When is Masik Shivratri: Masik Shivratri will be celebrated on this day.
Masik Shivratri 2023: Shivaratri has special significance in Hinduism. Lord Shiva is worshiped on Shivaratri. Masik Shivratri means the Shivaratri which is celebrated every month. According to the Hindu calendar, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were married on the chaturdashi day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Phalguna. Since then, Mahashivratri is celebrated every year in the month of Phalgun and devotees celebrate Masik Shivaratri on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha every month. On the day of Shivaratri, devotees keep a fast for Bholenath and Mata Parvati. Those who are not getting married are advised to keep a fast of Shivaratri. Apart from this, girls also observe a fast of Shivaratri to get a good groom. The month of December is Margashirsha month. Know when the fast of Margashirsha Shivaratri will be kept in this Margashirsha month.
Monthly Vrat List: There are many fasts and festivals falling in the month of December, see the complete list here
When is Masik Shivratri? Monthly Shivaratri Date
According to the Hindu calendar, the chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha in the month of Margashirsha is on December 11, Saturday. The Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha will start at 11.7 am on December 10 and will end at 12.6 am on Sunday, December 24. Keeping in mind the udya tithi, the fast of Masik Shivaratri (Masik Shivratri Vrat) will be observed on December 11.
Many special yogas are being made on this day. This time on Masik Shivaratri, rare Sukarma Yoga and Sarvarth Siddhi Yoga are being created. It is believed that by worshiping in this yoga, devotees have special blessings of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati.Menstrual Shivaratri Puja Vidhi
To worship on Masik Shivaratri, a resolution is taken to fast after bathing in the morning. After taking the vow of fasting, devotees offer arghya to The Sun God and meditate on Lord Shiva. Shivaratri is usually worshiped by visiting the temple. In the puja, bhang, white colored flowers, madar flowers, dhatura and akshat etc. are offered. The Shivalinga is anointed with Panchamrit and belpatra is also offered. After the puja, aarti is performed and wishes are sought.
(Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on common assumptions and information.