Shivratri is the night of Hindu God Shiva and the most important day dedicated to Siva in a Hindu lunar calendar. In
Australia and , Shivratri is marked on March 3, 2011. In New Zealand and most other regions it is on March 2. India
In Australia and New Zealand, Shivratri is on March 3 because the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi here ends after midnight on March 3, 2011.
and other regions Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi during midnight falls on March 2. India
, Shivratri fasting (vrat) is from March 3 sunrise to March 4 sunrise. All pujas are held during the night of March 3 to early hours of March 4, 2011. Australia
This is the time followed by Hindu Temples in
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