Maha Shivaratri in India in 2022

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When is Maha Shivaratri in 2022?

Maha Shivaratri in 2022 is on the Friday, 21th of Feb (21/02/2022).

Maha Shivaratri or also known as Shivaratri falls on 14th day of Krishna Paksha in the Phagun month of hindu calendar. It is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus. In north India, it is celebrated as the wedding anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Shiva and his wife Parvati both are worshipped with great devotion on this day everywhere in India.

Some people believe that on Maha Shivaratri Lord Shiva drank poison 'Kalakuta' to save the universe & the poison left a dark blue mark on Shiva's throat that is the reason why he is also known as Neelkantha. Some celebrate this day as a day of emergence of Shivalinga. On belief says that on MahaShivratri, lord Shiva performed the divine dance 'Tandava'. In the tandava, Shiva appeared in a 10-armed form with his consort, Devi.

People offer dhatura, milk, bhaang, flowers, etc. to god Shiva and worship him. Devotees observe a fast on this auspicious day. People also take bath in the river Gange in order to purify their soul.

List of Holidays in India in 2022

WednesdayJanuary 26 2022Republic Day
TuesdayMarch 01 2022Maha Shivaratri
FridayMarch 18 2022Holi
ThursdayApril 14 2022Mahavir Jayanti
FridayApril 15 2022Good Friday
TuesdayMay 03 2022Eid-ul-fitar
MondayMay 16 2022Buddha Purnima
SundayJuly 10 2022Eid-ul-adha
MondayAugust 08 2022Muharram
MondayAugust 15 2022Independence Day
FridayAugust 19 2022Janmashtami
SundayOctober 02 2022Gandhi Jayanti
WednesdayOctober 05 2022Dussehra
SundayOctober 09 2022Id-e-milad
MondayOctober 24 2022Diwali
TuesdayNovember 08 2022Guru Nanak Jayanti
SundayDecember 25 2022Christmas