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Matha Shivaratri 2011 | மாத சிவராத்திரி 2011 | Masik Shivratri 2011 Dates

Matha Shivaratri 2011 | Masik Shivratri 2011

Matha Shivaratri 2011 - As per Hindu Calendar, Matha Shivaratri is celebrated on the 14th day of each month during the waning moon (Krishna Paksha) half. Matha means ‘monthly’ and Shivaratri means ‘night of Lord Shiva’. The day is observed every month whereas Maha shivratri falls once in a year. Matha Shivaratri 2011 dates listed below.

Date Day Event
02 January 2011 Sunday Shivaratri
01 February 2011 Tuesday Shivaratri
02 March 2011 Wednesday Maha Shivaratri
01 April 2011 Friday Shivaratri
01 May 2011 Sunday Shivaratri
31 May 2011 Tuesday Shivaratri
29 June 2011 Wednesday Shivaratri
29 July 2011 Friday Shivaratri
27 August 2011 Saturday Shivaratri
25 September 2011 Sunday Shivaratri
25 October 2011 Tuesday Shivaratri
23 November 2011 Wednesday Shivaratri
23 December 2011 Friday Shivaratri
Matha Shivaratri 2011 | மாத சிவராத்திரி 2011 | Masik Shivratri 2011 Dates

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About Matha Shivaratri 2011

According to hindus, shivaratri is a festival which helps to ‘overcome darkness’ in life. Shivarathri comes in every lunisolar month of hindu calendar. It falls on 13th night/14th day after pournami. Shivaratri is celebrated at night.

Maha Shivaratri

Shivaratri is closely connected to Lord Shiva. Shivarathri that comes in the month of february/march is very auspicious among other shivarathri and it is called as ‘Maha Shivaratri’. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated as a day of gratitude to Lord Shiva for protecting the world from the deadly poison. Maha Shivaratri is a major festival for hindus. They consider this maha shivarathri as ‘Great night of Shiva’. During the night, Shiva Linga are given holy bath every three hours. Thousands of people across the country, spend this auspicious night in the temple. They undergo fasting, perform poojas, chanting prayers in praise of lord, offering neivedhyam and performs other rituals.

Shivaratri is considered as the night when Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava Nritya’ – the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction. On the night of shivaratri, abisekha (ritual bath to the God) is performed with the panchagavya – milk, sour milk, urine, butter and dung. The festival holds special meaning for the ladies. They pray to Goddess Parvati also called ‘Gaura’, the giver of (‘suhag’ for) good husbands, marital bliss and a long and prosperous married life.

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