Auspicious Hindu festival of Shivratri is dedicated to worship Lord Shiva. Masa Shivratri is observed on the 13th night/14th day of every month and Maha shivaratri in 11th Hindu month of Phalguna or Maagh every year. Devotees will be celebrating the auspicious day by fasting and offering special prayers to Lord Shiva by pouring milk and water (Abhisheka) on the Shiv ling and adorning it with beautiful flowers and bilva patra. Shivratri is not just celebrated in India but also in other regions including Nepal, where Lord Shiva is worshipped. Here i am giving dates of Masa Sivaratri for year 2016. Please note these timings are Indian Standard timings(IST) and there will be slight change based on city you are worshiping. Given timings are helpful for people of Telangana and Andhrapradesh states. These dates and timings are helpful for those who having sivaratri vrat. This year Maha Siva Ratri coming on 24th February, Friday.
|Date||Name/ Month||Puja Time|
|26 January 2017(Thursday)||Masa Shivaratri (Pushya)||24:05+ to 24:49+|
|24 February 2017(Friday)||Maha Shivaratri (Magha)||24:05+ to 24:54+|
|26 March 2017(Sunday)||Masa Shivaratri (Phalguna)||23:57 to 24:45+|
|24 April 2017(Monday)||Masa Shivaratri (Chaitra)||24:04+ to 24:36+|
|24 May 2017(Wednesday)||Masa Shivaratri (Vaishakha)||23:50 to 24:35+|
|22 June 2017(Thursday)||Masa Shivaratri (Jyesta)||23:56 to 24:40+|
|21 July 2017(Friday)||Masa Shivaratri (Ashadha)||24:00+ to 24:44+|
|20 August 2017(Sunday)||Masa Shivaratri (Sravana)||23:56 to 24:42+|
|18 September 2017(Monday)||Masa Shivaratri (Bhadrapada)||23:46 to 24:33+|
|18 October 2017(Wednesday)||Masa Shivaratri (Aswayuja)||23:36 to 24:13+|
|16 November 2017(Thursday)||Masa Shivaratri (Kartika)||23:35 to 24:26+|
|16 December 2017(Saturday)||Masa Shivaratri (Margasira)||23:46 to 24:38+|
|24+ means 12:00 am or 00:00 hours. Ex. Maha sivaratri puja time is given as 24:05+ to 24:54+ that means early hours 00:05 to 00:54 of 25th February, night of 24th February.|
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