Shivratri 2023 - When is Maha Shivaratri 2023


Importance of Maha Shivratri

Mahashivratri will be celebrated on Saturday, 18th February, 2023 to Sunday, 19th February, 2023 and this day is a New Year for spiritual seekers. Mahashivratri is the day for nurturing spiritual growth and attainment of material things as well. Shiva is everything, Shiva is everywhere. Praying to him on his special auspicious day results in blessings which translate into prosperity, peace of mind, spiritual enhancement and progress, as per wish of Mahadev.

Lord Shiva is the Principle, and Shivratri is an opportunity to revere this eternal truth - Shivoham – Meaning I am Shiva, I am the Principle, and I am everything. I am the truth, benevolence, eternity, beauty.’ On this night, when the constellations are in a favourable position, it is very auspicious for meditation. In ancient times, people used to say if you cannot meditate consistently, do it at least once a year on the Shivratri night. By doing this you wake the divinity that is within you. When we chant Vedic mantras on this night, these mantras bring a big change in the environment.

Worshiping on Shivratri cleanses your soul, makes your mind pure, increases the positive vibes, and destroys negativity, both within you and outside of yourself.

  • Maha Shivratri is on Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 08:02 PM on February 18, 2023
  • Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 04:18 PM on February 19, 2023
  • First Prahar Puja Time - 06:13 PM to 09:24 PM
  • Second Prahar Puja Time - 09:24 PM to 12:35 AM, February 19
  • Third Prahar Puja Time - 12:35 AM to 03:46 AM, February 19
  • Fourth Prahar Puja Time - 03:46 AM to 06:56 AM, February 19
  • Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 12:09 AM to 01:00 AM, February 19
    Duration - 00 Hours 52 Mins
  • Shivaratri Parana Time - 06:56 AM to 03:24 PM, February 19

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History of Maha Shivratri


Learn about the colorful origin of the Maha Shivratri festival that is steeped in sacred legends.

Dates and Timings

Dates and Timings

Know about the Shivratri dates of upcoming years, till 2040. Also check the shubh puja muhurat for the present year.

HD Wallpapers

HD Wallpapers

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Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards

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About Lord Shiva

About Lord Shiva

Acquaint yourself with Lord Shiva and know the unique position He enjoys in the hierarchy of the Hindu pantheon.

108 Names of Shiva

108 Names of Shiva

These 108 Sanskrit words are names of Lord Shiva and each signify one of His particular attributes.



Know how and when Maha Shivratri is observed and the ways in which Lord Shiva is worshipped on this great night.

Animated Wishes for Shivratri

Animated Wishes

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Maha Shivratri - history, origin, dates, wallpaper, greetings


One of the most religious Hindu festivals, Maha Shivaratri falls on the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight of Phalguna (February- March), and is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, one of the principal Hindu deities. Maha Shivratri is the night when he is said to have performed the Tandava Nritya or the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction. The festival is observed for one day and one night only. Maha Shivratri is universally observed by all pious Hindus with fasting, singing of bhajans, recital of Sanskrit shlokas, offering of prayers, flowers, fruits and food that is specially prepared in honor of the deity and his divine consort, goddess Parvati. In keeping with the mood for the occassion, here we present you with a fabulous section on Maha Shivratri that includes splendid e-cards, wallpapers, recipes, quiz, pictures to color as also well-researched articles on the history of Maha Shivratri, rituals associated with the festival and much much more. Jai Shiv Shambhu!

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