Masik Shivratri January 2022: The Shivaratri vrat, devoted to Lord Shiva, is a highly powerful and prosperous day. Hindu devotees believe Shivaratri to be one such festival that cleanses the spirit, mind, and body.
According to the Hindu calendar, it occurs every month on the Thrayodashi tithi of Krishna Paksha, just prior to the new moon.
Masik Shivaratri 2022: Puja Date and Muhurat
Masik Shivratri January 2022 Date: January 30, Sunday.
Tithi Begins: 05:28 PM, Jan 30.
Tithi Ends: 02:18 PM, Jan 31.
Puja Time: January 31, 12:13 am – January 31, 1:05 am.
Masik Shivaratri 2022: Puja Vidhi and Mantras
Light a candle and set it on your home’s altar. Perform Dhyana (meditation). Repeat ‘OM Namah Shivaya’ as many times as you can. Devotees should start the puja by executing the Abhishek of the Shiva Lingam or Lord Shiva’s statue.
The Abhishek should be prepared in the following order: water, Gangajal, milk, honey, ghee, curd, water. Softly dab the idol with a clean towel. Offer the idol with a new piece of clean cloth. Apply the chandan and serve the Janeu. Light a stick of incense. Following that, present the Bilva leaves, datura, and fruits, etc.
Offer Naivedhya, coconut, fruits, paan, supari, and Dakshina. Shiva Mantras should be chanted. Finish the puja by chanting the Shiva Aarti and bowing with lighted camphor. To obtain the deity’s blessings, perform Pushpanjali (give flowers) and bow before him.
Masik Shivaratri 2022: Rituals
The Shivratri Vrat observer wakes up early in the morning, takes bath and wears new clothes.
Wearing a Rudraksha mala and applying vibhuti is important part of the ritual.
The vrat observer visits a Shiv Temple on this day and performs ritualistic bath of the Shiv Ling with water, milk, honey and other auspicious substances.
After the bath ritual, turmeric and kumkum is applied on the Shiv Ling. This apart, a pink and white lotus garland is offered to the deity.
Lighting of incense sticks and ringing the temple bells is also a part of the worshipping.
The devotees should observe the fast throughout the day and chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ mantra while staying awake during night.
Prasad in the form of fruits is offered to Lord Shiva on this occasion.
The fast is broken on the next day by consuming the prasad.