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Masa Shivaratri – the Shivratri on all the months of a Year

Masa Shivaratri, also known as monthly Shivaratri, is a significant observance for devout followers of Lord Shiva. While Mahashivaratri, celebrated in February or March, is widely recognized and celebrated, Masa Shivaratri holds special significance for those deeply dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva.

Masa Shivaratri occurs on the "Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi" of each lunar month. In Hindu lunar calendar terminology, "Krishna Paksha" refers to the dark fortnight of a lunar month, leading up to the new moon or Amavasya. Therefore, Masa Shivaratri falls on the fourteenth day of the waning phase of the moon in each lunar month.

This means that devotees have the opportunity to observe Shivaratri and pay homage to Lord Shiva every month throughout the year. The observance typically involves fasting, prayers, meditation, and devotional rituals dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that observing Masa Shivaratri with sincerity and devotion can bring spiritual benefits and blessings from Lord Shiva.

The significance of Masa Shivaratri lies in its regularity and the opportunity it provides for devotees to deepen their connection with Lord Shiva on a monthly basis. Each Masa Shivaratri serves as a reminder of the eternal presence and grace of Lord Shiva in the lives of his devotees, allowing them to seek his blessings and guidance in their spiritual journey.

While Maha Shivaratri holds a special place in the hearts of devotees due to its grandeur and significance, Masa Shivaratri offers a more frequent and intimate opportunity for devotees to engage in the worship of Lord Shiva and strengthen their spiritual practice throughout the year.