Sawan Shivratri 2019: Date, Jal timing, significance of Sawan Shivratri
Sawan Shivratri 2019: Sawan Shivratri will be observed on July 30.
Sawan Shivratri 2019: Sawan Shivratri will be observed on July 30 this year. The auspicious day is also known as Masa Shivaratri. Sawan or Shravan month, which began on July 17, will continue till August 15. The holy month is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
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.
Sawan Shivratri 2019: Where is it observed more?
Sawan Shivaratri is observed mostly in North Indian states such as Punjab, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh.
Sawan Shivratri 2019 vrat
Devotees pledge to observe full day fast on Sawan Shivratri and take food only on the next day. The devotees also pledge during the fasting period to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva to finish the fast without any interference.
Masa Shivratri vs Maha Shivaratri
Masa Shivratri is the Shivratri that falls during the Sawan month. Maha Shivaratri is the most important Shivaratri that falls during February and March month.