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Beginning Saturday, February 25, 2017

Festival starts at sunset and continues all night

The “Night of Shiva” is celebrated on the day before the new moon in late February or early March, when the moon is furthest from Earth, a time to worship God the Absolute. An all-night puja begins at sunset with chanting in praise of Lord Shiva. There are five periods of worship, each followed by prasad.


Learn Shiva Ratri Prayers

Find Shiva stories here

Learn about the Shiva Linga

Om Namah Shivaya

Meaning of Shiva Ratri

Legend of Shiva Ratri

Narmada Shiva Lingams


SHIVARATRI 2016


SHIVARATRI 2015

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