Matha Sivarathiri Dates 2011

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Matha Sivarathiri 2011 – As per Hindu Calendar, Matha Shivratri is celebrated on the 14th day of each month during the waning moon (Krishna Paksha) half. maths means ‘monthly’ and Shivaratri means ‘night of Lord Shiva’. The day is observed every month whereas Mahashivratri falls once in a year. Month wise Matha Shivratri 2011 details and list given below.

Matha Sivarathiri 2011 / Amavasai 2011 / Pournami 2011 / Pradosham 2011 / Karthigai 2011 / Ashtami 2011 / Navami 2011 / Sashti 2011 / Sankatahara Chathurthi 2011 / Thiruvonam 2011 / Ekadhasi 2011 / Chathurthi 2011

Date Day Shivaratri

02 January 2011

Sunday

Shivaratri

01 February 2011

Tuesday

Shivaratri

02 March 2011

Wednesday

Maha Shivaratri

01 April 2011

Friday

Shivaratri

01 May 2011

Sunday

Shivaratri

31 May 2011

Tuesday

Shivaratri

29 June 2011

Wednesday

Shivaratri

29 July 2011

Friday

Shivaratri

27 August 2011

Saturday

Shivaratri

25 September 2011

Sunday

Shivaratri

25 October 2011

Tuesday

Shivaratri

23 November 2011

Wednesday

Shivaratri

23 December 2011

Friday

Shivaratri

Matha Sivarathiri 2011

Matha Sivarathiri 2011

Matha Shivaratri 2011

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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