Mahashivratri 2024: Fasting Rules on Mahashivratri

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1. Begin the day by waking up early and taking a holy bath before commencing any puja rituals. 2. Ensure the cleanliness of the house, especially the puja room where Lord Shiva is placed.

3. Refrain from consuming salt on Mahashivratri. 4. Embrace a sattvik lifestyle, avoiding tamasik activities like eating meat, onions, garlic, engaging in gambling, fighting, or using abusive language.

5. It is considered inauspicious to cut hair and nails on Mahashivratri. 6. Dedicate time to meditation during the Mahashivratri festival.

7. Mantra chanting is essential on this auspicious day to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. 8. Perform Jalabhishekam or Rudrabhishekam to appease the Lord.

9. Reading holy books such as Shiv Chalisa is rewarding for those observing the fast. 10. Pregnant women, older individuals, or those who are unwell and unable to fast are advised to consume only vegetarian food prepared with sendha namak or rock salt. After sunset on the Mahashivratri festival, phalahara can be consumed.