Masa Shivaratri (Monthly Shivratri) is a highly meritorious day to observe Shiva Puja. In August 2014, Masa Shivaratri date is August 23, Saturday.
Monthly Shivaratri falls on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi, a day prior to Amavasya or No Moon.
This Masa Shivaratri falls in Bhadrapada Month in North Indian Hindi calendars, Shravan Month in Amavasyant calendars of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
It falls in Avani masam of Tamil calendars, Chingam Month in Malayalam calendar and Bhadra Month in Bengali Panjika.
Panchangam, Masa Shivaratri – 23 August 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:25 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:57
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)29:10 Chandrastama (Moonset)17:25
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Trayodashi – 14:48
Nakshatra Pushya – 24:01*
Yoga Vyatipata – 11:53
Karana Vishti – 28:01*
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 09:33 – 11:07
Gulika Kalam: 06:25 – 07:59
Yama Gandam: 14:15 – 15:49
Hindi Month (North Indian calendar) – Bhadrapad Month, Telugu Month – Shravana Masam, Kannada Month – Shravana Masa, Marathi Month – Shravan Maas, Gujarati Month – Sawan Maas, Tamil Month – Avani Masam, Malayalam Month – Chingam Masam, Bengali Month – Bhadra Month.
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka
Amrita Kalam 16:50 – 18:38
Abhijit: 12:16 – 13:06
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 07:15 – 08:05