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Description : Maha Shivaratri is one of the most significant festivals among Hindus. Maha Shivaratri is also known as Shivratri or Great night of Lord Shiva. It is believed that on this day Lord Shiva was married to Goddess Parvati. People celebrate the festival by worshipping Lord Shiva and by observing a day long fast.
Also Called : Great night of Lord Shiva, Shivratri
Significance : Wedding day of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
Deity(s) : Lord Shiva
Key Rituals : Shiva Puja
Mythological Figures : Goddess Parvati

2016 Maha Shivaratri date : March 07 (Monday)
2017 Maha Shivaratri date : February 24 (Friday)
2018 Maha Shivaratri date : February 13 (Tuesday)
2019 Maha Shivaratri date : March 04 (Monday)

Hindu Calendar Date :
Purnimanta - Chaturdashi Tithi of Phalguna month (Krishna Paksha)
Amanta - Chaturdashi Tithi of Magha month (Krishna Paksha)

2018 Maha Shivaratri Muhurat :
Chennai - 23:58 to 24:47+
Kolkata - 23:25 to 24:15+
Gurgaon - 24:09+ to 25:01+
Hyderabad - 24:05+ to 24:55+
Bengaluru - 24:08+ to 24:58+
Ahmedabad - 24:28+ to 25:19+
Chandigarh - 24:10+ to 25:02+


Observances :
  • Worshipping Lord Shiva with Bael-Patra
  • Observing day long fasting
  • Chanting holy Mantra Om Namah Shivaya praising Lord Shiva

Devotional Songs :
Aarti - Om Jai Shiva Omkara, Har Har Har Mahadev
Chalisa - Jai Girija Pati Din Dayala
Namavali - Shiva 108 Names
Mantra - Shiva Mantra

Art Work :
Lingam Rangoli, Shivaratri Greetings, Shivaratri Images
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