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Shivterash - शिवतेरश

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There are usually twelve or thirteen Shivaratri in a year that falls on the day of Triyodashi before the full moon. It is considered an auspicious day for Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Maha Shivaratri and Sawan Shivaratri are the most famous one. This festival signifies an immense power of the universe emerged in Lord Shiva.

The devotees visit Lord Shiva Temples and celebrate this festival while chanting Lord Shiva`s Mantra Om Namah Shivaya to gain the blessings and power of Lord Shiva. They keep strict fast, practice yoga and meditation to retain the energy as Lord Shiva. On this day, the devotees worship Lord Shiva by bael leaves to the Shiva Lingam in the temples. It is believed that Shivaratri is a suitable period for women who want a good husband. Women folks worship Goddess Parvati (Gauri) along with Lord Shiva for a happy married life.

Related Name
Maha Shivaratri, Kanvad Yatra, Shivterash, Bola-Upwas, Bholapaas, Trayodashi

शिवतेरश - हिन्दी में भी उपलब्ध

शिवरात्रि साल मे 12/13 बार आने वाला मासिक त्यौहार है, जो पूर्णिमा से एक दिन पहिले त्रियोदशी के दिन आता है।


In the Sanskrit language, the thirteenth day of each month as per the Hindu calendar is known as Trayodashi. It falls for two times during every month of Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha. Among these two, the thirteen day of Krishna Paksha is the most auspicious day for Lord Shiva. It shows the love and attachment in the hearts of people for Lord Shiva. This day is commonly known as Shivterash in an ordinary language. It gives a powerful natural upsurge of energy to the human beings. There is an auspicious water offering (Jal Abhishek) in the temple for the entire day of Shivterash.

Sawan Shivaratri

19 July 2020
Savan Shivratri is also called the closing day of the Kanwar Yatra, during the monsoon month Shraawan (Jul-Aug). Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh & Gangotri in Uttarakhand; Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of Ganges River, Ganga Jal, which is later offered at their local Shiv temples (including Kashi Vishwanath, Baidyanath, Neelkanth and Devghar).

Shivratri is the source of positive energy for the most exhilarating day of Lord Shiva, so the whole day is considered holy and auspicious for watering/Jal Abhishek. While keeping in mind, avoid the union of the two dates for Jal Abhishekam.

Maha Shivaratri

21 February 2020
Maha Shivratri is largely celebrated in all over India by Hindu community. It falls on the new moon in the month of Maagha as per the Hindu calendar. Maha Shivratri is known as a Great Night of Shiva. It is to be believed that Maha Shivaratri was the moment when Lord Shiva performs a beautiful dance it was the night when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married.

Devotees often do fast and offerings are observed in the night to Lingam. Some people avoid all the food items during the fasting practices for the entire day during Maha Shivaratri. While others do restrict fast practices called Phalar. As per this tradition, people offer some items like milk, yoghurt, fruit, almonds, peanuts, cashew and honey on Shivlingam during Maha Shivaratri. It is believed that those who complete these practices along with Jagrana are believed to be blessed with happiness in their life. Fasting and other practices bring a good luck into their lives.

After earth's creation was complete, Parvati asked Lord Shiva which devotees and rituals pleased him the most. The Lord replied that the 14th night of the new moon, in the dark fortnight during the month of Phalgun, is his favorite day. As per Sadhguru, the planetary positions on this night are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in the human system. Devotees, who like yogic sadhana, keeping the body in a vertical position, and not sleeping on all night.

Related Information

Next Dates(Year Around)
Shivterash: 27 September 2019Shivterash: 26 October 2019Shivterash: 24 November 2019Shivterash: 24 December 2019
Futures Dates
Sawan Shivaratri: 19 July 2020Sawan Shivaratri: 6 August 2021Sawan Shivaratri: 26 July 2022Sawan Shivaratri: 15 July 2023
1 Days
Trayodashi of Every Month
Maha Shivaratri: February / March
Sawan Shivaratri: July / August
ॐ नमः शिवायः - Om Namah Shivaya, Bol Bam - बोल बम, Bam Bam - बम बम, Bam Bam Bhole - बम बम भोले, Har Har Mahadev - हर हर महादेव
Favorite day of Lord Shiv, Marriage Anniversary.
Fast, Bhajan/Kirtan, Prayers in Gauri-Shankar Temple, रुद्राभिषेक - Rudrabhishek.
Imp Places
All Jyotirling, Rishikesh, Pashupatinath, Shri Shiv Mandir
Past Dates
Shivterash: 28 August 2019, Sawan Shivaratri: 30 July 2019, Shivterash: 30 Jun 2019, Shivterash: 1 Jun 2019, Shivterash: 2 May 2019, Shivterash: 3 April 2019, Maha Shivaratri: 4 March 2019, Shivterash: 2 February 2019, Shivterash: 3 January 2019, Sawan Shivaratri: 9 August 2018, Maha Shivaratri: 13 February 2018, Sawan Shivaratri: 21 July 2017, Maha Shivaratri: 24 February 2017

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There are usually twelve or thirteen Shivaratri in a year that falls on the day of Triyodashi before the full moon.

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