Shivratri 2023 Date and Time

Shivratri 2023 Date and Time is on March 1st

Shivratri, also spelt as Shivaratri, is an important Hindu festival celebrated annually in honor of the god Shiva. One of the most significant Hindu festivals, Shivaratri is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day of dark fortnight in the month of Maagha (February-March) according to Lunar calendar and marks the culmination of 10 days fasting and abstinence.

Shivratri 2023 Date in India Calendar

This article will help readers quickly find Shivratri 2022 date in India Calendar with its significance

Importance of Shiva: Find out how you can please Shiva and pray for his blessings

Shiva is one of the most important gods in Hindu mythology, being the destroyer of evil. The story goes that he drank an entire ocean to help just one man find his way out of it. 

Don't let his benevolence fool you though- Shiva is said to be the god of good but also destruction.

Known as one who can contain anger, Shiva will communicate his intention with surety-in either peace or battle. Although he does not demand worship, choosing instead to dwell in peace, there are many ways to please him and ask for his blessings for strength- not least through fasting and meditation on 'Om', the sacred sound seen as exposing us to its all-encompassing nature


Shivratri 2022 Date and Time

Puja Vidhi: Learn to perform a puja for Shiva and seeking his blessing

Puja Vidhi primarily describes the act of performing puja for Lord Shiva to seek his blessings. It mainly advocates the rituals that are performed for Lord Shiva on following day of Maha Shivratri. 

As long as ten days of fast is followed by Jyestha or Shukla Panchami (6th day after Maha Shivratri), Lord Shiva would bless anyone who performs the puja with multi-fruits, large cattle, grains and cereals grains in their house.


This year, Shivratri will be held on February 21. The date is fixed subject to observation of Amavasya and Purnima since they can affect the accuracy of the given information.

Shivratri is one of the most holy Hindu festival celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy by people around the world. 

It falls in month of Falgun (Feb-March). But what about its date and time? Read this article to calculate Shivratri 2022 Date and Time.


Shivratri 2022 Date

What is Shivratri?

It is the greatest Hindu festival of the year. Every year, this celebration lasts for two days: Laawli and Maha Saptami. Shivratri time and date changes every year and it falls on a different day too. On this occasion, people usually put oil lamps in their homes.

Why do we celebrate Shivratri?

Shivratri or Mahashivaratri is a very ancient, Hindu religious festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. Shivratri is observed mainly in India and other countries with large Hindu populations. 

But it is popular as such all over the world as well with Hindus who immigrate to countries like UK, US, Canada and others!

How do you Celebrate Shivratri?

Hindu’s celebrate Shivratri according to the Indian calendar. Shivaratri is a very important day in their religion.

 During this celebration, it is customary to carry out spiritual activities like worshiping of idols, performing special pujas at temples, reciting mantras and singing bhajans. The festival also includes fasting during the day and eating primarily at night.

Importance of Shiva's Dance (Nritya) on Shivratri

There is a lot that one can do in preparation for Shivaratri, like fasting and praying. It is believed that worshipping the god gives you food for your soul in this world, while fasting purifies your entire system, thus looking after your physical aspects too. 

Some people believe Shiva's dance itself makes all hunger disappear. Whatever Shiva does on this day causes total dissolution of sins. People trade worldly pleasures for spiritual happiness on Shivaratri day - it brings complete fulfilment to our being. 

One last aspect of Shivaratri worth remembering is the significance of Shiva's Nritya or Dance. Though not implicitly mentioned in hymns, there are references to this particular type of dance in scriptures. 

'Wisdom resides in the dance; invisible Saraswati dwells there; what greater fortune can I desire?' This implies that the physical process of dancing (even towards ignorance) leads us to contact with higher energies and knowledge of self.

 Around midnight of the day before Shivaratri or Lagan (the day Shiva is believed to have performed his cosmic dance, and it is hallowed as Nataraj's Dance), we hear special songs authored by saints and other devotees. 

These songs are called Gana (Hindu scriptures) and each has a different form.

 Of these many forms, the Kathakali can be easily identified due to its claim for the divine Trinity - Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar.

Rituals like Lamps ( Deepalakshmi puja )

Sit back and enjoy the holy ritual with family and friends. This is one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar - an important festival in India with a long tradition going back centuries. 

On this day, the moon is said to be shining down on Lakshmi, an incarnation of Goddess Saraswati, who symbolizes prosperity and happiness.