Masik Shivaratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि) is the very auspicious festival dedicated to specially Lord Shiva. This is one type of monthly Shivaratri which is coming in Chaturdashi during Krishna Paksha so we can called its as Maha Shivaratri as well. There are four main Shivaratri mentioned in the Skanda Purana, first one is called Nitya Shivaratri showed in daily OR every night.
The second is called Masa Shivaratri which are coming on every month on Chaturdas in the Krishna Paksha. Third one is called Maga Shivaratri and considred for a period of thirteen days in the Hindu month of Maga and the last fourth is called main Maha Shivaratri and observed on Chaturdasi (14th day) of the Krishna Paksha (Maga month).
According to mythology, In th day of the Masik Shivaratri, Lord showed in the form of Shivling at the midnight. Shivalinga was first worshipped by Lord Vishnu, Brahma Ji. One who observes the vrat of Monthly Masik Shivaratri all wishes are fulfilled, even Devotees get happiness, peace and prosperous life by worshiping Shiva and Mata Parvati.
Devotees can doing fasting for full day and worship Lord Shiva. Here we are updated list of monthly Masik Shivaratri for the year 2023 with vrat katha, puja vidhi and tithi with start and end timings.
Masik Shivaratri Vrat Dates 2023 with Start and End Puja Timings
|Dates and Days||Puja Time (Start-End)|
January 20, 2023, Friday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 12:05 AM to 12:59 AM, Jan 21|
February 18, 2023, Saturday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 12:09 AM to 01:00 AM, Feb 19|
March 20, 2023, Monday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 12:04 AM to 12:52 AM, Mar 21|
April 18, 2023, Tuesday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 11:58 PM to 12:42 AM, Apr 19|
May 17, 2023, Wednesday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 11:57 PM to 12:38 AM, May 18|
June 16, 2023, Friday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 12:02 AM to 12:42 AM, Jun 17|
July 15, 2023, Saturday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 12:07 AM to 12:48 AM, Jul 16|
August 14, 2023, Monday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 12:04 AM to 12:47 AM, Aug 15|
September 13, 2023, Wednesday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 11:54 PM to 12:40 AM, Sep 14|
October 12, 2023, Thursday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 11:43 PM to 12:33 AM, Oct 13|
November 11, 2023, Saturday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 11:39 PM to 12:32 AM, Nov 12|
December 11, 2023, Monday
|Shivaratri Puja Time : 11:47 PM to 12:42 AM, Dec 12|
Masik Shivaratri Vrat Puja Vidhi (मासिक शिवरात्रि पूजा विधि)
- Get up early in the morning, take bath and wear new clothes.
- Wear Rudraksha shiva mala and take “vibuthi” on it.
- Light a lamp in the temple and take a vow of fasting.
- Visit nearest Lord Shiva madir and worship Shiva Linga with water, milk, honey and other auspicious substances.
- Then after Masik Shivaratri puja ask forgiveness for sins and pray to seek His blessings.
- Put pink and white lotus garland on Shiva Linga also apply haldi and kumkum and lighting of incense sticks.
- Offer sandalwood (चंदन), belpatra (बेलपत्र), cannabis (भांग) and datura (धतूरा) on Shivling.
- Worship Goddess Parvati, Ganesha, Kartikeya and Nandi along with Lord Shiva.
- Speak Shiva chant and perform bhajans and aartis.
- Do fast for full day as well as night.
- Dont forget to add special prasadam in which you can put fruits.
- The recitation of Shiv Chalisa is auspicious.
Masik Shivratri Vrat Katha in Hindi PDF (मासिक शिवरात्रि व्रत कथा)
Significance of Masik Shivratri (मासिक शिवरात्रि व्रत का महत्व)
Masik Shivratri is the favorite day of Lord Shiva, and if you worship Bholenath with a sincere heart, all your wishes are fulfilled, according to Shiva Purana. On this day the problems of a person get removed by worshiping and doing fasting. At the same time, by observing this vrat for unmarried girls, they get the desired husband. Worshiping the monthly Masik Shivratri fast brings happiness and prosperity in the life.
Masik Shivratri Vrat Puja Samagri List (मासिक शिवरात्रि व्रत पूजा सामग्री)
- Pure desi ghee (शुद्ध देसी घी)
- Five kinds of fruit (पांच फल)
- Panchmewa (फूल पंचमेवा)
- Rolly or Molly (रोली या मौली)
- Cotton (रूई)
- Sweets (मिष्ठान)
- BelPatra (बेलपत्र)
- Dhatura (धतूरा)
- Cannabis (भांग)
- Cow’s milk (गाय का दूध)
- Yogurt (दही)
- Honey (शहद)
- Sandalwood (चंदन)
- Gangajal water (गंगाजल जल)
- Incense (धूप)
- Deep (दीप)
- Capoor (कपूर)
- Naivedhya (नैवेद्य)
- Aam Manjari (आम्र मंजरी)
- Tulsi Dal (तुलसी दल)
- Red Chunari (लाल चुनरी)
- Material of makeup of Shiva and mother Parvati (शिव व मां पार्वती की श्रृंगार की सामग्री)