Monday, February 9, 2015

Shivaratri 2015

When is Shivaratri?

Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on the day when the chaturdashi (14th lunar day) of the krishna paksha (dark fortnight) in the amanta lunar month of magha (purnimanta lunar month of phalguna) overlaps a period called nishita kala (one of divisions of the night that overlaps midnight).

In 2015, the correct date for observing Maha Shivaratri is:

Tuesday February 17 - in all time zones in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and Eastern and Central time zones in North America.

Monday February 16 - in Mountain time zone of North America and westward (Pacific time zone, Alaska, Hawaii).

Aum Namah Shivaya.

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