Shivaratri Upvaas | Why observe Fasting on Mahashivaratri?

Fasting in the auspicious day of Shivaratri would be done by the devotees towards seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva. Throughout India, many devotees observe the Shivaratri fast. They used to visit the Shiva temples and worship the Shivalinga and perform abhishekham and deeparadhana to the holy god. They wound meditate and observe fast throughout […]

Maha Shivaratri, A day of being awake for Hindus

Every year in the month of February or March as per the Georgian calendar or on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha or Phalguna month of the Hindu traditional calendar, Maha Shivratri is one of the foremost and important Hindu festivals. It is grandly celebrated in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is to be […]

Maha Shivratri Puja Muhurat 2021 | Shivaratri Puja Time 2021

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Maha Shivratri or Shivaratri is the most revered night dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shivalinga puja is highly meritorious ritual during Shivratri. In 2021, Maha Shivaratri is on March 11 night for South India and North India. Nishita Kala is the most perfect time to observe Shiva Pooja. On MahaShivaratri 2021 (11 March 2021), Mahalingodbhava kala […]

Shivaratri Jatara at Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple

Shivaratri is a major festival at Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara Swamy temple in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. In 2021, Shivaratri date is March 11 and the Shivratri Jathara will be celebrated on March 10, March 11 and March 12. Shivaratri Jatara or a fair is celebrated here in this temple for 3 days, starting on the […]

Herath 2021 (Shivaratri Festival) of Kashmiri Pandits

Herath (Shivaratri) is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Kashmiri Pundits on Trayodashi or the thirteenth of the dark half of the Phalguna month (February–March) and not on chaturdashi or the fourteenth as in the rest of the country. In 2021, Herath date is March 11. The reason for it is that this […]

Ujjain Mahakal Temple MahaShivaratri 2021 Live Online

Ujjain Mahakal Mandir is one of the Jyotirling Temples and the second busiest Shiva Temple after Varanasi Vishwanath Mandir. Mahashivaratri is one of the most celebrated festivals in Ujjain Mahakal Mandir. In 2021, Mahashivratri date is March 11. You can watch Ujjain Mahakal Mandir MahaShivratri celebrations live online… Mahakaleshwar Navratri is an important festival of […]

Palivela Uma Koppeswara Swamy Kalyanotsavam on Maha Shivaratri

Palivela Temple’s Uma Koppeswara Swamy Kalyanotsavam is celebrated on Maha Shivaratri every year. The kalyana Mahotsavam of the Lord Sri Uma Koppeswara Swamy takes place on the day of Mahasivarathri (Maga Bahula Ekadasi Day) every year in kalyana mandapam which was renovated by ‘Raja Raja Narendra’ in 11th century. People from far and wide come […]

Mahakaleshwar Navratri in Ujjain Jyotirlinga Temple (Navratri during MahaShivaratri)

Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingam

Mahakaleshwar Navratri is an important festival of 9-nights celebrated in Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple (Jyotirlinga Temple), Madhya Pradesh. It is celebrated during Maha Shivaratri festival. In 2020, Mahakaleshwar Navratri begins on February 13 and ends on February 21 (Mahashivratri day). Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the most famous Shiva Temples and is one of the Dwadasha […]

Maha Shivaratri Sand Sculpture 2019

Lord Shiva’s Sand Sculpture for Mahashivaratri 2019.. On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival 2019, Tarani Prasad Mishra, a sand sculptor and artist based in Andhra Pradesh, made Saikata Shivalingam on the occasion of Shivaratri. Shivaratri date is March 4, 2019. At the bank of Vamsadhara River near L N Peta in Srikakulam district of […]

Why should a devotee visit Lord Shiva Temple?

Shiva is one of the most prominent Hindu deities and known as “Destroyer” among Trimurti. The temples of Shiva can be found every city of India. Kashi, the most sacred city of India is said to be the favourite of Shiva. Prominently Shiva is worshipped as in the form of Lingam (phallus) rather than his […]

‘Maha Shivarathri Yatra’ procession will cover 7 km in South Africa for ‘Universal Peace’

“Maha Shivarathri Yatra” procession, directed at “Universal Peace”, will cover about seven kilometers on February 19 in Lenasia, a part of City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, in South Africa. Organized by Hindu Coordinating Council, this annual “Maha Shivarathri Yatra” will include many floats. Starting with a hawan at six am from Saiva Sithantha Sungum Mandir, […]

Why should devotees be awake during Shivaratri

Why should devotees be awake during Shivaratri? Is there any particular reason for us to be awake on Mahashivaratri night? Many devotees of Shiva perceive the Maha-Shrivarathi Festival, followed by rituals with honesty and affection. Throughout the day, the Lord Shiva devotees refrain from consuming food and they break their fast in the early morning, […]

Maha Shivaratri Puja in PDF, E-book (Shivaratri Puja Vidhi in PDF)


Maha Shivaratri is an important festival dedicated to Lord Shiva, observed on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Falgun Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and in Magha Month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars. In 2016, Shivaratri date is March 7, Monday. The procedure of Maha Shivaratri Puja is given here in PDF […]

AOL Shivaratri 2017 in Bangalore, Art of Living Maha Shivratri Celebrations

AOL, Art of Living Center of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, is celebrating Shivaratri in Bangalore this time. Maha Shivaratri is the most auspicious time for Shivlinga puja. In 2017, AOL Shivaratri celebrations will be held from February 24 to February 25. As per the official website of Art of Living International Center, Bangalore Maha Shivratri […]

What is Mahashivaratri, Why is Shivratri celebrated, Importance of Shivaratri

In the Puranas many stories and legends explain the origin and significance of the festival Maha Shivaratri. As per one legend, during the period of churning the ocean 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 […]

Maha Shivaratri, a day of deliverance

Maha sivaratri is a day of deliverance to every one, as Lord Siva sheds His grace one every one who when accidentally or unintentionally listens to his “Sankirthan” (extolling his glory). Contemplation on this fountain of grace on one of the Holy Trinity in the Hindu Pantheon, is fruitful as the worshipper will enjoy longevity, success and […]

Shivaratri 2015 | Maha Shivaratri 2015


Shivratri (Maha Shivaratri) is a major festival for Lord Shiva Puja. In 2015, Maha Shivratri date is February 17, Tuesday. It falls on Masa Shivaratri day in February 2015. Shivaratri corresponds to Falgun Krishna Chaudas in North Indian calendar, and Magha Shukla Chaturdashi in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. Special pujas are performed in Kashi […]