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Matha Shivaratri 2015 | மாத சிவராத்திரி 2015 | Masik Shivratri 2015 Dates

Matha Shivaratri 2015 | Masik Shivratri 2015

Matha Shivaratri 2015 - 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 2015 dates listed below

Date Day Event
19 January 2015 Monday Shivaratri
17 February 2015 Tuesday Maha Shivaratri
18 March 2015 Wednesday Shivaratri
17 April 2015 Friday Shivaratri
16 May 2015 Saturday Shivaratri
14 June 2015 Sunday Shivaratri
14 July 2015 Tuesday Shivaratri
12 August 2015 Wednesday Shivaratri
11 September 2015 Friday Shivaratri
11 October 2015 Sunday Shivaratri
09 November 2015 Monday Shivaratri
09 December 2015 Wednesday Shivaratri
Matha Shivaratri 2015 | மாத சிவராத்திரி 2015 | Masik Shivratri 2015 Dates

Amavasai 2015 / Pournami 2015 / Pradosham 2015 / Karthigai 2015 / Ashtami 2015 / Navami 2015 / Sashti 2015 / Sankatahara Chathurthi 2015 / Thiruvonam 2015 / Matha Sivarathiri 2015 / Ekadhasi 2015 / Chathurthi 2015

About Matha Shivaratri 2015

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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