Mahashivratri Vrat 2024: Do not consume these things on the day of Mahashivratri, otherwise Mahadev will get angry!


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The festival of Mahashivratri has special significance for us. Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day. On this auspicious day, devotees observe a fast to please Lord Bholenath. However, those observing fast on Mahashivratri should keep some important things in mind, because a small mistake can make the fast incomplete. It is believed that true and unwavering devotion during the worship of Lord Shiva fulfils every wish. If you are also fasting on Mahashivratri, then it is important to know what should be eaten and what not during the fast.

According to the Panchang, the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month will start at 09:57 pm on March 8, 2024, and will end at 06:17 pm on March 9, 2024. Mahashivratri puja is performed during Nishita Kaal, which will last only 51 minutes this year, starting from 12:05 am on March 8, 2024, till 12:56 am. Therefore, Mahashivratri fast and puja will be performed. On March 8, 2024, which falls on Friday.


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What to eat during the fast:

According to Pandit Rajendra Tiwari, those observing fast on Mahashivratri can consume fruits like apples, bananas, oranges and pomegranates. These fruits provide energy and help in keeping the stomach full. Additionally, fasting persons can include grains like coriander, cumin and fennel in their diet.

Special Drink:

People fasting during Mahashivratri can enjoy Thandai, which not only quenches hunger but also cools the body. Thandai is often distributed as Prasad among the devotees of Lord Shiva. Additionally, people can prepare thandai with their favourite fruits.


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These are the things you can eat during the fast:

Buckwheat (buckwheat) flour is allowed during the fast, and one can prepare dishes like halwa, puri or paratha for consumption. It helps prevent weakness during fasting. Dry fruits like cashews, raisins, almonds and makhana can also be consumed during Mahashivratri fast.

Do not consume these things during Mahashivratri.

Those fasting during Mahashivratri should avoid consuming garlic and onion. Also, white salt is not consumed on this day.

During Mahashivratri fast, grains like rice, wheat, barley, millet and maize are avoided. Legumes like peanuts, gram, kidney beans and peas are also not eaten.

During Mahashivratri fast, meat in any form is strictly avoided and use of oil and salt is also prohibited.

Alcohol is also avoided on the day of Mahashivratri.