Sawan Shivratri 2019: Date, Jal timing, significance of Sawan Shivratri
Sawan Shivratri 2019 date: July 30
Sawan Shivratri 2019 Jal timing: 9 am to 2 pm.
Sawan Shivratri 2019: Significance
Sawan Shivaratri is the Shivaratri that falls during Sawan month. There are usually 12 Shivratri days in a year. Sawan Shivratri is considered to be extremely auspicious and devotees observe full day fast on the day. Many devotees perform Maha Rudra-Abhishek puja for good health, marital bliss, peace and prosperity. Sawan Shivratri marks the union of Shakti and Lord Shiva, two of the Universe’s greatest forces.
According to popular belief, Lord Shiva, impressed by Goddess Parvati’s devotion, granted her a wish to marry him. Parvati, who is known to be an avatar of Shakti, started observing fast for good health of Lord Shiva after marriage on moonless nights. The same custom was later followed by the women in India for the long life and well being of their husbands. Sawan Shivratri special pujas are observed in famous Shiva temples such as Kashi Vishwanath and Badrinath.