महा शिवरात्रि MAHA SHIVRATRI ਮਹਾਂ ਸ਼ਿਵਰਾਤਰੀ મહા શિવરાત્રી மகா சிவராத்திரி మహా శివరాత్రి

Programs and Prayers (Partial or Full night) are conducted in all the temples across New Zealand. click here to get list of temples in New Zealand


  • Dwadashi (Baaras / 12th Lunar day) from 2nd Mar 6.35pm (18.35Hrs) to 3rd Mar 9.15pm (21.15Hrs)
  • Trayodashi (Teras / 13th Lunar day) from 3rd Mar 9.16pm (21.16Hrs) to 4th Mar 11.59pm (23.59Hrs / midnight)
  • Chaturdashi (Chaudas / 14th Lunar day) Shiva Ratri day from 5th Mar 12 midnight (00.00Hrs) to 6th Mar 2.37am
  • Amavasya (No moon day) from 6th Mar 2.38am to 7th Mar 05.04am


  • Auckland: Sunrise: 7.09am Sunset: 7.54pm
  • Christchurch: Sunrise: 7.12am Sunset: 8.09pm
  • Dunedin: Sunrise: 7.18am Sunset: 8.19pm
  • Wellington: Sunrise: 7.05am Sunset: 7.58pm


  • First Prahar Puja muhurt starting from local Sunset time: 5th Mar 7.54pm (19:54Hrs) to 5th Mar 10.43pm (22:43Hrs)
  • Second Prahar Puja muhurat : 5th Mar 10.44pm (22.44Hrs)  to 6th Mar 01.33am (01.33 Hrs)
  • Third Prahar Puja muhurtam: 6th Mar 01.33am (01.33Hrs) to 6th Mar 4.23am (04.23Hrs)
  • Fourth Prahar Puja Time: 6th March 4.24am (04.24Hrs) to 6th Mar 7.13am (07.13Hrs)

* Muhurt time may vary +/- one to two minutes as per Sunset calculation. In Northern Hemisphere (India etc), the festival is on 4th Mar.



  • Kurinchi Kumaran Temple Wellington Maha Shivarathri (Shivratri) 10 days festival from 23rd Feb to 4th Mar at Kurinchi Kumaran Temple, 3 Batchelor St, Newlands, Wellington
  • Shri Ram Mandir Auckland Maha Shivratri Prayers, Abhishek, Katha: 2nd Mar to 5th Mar at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick St, Henderson Auckland. Programs: 2nd & 4th Mar: Katha 7.20pm-8.45pm. On 5th Mar evening till 6th Mar morning Pooja & Abhishek: (1) 7.30pm-9pm (2) 10.30pm-12 mid night (3) 1.30am-3am (4) 4am-5.30am. Bhajans between pooja break. Maha Prasad (Feast) served daily.
  • Maha Shivratri at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir on 4th Mar. Temple open full day. Program starts from 7am onwards till 5th Mar morning. Mahaprasad (feast) on 4th Mar 8pm onwards. Address: 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga Auckland
  • Shiv Maha Yagna to celebrate Maha Shiv Ratri, 4th Mar 6pm onwards at Gita Mandir, Bharat Bhawan, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie Wellington.
  • Shivaratri Celebrations on 4th March, 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany North Shore, Auckland, 0632.
  • Ram Krishn Mandir Maha Shivratri Utsav. Shiv Puran Katha from 1st Mar to 5th Mar, 7.30pm onwards followed by arti and maha prasad (feast). On 5th Mar, Katha and Havan followed by arti and maha prasad. at 25 Onslow Ave Papatoetoe Auckland.
  • Ganesh Temple Papakura Sivarathri Festival (Pooja, Abishekam, Prasatham distribution) on 4th Mar, morning 10am to 1pm and 5.45pm to next day morning at Ganesh Temple, 4 Dent Pl, Papakura Auckland.
  • Lord Shiv Maha Shivratri 2019 Pooja from 2nd to 4th Mar, 7.30pm daily at Lord Shiv, 63 Creightons Road, Clevedon New Zealand.
  • Bhartiya Mandir Maha Shivratri programs: Shiv Puran Katha from 1st to 4th Mar at 7.45pm. Maha Rudra Abhishek Pooja and Samuhik Shiv Maha Pooja (Group prayers) on 4th Mar, 8pm onwards. Address: 252-254, Balmoral Road, Mt Albert, Auckland.
  • Radha Krishna Temple Auckland, Maha Shivratri Pooja and Katha. 1st to 3rd March – Twelve Jyotirling Katha in Hindi from 7.30pm to 9pm. Shiv Maha Puja on 5th Mar 8pm to 10pm. On 4th and 5th Mar temples will be open full day. Address: 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland
  • Shree Sanatan Dharam Hanuman Mandir Auckland Maha Shiv Ratri from Sun 3rd Mar to Tue 5th March from 7.30pm. Followed by Prasad & Maha Prasad. Mandir will be open all day on Tuesday 5th March. Address: 14 – 16 Bay Park Place, Beach Heaven, North Shore, Auckland 0626
  • Sri Balaji Temple Maha Shiva Rathri, 4th Mar 6pm to 5th Mar 6am: Kalasa Puja, Homam and Abhishekam at Sri Balaji Temple, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton
  • Maha Shivraatri celebration, 4th Mar, 7pm onwards till 5th morning. Sunday from 7pm. Shiv Katha 3rd March. At Shiv Mandir 43 Holmes Road, Manurewa, Auckland.
  • Maha Shivratri ISSO Auckland on 4th March 2019, Monday. The temple will remain open from 6 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and then from 3.30 to 9.30 p.m. The evening program includes MAHAPUJA from 7.30 to 8.30 followed by falahar. Swaminarayan Temple 10-12 Wentwoth Ave, Papatoetoe, Manukau 2025 Auckland