When is Maha Shivaratri in 2011?
This Year Maha Shivaratri 2011 or Mahashivratri is on 2nd March, Wednesday 2011. Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri or Shivaratri or Sivarathri is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha of the month of Maagha or Phalguna in the Hindu Calendar
"Maha Shivaratri" is the auspicious night of Lord Shiva, which falls on the fourteenth day of the waning moon in the Tamil month of Masi, when the Sun is in the sign of Aquarius, according to the Hindu almanac.
Celebrating the festival of Shivaratri devotees observe day and night fast and perform ritual worship of Shiva Lingam to appease Lord Shiva.