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Shivratri date in Australia in 2011

Shivratri is the night of Hindu God Shiva and the most important day dedicated to Siva in a Hindu lunar calendar. In Australia and New Zealand, Shivratri is marked on March 3, 2011. In India and most other regions it is on March 2.
In Australia and New Zealand, Shivratri is on March 3 because the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi here ends after midnight on March 3, 2011.
In India and other regions Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi during midnight falls on March 2.
In Australia, 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.
This is the time followed by Hindu Temples in Australia.
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