Mahashivratri 2024: How to observe fast, Date and Time

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Mahashivratri festival is going to be celebrated on Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Phalguna i.e., on March 8, 2024. Chaturdashi Tithi will start from March 8, 09:57 PM and it will end on March 9, 06:17 PM in the evening.

There are three types of fast and here we are going to tell you how you can observe fast and seek blessings of Lord Shiva :-

1. Nirjala Vrat: If you plan to observe the Nirjala Fast, remember that no food or water is allowed during the fasting period. The fasting period commences from March 8 (12:00 AM) and concludes on March 9, 2024, at sunrise.

2. Phalahara Vrat: In this type of fasting, devotees can consume tea, water, coffee, coconut water, Lassi, fruit juice, and non-salty dry fruits.

3. Samapta: With this type of fast, one can consume everything mentioned in the Phalahara fast, along with one meal that may include sweets such as rice kheer, makhana kheer, jaggery kheer, soojhi halwa, or any other sweets.