Shivaratri Dates 2020 | Monthly Shivaratri Days | Masik Shivaratri Vrat

Date Day Starting Time Ending Time Shivaratri
23/01/2020 Thursday 01:48 AM, Jan 23 02:17 AM, Jan 24 Masik Shivaratri
21/02/2020 Friday 05:20 PM, Feb 21 07:02 PM, Feb 22 Maha Shivaratri
22/03/2020 Sunday 10:07 AM, Mar 22 12:30 PM, Mar 23 Masik Shivaratri
21/04/2020 Tuesday 03:11 AM, Apr 21 05:37 AM, Apr 22 Masik Shivaratri
20/5/2020 Wednesday 07:42 PM, May 20 09:35 PM, May 21 Masik Shivaratri
19/06/2020 Friday 11:01 AM, Jun 19 11:52 AM, Jun 20 Masik Shivaratri
19/07/2020 Sunday 12:41 AM, Jul 19 12:10 AM, Jul 20 Masik Shivaratri
17/08/2020 Monday 12:35 PM, Aug 17 10:39 AM, Aug 18 Masik Shivaratri
15/09/2020 Tuesday 11:00 PM, Sep 15 07:56 PM, Sep 16 Masik Shivaratri
15/10/2020 Thursday 08:33 AM, Oct 15 04:52 AM, Oct 16 Masik Shivaratri
13/11/2020 Friday 05:59 PM, Nov 13 02:17 PM, Nov 14 Masik Shivaratri
13/12/2020 Sunday 03:52 AM, Dec 13 12:44 AM, Dec 14 Masik Shivaratri

Shivaratri
Masik Shivaratri Shivaratri is great festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Each month, Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha is known as Masik Shivaratri .

Masik Shivaratri in month of Magha is known as Maha Shivaratri according to Amavasyant School. However according to Purnimant School Masik Shivaratri in month of Phalguna is known as Maha Shivaratri. In both schools it is naming convention of lunar month which differs. However both, Purnimant and Amavasyant Schools, celebrate all Shivaratris including Maha Shivaratri on same day.

According to Indian Mythology, in the midnight of Maha Shivaratri, Lord Shiva was appeared in form of Linga. Shiva Linga was first worshipped by Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. Hence Maha Shivaratri is known as birthday of Lord Shiva and devotees worship Shiva Linga during Shivaratri. Shivaratri Vrat is popular since ancient time. In Hindu Puranas we get references of Shivaratri Vrat. According to scriptures even Goddess Lakshmi , Indrani, Saraswati , Gayatri , Savitri, Sita, Parvati, Rati observed Shivaratri fast.

Devotees, who want to observe Masik Shivaratri Vrat, can start it from Maha Shivaratri day and continue it for a year. It is believed that impossible and difficult task can be fulfilled by observing Masik Shivaratri Vrats by the grace of Lord Shiva. Devotees should keep awake during Shivaratri and perform Shiva Puja during midnight. Unmarried women observe this fast to get married and married women observe this fast to maintain peace and tranquility in their married life.

Masik Shivaratri when falls on Tuesday becomes highly auspicious. Shivaratri Pujan is suggested during midnight which is known as Nishita Kaal and prevails for two Ghati. DrikPanchang.com lists Nishita Kaal Muhurta to perform Shiva Pujan for all Shivaratri fasts.

Lord Shiva is also known as Bholenath due to his gullible nature.

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