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Matha Shivaratri 2014 | மாத சிவராத்திரி 2014 | Masik Shivratri 2014 Dates

Matha Shivaratri 2014 | Masik Shivratri 2014

Matha Shivaratri 2014 - 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 2014 dates listed below

Date Day Event
29 January 2014 Wednesday Shivaratri
27 February 2014 Thursday Maha Shivaratri
29 March 2014 Saturday Shivaratri
27 April 2014 Sunday Shivaratri
26 May 2014 Monday Shivaratri
25 June 2014 Wednesday Shivaratri
25 July 2014 Friday Shivaratri
23 August 2014 Saturday Shivaratri
22 September 2014 Monday Shivaratri
22 October 2014 Wednesday Shivaratri
20 November 2014 Thursday Shivaratri
20 December 2014 Saturday Shivaratri
Matha Shivaratri 2014 | மாத சிவராத்திரி 2014 | Masik Shivratri 2014 Dates

Amavasai 2014 / Pournami 2014 / Pradosham 2014 / Karthigai 2014 / Ashtami 2014 / Navami 2014 / Sashti 2014 / Sankatahara Chathurthi 2014 / Thiruvonam 2014 / Matha Sivarathiri 2014 / Ekadhasi 2014 / Chathurthi 2014

About Matha Shivaratri 2014

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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