Auspicious Dates of MahaShivratri 2018 and Nag Panchami in 2017

Auspicious Dates of MahaShivratri 2018 and Nag Panchami in 2017

The day of supreme power, MahaShivratri in 2016 is on 7th March. Worshipping Lord Shiva with complete devotion on this auspicious day will shower blessings on you. If you are able to observe fast on this day, then you may expect to get out of the cycle of life and death.

MahaShivratri Puja date 2018

On this auspicious occasion of MahaShivratri, Shakti and Lord Shiva got converged. As per the Hindu calendar, Shivratri Puja takes place every month in the night of Chaturdashi Tithi,, 14th Day. But the Shivratri occurring in the Magha month during the Krishna Paksha of the Hindu calendar is known as MahaShivratri Puja.

Generally, the Chaturdashi Tithi of the dark fortnight of the Magha month will begin at of 13th February 2018 Hence, the devotees can easily take one meal throughout the day of 17th February. Afterwards, as the corresponding night is MahaShivratri, the devotees will be worshipping Shiva Parivar. The fast is to be observed till the dusk of the day.

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Basic Requirements of MahaShivratri Puja

As per the experts, the fast of MahaShivratri must be observed strictly at the concluding stage of Trayodashi but before the commencement of Amavasya. As the Muhurat of this powerful day in worshipping of Lord Shiva before breaking of the fast anytime after sunset is recommended. The six vital things to be incorporated for Shiva Puja on MahaShivratri as per the Purana are:

  • Bael leaves
  • Fruits especially Ber or Datura
  • Vermilion paste
  • Betel leaves
  • Incense sticks
  • Oil lamp

Nag Panchami Puja date 2017

Shukla Paksha Panchami during Sawan month is observed by the name of Nag Panchami. Usually, Nag Panchami is celebrated two days after the Hariyali Teej. But as per the English calendar, Nag Panchami falls in between the month of July and August.  This year 27th of July  2017 will be considered as the day of celebrating Nag Panchami.

On this auspicious occasion, women worship Nag Devta with full devotion. Many offer milk to the snakes on this festive occasion. Ladies consider it to be a holy festival during which they can pray for the wellness of their brothers and other family members from the core of heart. Some prefer going for fast one day prior to Nag Panchami. This day of fasting before the falling of Nag Panchami is known as Nag Chaturthi or Nagul Chavithi.

Nag Chaturthi in Other States of India

In many states, especially in Andhra Pradesh, Nag Chaturthi is observed just after Diwali and Coincides with six long days of festivity of Soora Samharam in Tamil Nadu. In Gujarat, Nag Panchami is observed 15 days after than that of most other states. As per the new moon calendar followed in Gujarat, Nag Panchami falls during Krishn Paksha of Shravan month.

Nag Panchami is most popularly known as Nag Pancham in Gujarat and is usually observed before three days of Shree Krishna Janmashthami. Here, Bola Choth is celebrated one day before Nag Pancham day. In this festive occasion cattles especially cows are worshipped in a religious manner.

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Mar, 23 2017 08:48 pm