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Vaidyanath Jayanti – Badiyanath Jayanthi

Vaidyanath Jayanti is observed in the Phalgun month in calendars followed in North India. Vaidyanath 2018 date is February 13. The day is of great significance in Shiva Temples. The day also coincides annually with the Mahashivratri Vrat. Vaidyanath or Baidyanath is one among the numerous names of Shiva.

It is believed that Shiva appeared as Vaidyanath on the day.

The day is observed on the 14th day of the waning phase of moon, or Chaturdashi day, in Phalgun month. Chaturdashi tithi should be present at midnight for the rituals to be observed.