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2018 Masik Shivaratri Vrat dates for Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


2018 Shivaratri Dates

15 days
Masik Shivaratri
Phalguna, Krishna Chaturdashi
Fairfield, United States
February 2023
2018 Masik Shivaratri Vrat Dates
[2074 - 2075] Vikrama Samvata
Masik Shivaratri
January 14, 2018, Sunday
00 Hours 58 Mins
Magha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 04:01 PM, Jan 14
Ends - 06:41 PM, Jan 15
Maha Shivaratri
February 13, 2018, Tuesday
00 Hours 54 Mins
Phalguna, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 12:05 PM, Feb 13
Ends - 02:17 PM, Feb 14
Masik Shivaratri
March 15, 2018, Thursday
00 Hours 48 Mins
Chaitra, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 07:49 AM, Mar 15
Ends - 08:48 AM, Mar 16
Masik Shivaratri
April 13, 2018, Friday
00 Hours 43 Mins
Vaishakha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 11:42 PM, Apr 13
Ends - 11:08 PM, Apr 14
Masik Shivaratri
May 13, 2018, Sunday
00 Hours 38 Mins
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 12:16 PM, May 13
Ends - 10:17 AM, May 14
Adhika Masik Shivaratri
June 11, 2018, Monday
00 Hours 36 Mins
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 10:04 PM, Jun 11
Ends - 07:04 PM, Jun 12
Masik Shivaratri
July 11, 2018, Wednesday
00 Hours 36 Mins
Ashadha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 06:04 AM, Jul 11
Ends - 02:32 AM, Jul 12
Sawan Shivaratri
August 9, 2018, Thursday
00 Hours 40 Mins
Shravana, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 01:15 PM, Aug 09
Ends - 09:38 AM, Aug 10
Masik Shivaratri
September 7, 2018, Friday
00 Hours 45 Mins
Bhadrapada, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 08:29 PM, Sep 07
Ends - 05:12 PM, Sep 08
Masik Shivaratri
October 7, 2018, Sunday
00 Hours 50 Mins
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 04:33 AM, Oct 07
Ends - 02:02 AM, Oct 08
Masik Shivaratri
November 5, 2018, Monday
00 Hours 55 Mins
Kartika, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 01:17 PM, Nov 05
Ends - 11:57 AM, Nov 06
Masik Shivaratri
December 5, 2018, Wednesday
00 Hours 59 Mins
Margashirsha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 01:33 AM, Dec 05
Ends - 01:42 AM, Dec 06

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.

2018 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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