Shivaratri 2014, Maha Shivratri 2014 date

Shivratri or Maha Shivaratri is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated with gaiety. In 2014, Maha Shivaratri date is February 27, Thursday.

Maha Shivaratri is observed on Krishna Paksha Trayodasi / Chaturdashi in Falgun month as per North Indian calendars and Krishna Trayodasi / Chaturdashi in Magha month as per Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh calendars.

Devotees observe upvas (fasting) and Jagran on Shivratri to get blessings of Lord Shiva.

In the Puranas many kathas (stories and legends) explained the origin and significance of the festival Maha Shivaratri. As per one, during the period of churning the ocean (sagar manthan) by the gods and the demons, a pot of poison (Kaal koot) emerged from the ocean. This sudden incident terrified the dev ganas and asura ganas as the poison was capable of creating mahapralaya (deluge), which can destroy the entire universe.

To save themselves and the universe they went to Lord Shiva for help. For the world’s safer existence and the survival of living beings, Shiva drank the ‘Kaal koot visha (terrible poison). But, instead of swallowing he kept it in his throat. Keeping the deadly poison in his throat made Shivas throat turn blue. Because of this great miracle Shiva is also called Neelakanta, the one who has blue throat.

To commemorate the event of Shiva protecting the world with his miraculous act, we celebrate Maha Shivrathri.

Maha Shivaratri Puja Procedure, Shivratri Pujan Vidhi

Shivaratri Puja Mantras, Stotras or slokas to chant during Mahashivratri Pooja 

Maha Shivaratri 2014 dates in other countries

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Hawaii, USA – 27 February

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in USA – 27 February (PST – Seattle, Vancouver BC, Oregon, California)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Canada – 27 February

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in USA – 27 February (MST – Denver CO)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in USA – 27 February (CST – Chicago)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in USA – 27 February (EST – Atlanta, Detroit)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in USA – 27 February (EST – Boston, Washington)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Trinidad & Tobago – 27 February

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in UK & other countries of Europe – 27 February

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Dubai & other Middle East, Gulf countries – 27 February

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Malaysia - 27 February

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Singapore - 27 February

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Australia – 27 February (WAU – Perth)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Australia – 28 February (SAU – Adelaide)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Australia – 28 February (NT – Darwin)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Australia – 28 February (QUEENSLAND – Brisbane)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Australia – 28 February (NSW – Sydney)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Australia – 28 February (ACT – Canberra)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Australia – 28 February (Victoria – Melbourne)

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in New Zealand – 28 February

Maha Shivaratri 2014 date in Fiji Islands - 28 February

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Maha Shivaratri 2013 date was March 10, Sunday.

132 Comments

  1. Maha Shiv Ratri 2013 is coming on a very auspicious day and you should make the best use of this day by doing puja after 6pm till next day morning. Wish you all advance happy shiva ratri 2013

  2. Which is the best place for Shivaratri in Mumbai. Im new to this place and want to know where there will be good puja on the day of Shiv Ratri 2013. Kindly let me know

  3. Hi Vivek, there is no exact time for shiva ratri 2013, it is for the whole day and night. you can worship shiva the whole day, but if you do jagaran in night it will give more benefit for you

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  5. “O MY GOD” MY GREAT LORD SHIV SANKER JEE
    JAI JAI SHIV SANKER SABKE SAHAYE HAI
    BABA BADRE DAYALO HAI BABA KI BADRE KAREPA HAI
    KALOE KE KAL MAHA KAL HAI
    APNE BHAKET KE SER PER APNA HATH SADA HE RAKHTE HAI
    UNPER KOI KASHTE NAHE ANE DETE HAI
    WO SABKO SAHRA DENE WALE HAI
    HUM SABKE SAHEYE WO BHOLE NATH HAI
    EVERY WISHES HOLY WISHES KO PORA KARNE WALE MERE BHOLE NATH HAI
    JAI JAI SHIV SANKER
    GOD BLESSES ME & ALL

  6. om namah shivai,om namah shivai,om namah shivai
    ricite this with every breath and get place in shiv loak,never you get birth again in this world of sorrows

  7. BHOLAY SHANKAR KE KIRPA APRAM PAR HA.
    UNKE BHAKTE MASTE MOLA HA.
    WO SAB KE PALAN HARTA HA.

  8. Wish everybody in this universe a very very happy and amazing Maha Shiv ratri.OM NAMOHA SHIAVYAH. BHOLAY NATH JI ki saparivar jai ho. Jai maa Parvati Ji ki. Bless MY family,me and show us our way and protect us and love us and give us what we really need.

  9. hai ,

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    Thank you .

  10. BHOLE SHANKAR SABSE BHYANKAR….
    JAI MAHAKAAL………..
    JAI SHIVSHANKAR…..
    JAI BHOLENATH…..

    MERI TARAF SE SABHI NET USE KRNE BALOON KO MAHASHIVRATRI KI HARDIC BADHAIE………..

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  12. Maha shivaratri for 2010 should be followed as per Karana (uthara) agama, 4 main points indicated
    1. shivaratri should be followed in shaura (solar) mash(month)
    2. shivarathri should not followed in shanthra(lunar) month
    3. when sun in kumba rasi and the magha nakshathra associated with full moon that is called magha month
    4.magha krishna paksha chathurtasi night is shivarathri.

    above same concept expressed in Veeragama,sinthiyagama,Bimbagama,prothgeethagama,sooksmagama,peemasamhitha,nirnayasinthu,lingapurana,
    vrathasoodamani. All these books also indicate kumba month.

    Therefore Februari 12th is not fallen in that rules. March 13th is the right day.

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