Sawan Shivratri 2023: Here is all you need to know about the date, timing, shubh muhurat, significance, celebrations and rituals of the auspicious occasion of Sawan Shivratri.
Sawan month is considered the most auspicious month in the hindu community. Sawan or Shravan month has begun on July 4, 2023. In a year, 12 Shivratris are observed and the Shivratri which falls in the month of Sawan is called the Sawan Shivratri. It is celebrated on Chaturdashi tithi during Shukla Paksha of the Sawan month. This year, Sawan Shivratri is being celebrated on July 15, 2023.
This Shivratri is different from Maha Shivratri which falls in february or march every year. Devotees worship Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati on Sawan Shivratri and offer Gangajal to Shivalingam.
Sawan Shivratri 2023:- Puja timings and Shubh Muhurat
Chaturdashi tithi begins:- 08:32 PM on July 15, 2023
Chaturdashi tithi ends:- 10:08 PM on July 16, 2023
Nishita Kaal Puja Time:- 12:07 AM to 12:48 AM on July 16, 2023
Shivratri Parana Time:- 05:33 AM to 03:54 PM on July 16, 2023
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time:- 07:21 PM to 09:54 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time:- 09:54 PM to 12:27 AM on July 16
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time:- 12:27 AM to 03:00 AM on July 16
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time:- 03:00 AM to 05:33 AM on July 16
Sawan Shivratri 2023:- Significance
Sawan month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his devotees observe fast on every monday of this month. As per Hindu scriptures, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married on Sawan Shivratri. Devotees visit Shiva and Parvati temple on this day to get their blessings and get rid of all the problems.
North Indian states – Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh celebrate this day with full of enthusiasm and fervour.
Sawan Shivratri 2023:- Celebrations and Rituals
People wake up early in the morning, take a holy bath and wear clean clothes. They observe fast for the whole day and eat only one meal a day before Sawan Shivratri. Married women observe fast for long-life of their husband and unmarried girls also observe fast to get suitable husband. They break fast on the next day after sunrise.
Devotees worship Lord Shiva by offering Gangajal, milk, curd, honey, vermillion and flowers. In temples such as Kashi Vishawanath and Badrinath Dham special pujas are performed during the sawan month.