Sawan is one of the most auspicious months in Hinduism, and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Sawan Shivratri is observed on the Chaturdashi Tithi in the month of Shravan during Krishna Paksha. wan Shivratri is observed on the Chaturdashi Tithi in the month of Shravan during Krishna Paksha.
Sawan Shivratri celebration Date
Sawan Shivratri, also known as Masa Shivratri or Masik Shivratri, is a Hindu festival celebrated for two days during the Chaturdashi Tithi. Sawan Shivratri will be observed on 26 July 2022 and the fast will be broken on 27 July 2022.
How do puja on Sawan Shivratri
You can worship Sawan Shivratri at home or in temples. Devotees should offer Shiva Rudrabhishek on this auspicious day. For this, Gangajal, raw milk, curd, sugar, honey, and sugarcane juice are used in Bholenath’s Rudraabhishek.
After that, offerings are delivered to the Shivling, including bel leaves, flowers, datura, white sandalwood, roli, fruits, etc. Shiva’s mantra and chalisa are then spoken. Aarti of Lord Shiva is performed after hearing the Shivratri story.
History of Sawan Shivratri
There are numerous well-known myths about why we observe Sawan Shivaratri, but two of them are generally acknowledged:
We commemorate Sawan Shivaratri in large part because Shiva bestowed Goddess Paravati, an avatar of Shakti, after being moved by her devotion. The goddess Parvati kept a fast for Lord Shiva and for his health following their marriage on a moonless night.
Indian women still perform this process today as part of their prayers to Lord Shiva for their husband’s long life.
Sawan Shivratri is thought to represent the union of two powerful forces in the universe: Lord Shiva, known as the God of death, and God Shakti the conqueror of evil.
Another story started that during Samudra Manthan, a pot full of venom emerged from the ocean, and all the gods and demons were terrified, so they went to Lord Shiva for help, Lord Shiva drank the entire poison and Goddess Parvati held his neck so that the poison did not enter his body, and the poison remained in his neck, which is why Lord Shiva is also known as ‘Neelkantaha.’
Sawan Shivratri Sigificance
There are 12 Shivratri in every year, but Maha Shivratri and Sawan Shivratri are the most important. Lord Shiva is the focus of the entire month of Sawan, and the Shiva followers consider Shrawan Shivratri to be of the utmost significance.
The devotees gather at Kashi Vishvanath Dham and Badrinath Dham to celebrate this auspicious day. During Sawan month, these Dhams host special poojas.