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.
|Wednesday||January 26 2022||Republic Day|
|Tuesday||March 01 2022||Maha Shivaratri|
|Friday||March 18 2022||Holi|
|Thursday||April 14 2022||Mahavir Jayanti|
|Friday||April 15 2022||Good Friday|
|Tuesday||May 03 2022||Eid-ul-fitar|
|Monday||May 16 2022||Buddha Purnima|
|Sunday||July 10 2022||Eid-ul-adha|
|Monday||August 08 2022||Muharram|
|Monday||August 15 2022||Independence Day|
|Friday||August 19 2022||Janmashtami|
|Sunday||October 02 2022||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Wednesday||October 05 2022||Dussehra|
|Sunday||October 09 2022||Id-e-milad|
|Monday||October 24 2022||Diwali|
|Tuesday||November 08 2022||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|Sunday||December 25 2022||Christmas|