Mahesh Navami 2024: What is Mahesh Navami? Know it’s Date, Time and Significance

The holy festival of Mahesh Navami holds great significance for devotees of Lord Shiva and particularly for the Maheshwari community. So, what is Mahesh Navami and what is its significance? Let us find out when Mahesh Navami is falling in 2024 and when will be the auspicious time for worship on this day.
Mahesh Navami 2024, know its date, story and significance

Mahesh Navami 2024, know its date, story and significance

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Mahesh Navami 2024
For the devotees of Lord Shiva, the day of Mahesh Navami holds great significance. It is believed that worshiping Lord Shiva on the day of Mahesh Navami brings you success in every sphere of life.
The Maheshwari community is named after Lord Shiva and therefore, Mahesh Navami has great significance for the Maheshwari community. However, all the devotees of Lord Shiva can worship Mahadev on this day to please him and receive his blessings. Let us find out when Mahesh Navami will be celebrated in 2024 and also the auspicious time for worship on this day.
Mahesh Navami 2024 Date and Puja Muhurta
The festival of Mahesh Navami is celebrated every year on the Navami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month. This date is falling on 15th June in 2024. The Navami Tithi of Shukla Paksha will start at 12:05 pm on the night of 14th and this date will prevail till 2:34 am on the night of 15th. During this time, the auspicious time for worship will be from 7:08 am to 8:53 am on 15th June. Worshiping Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati in the auspicious time is believed to be very beneficial and it brings in a number of blessings.
Method of worship
There is a tradition of worshipping Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva on the day of Mahesh Navami. On this day, one should wake up early in the morning and after taking a bath and meditating, one should wear clean clothes.
After this, sandalwood, flowers, Gangajal etc. should be offered to Lord Shiva and the worship should be started. While worshipping one should recite the Shiv Chalisa. Along with this, you also get benefits by chanting the Shiva mantras. At the end of the worship, you should do the Aarti of Lord Shiva. After the completion of the worship, one should distribute the prasad to those present there. People who observe fast on this day should eat fruits and one should not sleep during the day even by mistake. By doing charity on the day of Mahesh Navami, you also get the blessings of Shiva.
Significance of Mahesh Navami
This festival marks the ultimate devotion to Lord Shiva as he as is considered to be the harbinger of happiness and prosperity.
A popular legend about Mahesh Navami says that once several hunters appeared at an ashram and disturbed the serenity and tranquility. The sages got angry with them and cursed them to become stone. Later, the wives of those hunters prayed to Lord Shiva and asked for the solution to get rid of the curse. Lord Shiva agreed to rescue them only if they promise to stop hunting and involve themselves in some other business. The women agreed on the condition and thus all the men were rescued. The salvaged hunters and their kin left hunting and concentrated on business, and they named their community as the Maheshwari community after Lord Mahesh to show their love and devotion towards Shiva. Hence, it is believed that Lord Shiva was the saviour of the ancestors of the Maheshwari community
There is a special belief that women who wish for a child, perform special prayers on this day and Lord Shiva blesses them. A legend has it that King Khandelsen was childless. Hence, he worshipped Lord Shiva with utmost devotion, after which Lord Shiva fulfilled his wish by blessing him with a son named Sujansen.
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