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Shivaratri 2019


Updated: Jan 14, 2019 00:40 AM About | Dates | Shivterash | Sawan Shivaratri | Maha Shivaratri


Upcoming Event: Shivterash: 2 February 2019
There are usually twelve or thirteen Shivaratri in a year that falls on the day of Triyodashi before the full moon.

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
हिन्दी में भी उपलब्ध - शिवरात्रि
शिवरात्रि साल मे 12/13 बार आने वाला मासिक त्योहार है, जो पूर्णिमा से एक दिन पहिले त्रियोदशी के दिन आता है।

Shivterash

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

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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

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Sawan Shivaratri is also called Kanvad Yatra during the monsoon month Shraawan (Jul-Aug). Named after the kanvar, a single pole (usually made of bamboo). Devotees of Lord Shiva, known as Kanvarias or kanvanrathi (काँवाँरथी), to 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).

Kanwar yatra is related to the churning of the ocean of milk in the Hindu Puranas. When Lord Shiva consumed poison during (Churning of the Ocean of Milk) samudra manthan, He started suffering from negative energy of poison. In Treta Yuga Ravana did meditation, He brought holy water of Ganga by using kanwar and poured it on Lord Shivas temple in Puramahadev. Thus releasing Lord Shiva from the negative energy of the poison.

Jal Abhishek Timing?
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

Next Dates(Year Around)
Shivterash: 2 February 2019Maha Shivaratri: 4 March 2019Shivterash: 3 April 2019Shivterash: 2 May 2019Shivterash: 1 Jun 2019Shivterash: 30 Jun 2019Sawan Shivaratri: 30 July 2019Shivterash: 28 August 2019Shivterash: 27 September 2019Shivterash: 26 October 2019Shivterash: 24 November 2019Shivterash: 24 December 2019
Frequency
Monthly
Duration
1 Days
Months
Trayodashi of Every Month
Maha Shivaratri: February / March
Sawan Shivaratri: July / August
Mantra
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
Reason
Favorite day of Lord Shiv, Marriage Anniversary.
Celebrations
Fast, Bhajan/Kirtan, Prayers in Gauri-Shankar Temple, रुद्राभिषेक - Rudrabhishek.
Imp Places
All Jyotirling, Rishikesh, Pashupatinath, Shri Shiv Mandir
Past Dates
Shivterash: 3 January 2019, Shivterash: 5 December 2018, Shivterash: 5 November 2018, Shivterash: 7 October 2018, Shivterash: 7 September 2018, Sawan Shivaratri: 9 August 2018, Maha Shivaratri: 13 February 2018, Sawan Shivaratri: 21 July 2017, Maha Shivaratri: 24 February 2017

Video Gallery

Why Should You Stay Awake All Night This February 13th? The benefits of the natural upsurge of energy on this night.

The Mahashivratri sadhana preparation by Isha Foundation.


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