Monthly Shivratri Dates in 2016 – Shivaratri Days in a Month for Shivratri Vrat in 2016



Masa Shivaratri, or Mas Shivratri, falls on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi of each traditional Hindu lunar month. Below are the monthly dates of Shivratri in 2016. ‘Krishna Paksha’ is the dark fortnight of a lunar month. It is the 14th day after full moon (Purnima) or more easy calculation one or one day before Amavasi. Shiva devotees observe the day with vrat, special prayers and pujas. Some devotees also keep vigil all night as in Mahashivratri.

(Please note that in some regions Masa Shivaratri might start a day early and overlap into the next day).

Shivratri dates in 2016 based on Indian Standard Time (IST)


January 8, 2016 – Shivratri
February 7, 2016 – Shivaratri (Feb 6 in western parts of India)
March 7, 2016 – Mahashivratri
April 5, 2016 – Shivaratri
May 5, 2016 – Shivratri
June 3, 2016 – Shivaratri
July 2, 2016 – Shivratri
August 1, 2016 – Shivaratri (Shravan Shivratri in North India).
August 30, 2016 – Shivaratri
September 29, 2016 – Shivratri
October 28, 2016 – Shivaratri
November 27, 2016 – Shivratri
December 27, 2016 – Shivaratri