Mahashivratri 2024: Date, Muhurata, Significance, and Mantra

Observed on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in the Hindu month of Phalguna, Mahashivratri falls in February or March as per Gregorian calendar. It is believed that on this night, Lord Shiva performed the heavenly Tandava dance. Devotees observe fast and spend the night worshipping Shiva Lingam while chanting powerful Shiva Mantras to appease the deity.