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Maha Shivratri 2020 Celebration in New Zealand (21st Feb about 8pm onwards)

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Maha Shivratri celebrations, 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

TITHI (Lunar Day):

  • Chaturdashi (Chaudas / 14th Lunar day) tithi: As per Auckland (NZ) time: From 22nd Feb 12.50am to 23rd Feb 2.32am
  • As per Mumbai (India) time: from 21st Feb 5.20pm to 22nd Feb 7.02pm (As per India time Maha Shivaratri is on 21st Feb and as per New Zealand time Maha Shivratri is on 22nd Feb)


  • Auckland: Sunrise: 21st Feb – 6.57am, 22nd Feb 6.58am. Sunset: 21st Feb 8.11pm, 22nd Feb 8.10pm
  • Christchurch: Sunrise: 21st Feb – 6.56am, 22nd Feb 6.57am. Sunset: 21st Feb 8.29pm, 22nd Feb 8.27pm
  • Dunedin: Sunrise: Sunrise: 21st Feb – 7.00am, 22nd Feb 7.02am. Sunset: 21st Feb 8.41pm, 22nd Feb 8.39pm
  • Wellington: Sunrise: Sunrise: 21st Feb – 6.51am, 22nd Feb 6.52am. Sunset: 21st Feb 8.17pm, 22nd Feb 8.15pm


  • First Prahar Puja muhurt starting from local Sunset time: 21st Feb 8.11pm (20:11Hrs) to 5th Mar 10.53pm (22:53Hrs)
  • Second Prahar Puja muhurat : 21st Feb 10.53pm (22.53Hrs)  to 22nd Feb 01.34am (01.34 Hrs)
  • Third Prahar Puja muhurtam: 22nd Feb 01.34am (01.34Hrs) to 22nd Feb 4.18am (04.18Hrs)
  • Fourth Prahar Puja Time: 22nd Feb 4.18am (04.18Hrs) to 22nd Feb 7.00am (07.00Hrs)

* Muhurt time may vary +/- one to two minutes as per Sunset calculation. In Northern Hemisphere (India etc), the festival is on 21 Feb



  • Shivratri 2020 at Lord Shiv, 19th Feb midnight to 21st Feb 12.55. Shivaratri Pooja 19-21 February Starting at 7.30 every evening
    Everyone is invited. At Lord Shiv, 63 creightons road, Clevedon, New Zealand 2582
  • Samuhik puja (Group prayers) and Mahaprasad (Feast) at Bhartiya Mandir Temple, 252-254 Balmoral Road, Mt albert Sandringham Auckland
  • Maha Shivratri pooja, abhishek and feast, from 20th Feb to 22nd Feb at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick Street, Henderson, Auckland
  • Shivratri Pooja at Shiv Mandir, 43 Holmes road, Manurewa 2102 Auckland
  • Shivrathri Celebrations, Fri, 21st Feb 7 am to Sat, 22nd Feb 5.30 am at Shri Shirdi SaiBaba’s Mandir 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061
  • 2020 Maha ShivRatri: Sat Feb 22 at 5 am (Pandit pooja begins at 5pm sharp Mandali programme – Chalisa, katha beings approx 7.30pm, Aarti around 9.15pm, Followed by Kirtans and Mahaprasad) at 32A Freyberg Ave, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2104
  • Sri Ganesh Temple, Maha Shirathri festival, 21st Feb. at Sri Ganesh Temple No 4 Dent Place, Papakura, Auckland
  • Shivaratri Poojan at Kurinchi Kumaran Temple Wellington
  • Maa Durga Temple Maha Shivratri Celebration, 21st Feb, 8am till midnight. Evening pooja, abhishek, bhajan and maha prasad (feast). At Maa Durga Temple, 4/3 Onslow Ave, Manukau, Auckland
  • Maha Shivratri Celebrations on 21st Feb (temple open all day), pooja abhishek and bhajan 8pm onwards at Radha Krishna Temple, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland.
  • Mahasivaratri 2020, 19 Feb 6pm to 20 Feb at 7am at Balaji Temple, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton
  • Maha Shiv Ratri at Sanatan Dharam Mandir 108 Whiore Ave, Tauriko, Tauranga 3171. Kirtan starts at 6 pm followed by Aarti at around 8 or 8:30 pm, Mahaparsad (Langar) will be served.
  • Maha Shivratri at Shree Swami Narayan Hindu Temple (ISSO) Papatoetoe, 21st Feb 2020, 7pm onwards followed by maha prasad. Temple will be kept open from 6am to 9pm for pooja. At 10-12 Wentworth Avenue, papatoetoe, Auckland 2025
  • Maha Shiv Ratri Gauri shankar Mandir, at Maa Durga Bhavan 11 Laureston Ave Papatoetoe from 18th Feb to 22nd Feb.


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