Shivaratri is great festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Shivaratri Vrat is a powerful and auspicious vrata dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha of each Hindu lunar calendar month is celebrated as Masik Shivaratri while the Chaturdashi Tithi of Magha Month of Hindu Calendar (Followed in South India) / Phalguna Month of Hindu Calendar (Followed in North India) is celebrated as Maha Shivratri.
In both, North Indian and South Indian calendars just the naming convention of lunar month differs. However both, celebrate all Shivaratris including Maha Shivaratri on same day.
According to Indian Mythology, in the midnight of Maha Shivaratri, Lord Shiva was appeared in form of Linga. Shiva Linga was first worshipped by Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. Hence Maha Shivaratri is known as birthday of Lord Shiva and devotees worship Shiva Linga during Shivaratri.
Devotees should keep awake during Shivaratri and perform Shiva Puja during midnight.
New year 2018 is around the corner. If you are devotee of Lord Shiva then i am sure you might be searching for Masik Shivratri 2018 Dates Calendar.
Masik Shivaratri 2018 Dates Calendar :
|15th January 2018||(Monday)||Masik Shivratri|
|13th February 2018||(Tuesday)||Maha Shivratri|
|15th March 2018||(Thursday)||Masik Shivratri|
|14th April 2018||(Saturday)||Masik Shivratri|
|13th May 2018||(Sunday)||Masik Shivratri|
|12th June 2018||(Tuesday)||Masik Shivratri|
|11th July 2018||(Wednesday)||Masik Shivratri|
|09th August 2018||(Thursday)||Masik Shivratri|
|08th September 2018||(Saturday)||Masik Shivratri|
|07th October 2018||(Sunday)||Masik Shivratri|
|05th November 2018||(Monday)||Masik Shivratri|
|05th December 2018||(Wednesday)||Masik Shivratri|
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