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2020 Masik Shivaratri Vrat dates for Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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2020 Shivaratri Dates

Chaturdashi
16 days
Masik Shivaratri
Margashirsha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Ashburn, United States
12
December 2020
Saturday
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2020 Masik Shivaratri Vrat Dates
[2076 - 2077] Vikrama Samvata
Masik Shivaratri
January 22, 2020, Wednesday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 56 Mins
Magha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 03:18 PM, Jan 22
Ends - 03:47 PM, Jan 23
Maha Shivaratri
February 21, 2020, Friday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 52 Mins
Phalguna, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 06:50 AM, Feb 21
Ends - 08:32 AM, Feb 22
Masik Shivaratri
March 22, 2020, Sunday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 47 Mins
Chaitra, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 12:37 AM, Mar 22
Ends - 03:00 AM, Mar 23
Masik Shivaratri
April 20, 2020, Monday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 42 Mins
Vaishakha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 05:41 PM, Apr 20
Ends - 08:07 PM, Apr 21
Masik Shivaratri
May 20, 2020, Wednesday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 38 Mins
Jyeshtha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 10:12 AM, May 20
Ends - 12:05 PM, May 21
Masik Shivaratri
June 19, 2020, Friday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 36 Mins
Ashadha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 01:31 AM, Jun 19
Ends - 02:22 AM, Jun 20
Sawan Shivaratri
July 18, 2020, Saturday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 38 Mins
Shravana, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 03:11 PM, Jul 18
Ends - 02:40 PM, Jul 19
Masik Shivaratri
August 17, 2020, Monday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 16 Mins
Bhadrapada, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 03:05 AM, Aug 17
Ends - 01:09 AM, Aug 18
Masik Shivaratri
September 15, 2020, Tuesday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 46 Mins
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 01:30 PM, Sep 15
Ends - 10:26 AM, Sep 16
Adhika Masik Shivaratri
October 14, 2020, Wednesday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 51 Mins
Ashwina, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 11:03 PM, Oct 14
Ends - 07:22 PM, Oct 15
Masik Shivaratri
November 13, 2020, Friday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 56 Mins
Kartika, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 07:29 AM, Nov 13
Ends - 03:47 AM, Nov 14
Masik Shivaratri
December 12, 2020, Saturday
Chaturdashi
00 Hours 58 Mins
Margashirsha, Krishna Chaturdashi
Begins - 05:22 PM, Dec 12
Ends - 02:14 PM, Dec 13

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Ashburn, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2020 Masik Shivaratri

Masik Shivaratri Dates

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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