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Matha Shivaratri 2013 | மாத சிவராத்திரி 2013 | Masik Shivratri 2013 Dates

Matha Shivaratri 2013 | Masik Shivratri 2013

Matha Shivaratri 2013 - 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 2013 dates listed below

Date Day Event
10 January 2013 Thursday Shivaratri
08 February 2013 Friday Shivaratri
10 March 2013 Sunday Maha Shivaratri
08 April 2013 Monday Shivaratri
08 May 2013 Wednesday Shivaratri
06 June 2013 Thursday Shivaratri
06 July 2013 Saturday Shivaratri
05 August 2013 Monday Shivaratri
03 September 2013 Tuesday Shivaratri
03 October 2013 Thursday Shivaratri
01 November 2013 Friday Shivaratri
01 December 2013 Sunday Shivaratri
30 December 2013 Monday Shivaratri
Matha Shivaratri 2013 | மாத சிவராத்திரி 2013 | Masik Shivratri 2013 Dates

Amavasai 2013 / Pournami 2013 / Pradosham 2013 / Karthigai 2013 / Ashtami 2013 / Navami 2013 / Sashti 2013 / Sankatahara Chathurthi 2013 / Thiruvonam 2013 / Matha Sivarathiri 2013 / Ekadhasi 2013 / Chathurthi 2013

About Matha Shivaratri 2013

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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