Matha Sivarathiri Dates 2014

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Matha Sivarathiri 2014 – 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 2014 details and list given below.

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

Date Day Shivaratri

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 Sivarathiri 2014

Matha Sivarathiri 2014

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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