Shivratri Fasting date and time in 2016

This is the general Shivratri fasting date in 2016 in India followed in most Panchangs and calendars. The same time is followed in United States, Australia, Britain and Canada. Shivratri Fasting in 2016 is from sunrise on March 7, 2016 to sunrise on March 8, 2016.  Puja is from midnight of March 7 to March 8 early morning hours. This year it is highly auspicious as Shivratri falls on Monday or Somvar, which is generally dedicated to Shiva.

It must be noted that Shivratri is observed during the night of Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the 14th day of the waxing phase of moon as per Hindu lunar calendar. 

Chaturdashi Tithi in India is from - 11:33 AM on March 7, 2016 to 9:58 AM on March 8.