🔱Masik Shivaratri - मासिक शिवरात्रि

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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

मासिक शिवरात्रि 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.

Maha Shivaratri

11 March 2021
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.

Sawan Shivaratri

6 August 2021
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.

Related Information

Futures Dates
Maha Shivaratri: 11 March 2021Sawan Shivaratri: 6 August 2021Maha Shivaratri: 1 March 2022Sawan Shivaratri: 26 July 2022Maha Shivaratri: 18 February 2023Sawan Shivaratri: 15 July 2023
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Krishna Trayodashi
Ends Tithi
Krishna Trayodashi
Trayodashi of Every Month Maha; Shivaratri: February / March; Sawan Shivaratri: July / August
Om Namah Shivaya, Bol Bam, Bam Bam , Bam Bam Bhole, Har Har Mahadev
Favorite day of Lord Shiv, Marriage Anniversary.
Fast, Bhajan/Kirtan, Prayers in Gauri-Shankar Temple, Rudrabhishek.
Imp Places
All Jyotirling, Rishikesh, Pashupatinath, Shri Shiv Mandir
Past Dates
13 November 2020, 15 October 2020, 15 September 2020, 17 August 2020, Sawan Shivaratri: 19 July 2020, 19 June 2020, 20 May 2020, 20 April 2020, 22 March 2020, Maha Shivaratri: 21 February 2020, 22 January 2020, Sawan Shivaratri: 30 July 2019, Maha Shivaratri: 4 March 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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