratri Date 2022
There is a minute difference between Shivratri and Maha Shivratri- Shivratri occurs every month on the 14th day of the lunar calendar whereas Maha Shivratri is the great night of Shiva. So this way, there are 12 Shivratri in a calendar year that is before the new moon.
Sawan Shivratri will start on July 26, Tuesday 2022. Hindu devotees who follow Shaivism, keep a whole day fasting and worship every Monday to seek his blessings. The whole month is dedicated to the divine Shiva and Parvati.
All Mondays are considered very important for fasting. Many ardent followers of Lord shiva keep 16 days of fasting and all Tuesdays of this month are dedicated to the goddess Parvati. Women observe fasting on all Tuesdays and this is known as Mangal Gauri vrat.
Shivratri in 2022 Date- 1 March 2022
What to do on Shivratri Vrat?
On the Monday of Sawan Shivratri, ardent followers of wake up in the Brahma Muhurta and take bath. After that, they collect bael Patra, datura, fruits and flowers, and raw milk for pooja.
After that, akshat Chandan, bael Patra, raw milk, fruits, and flowers are offered to the deity. Women also offered Sringaar items to the consort of Lord Shiva. The bull Nandi is also worshipped.
The staunch lovers of Lord Shiva keep a long day fast and abstain from drinking, non-veg, and one can have fresh fruits and water.
What can we eat on Shivaratri Vrats?
One can eat fresh fruits, vegetables, meals made with sabudana (tapioca), and sendha namak, milk, and milk products during fasting. It is very necessary to avoid drinking non-veg, food made with garlic, salt, or onions.
Shivratri Quotes 2022
We are sharing some Shivratri quotes so that the worshippers and staunch lovers of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati can follow these and can send these quotes to their friends and relatives for a veneration day.
We have provided you with some beautiful images of Lord Shiva, Nandi bull, and Goddess Parvati to celebrate this auspicious day and revere Lord Shiva in their own way to seek his blessings.
Happy Shivratri Wishes
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All, About- Pradosh Vrat
In this article, we discussed everything about Shivratri 2022 such as the date of celebration, things to do on Shivratri, the food you should eat and avoid, along with the Shivratri images and quotes that you can share with your friends and relatives and celebrate this day of Lord Shiv.