Sawan Shivratri 2022: Sawan Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the Chaturdashi tithi during Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan. This year, the month of Sawan began on July 14 and will end on August 12. This day marks the union of two powerful forces of the universe as it is said that Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati after her arduous penance for his long life and well-being. There are 12 shivratris in a year that occur a day before new moon, and the one that falls in the month of Shravan is called Sawan Shivratri. It is considered very auspicious as the entire month of Sawan is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Sawan Shivratri history and significance
During the month of Sawan, devotees of Lord Shiva, keep a fast every Monday to seek his blessings. While married women wish for a happy marital life, unmarried women pray for a suitable life partner. Sawan Shivratri falls in the month of July or August every year. This year Sawan Shivrati is being celebrated on July 26.
Sawan Shivratri celebrations
Sawan Shivratri is celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm in the North Indian states like Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. Shiva temples across North India perform special puja and shiva darshan during Sawan month.
A day before Shivratri fasting, devotees eat only once and take sankalp to obseve a full-day fast the next day. On this day, devotees perform Shiv Puja in the evening after taking a second bath, but break the fast only on the next day after the sunrise and before the chaturdashi tithi ends.
Sawan Shivratri Shubh Muhurat according to drikpanchang
Nishita Kaal Puja Time – 12:01 AM to 12:44 AM, Jul 27
On 27th Jul, Shivaratri Parana Time – 05:46 AM to 03:40 PM
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – 06:46 PM on Jul 26, 2022
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – 09:11 PM on Jul 27, 2022