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2016 Masik Shivaratri Vrat dates for Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


2016 Shivaratri Dates

27 days
Masik Shivaratri
Kartika, Krishna Chaturdashi
Fairfield, United States
October 2022
2016 Masik Shivaratri Vrat Dates
[2072 - 2073] Vikrama Samvata
Masik Shivaratri
January 7, 2016, Thursday
00 Hours 59 Mins
Pausha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 09:44 PM, Jan 07
Ends - 09:24 PM, Jan 08
Masik Shivaratri
February 6, 2016, Saturday
00 Hours 55 Mins
Magha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 01:33 PM, Feb 06
Ends - 11:50 AM, Feb 07
Maha Shivaratri
March 7, 2016, Monday
00 Hours 25 Mins
Phalguna, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 02:51 AM, Mar 07
Ends - 12:04 AM, Mar 08
Masik Shivaratri
April 5, 2016, Tuesday
00 Hours 44 Mins
Chaitra, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 02:34 PM, Apr 05
Ends - 11:07 AM, Apr 06
Masik Shivaratri
May 4, 2016, Wednesday
00 Hours 39 Mins
Vaishakha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 10:59 PM, May 04
Ends - 07:17 PM, May 05
Masik Shivaratri
June 3, 2016, Friday
00 Hours 36 Mins
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 05:46 AM, Jun 03
Ends - 02:20 AM, Jun 04
Masik Shivaratri
July 2, 2016, Saturday
00 Hours 36 Mins
Ashadha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 12:03 PM, Jul 02
Ends - 09:23 AM, Jul 03
Sawan Shivaratri
July 31, 2016, Sunday
00 Hours 39 Mins
Shravana, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 07:12 PM, Jul 31
Ends - 05:45 PM, Aug 01
Masik Shivaratri
August 30, 2016, Tuesday
00 Hours 43 Mins
Bhadrapada, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 04:33 AM, Aug 30
Ends - 04:33 AM, Aug 31
Masik Shivaratri
September 28, 2016, Wednesday
00 Hours 49 Mins
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 05:02 PM, Sep 28
Ends - 06:26 PM, Sep 29
Masik Shivaratri
October 28, 2016, Friday
00 Hours 54 Mins
Kartika, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 08:51 AM, Oct 28
Ends - 11:10 AM, Oct 29
Masik Shivaratri
November 27, 2016, Sunday
00 Hours 58 Mins
Margashirsha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 02:17 AM, Nov 27
Ends - 04:51 AM, Nov 28
Masik Shivaratri
December 26, 2016, Monday
00 Hours 59 Mins
Pausha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 10:00 PM, Dec 26
Ends - 12:06 AM, Dec 28

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Fairfield, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2016 Masik Shivaratri

Masik Shivaratri Dates

Shivaratri is great festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Each month, Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha is known as Masik Shivaratri.

Masik Shivaratri in month of Magha is known as Maha Shivaratri according to Amavasyant School. However according to Purnimant School Masik Shivaratri in month of Phalguna is known as Maha Shivaratri. In both schools it is naming convention of lunar month which differs. However both, Purnimant and Amavasyant Schools, celebrate all Shivaratris including Maha Shivaratri on same day.

According to Indian Mythology, in the midnight of Maha Shivaratri, Lord Shiva was appeared in form of Linga. Shiva Linga was first worshipped by Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. Hence Maha Shivaratri is known as birthday of Lord Shiva and devotees worship Shiva Linga during Shivaratri. Shivaratri Vrat is popular since ancient time. In Hindu Puranas we get references of Shivaratri Vrat. According to scriptures even Goddess Lakshmi, Indrani, Saraswati, Gayatri, Savitri, Sita, Parvati, Rati observed Shivaratri fast.

Devotees, who want to observe Masik Shivaratri Vrat, can start it from Maha Shivaratri day and continue it for a year. It is believed that impossible and difficult task can be fulfilled by observing Masik Shivaratri Vrats by the grace of Lord Shiva. Devotees should keep awake during Shivaratri and perform Shiva Puja during midnight. Unmarried women observe this fast to get married and married women observe this fast to maintain peace and tranquility in their married life.

Masik Shivaratri when falls on Tuesday becomes highly auspicious. Shivaratri Pujan is suggested during midnight which is known as Nishita Kaal and prevails for two Ghati. DrikPanchang.com lists Nishita Kaal Muhurta to perform Shiva Pujan for all Shivaratri fasts.

Lord Shiva is also known as Bholenath due to his gullible nature.

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