Sawan Shivratri 2019: Date, Jal timings, significance of Sawan Shivratri

Sawan Shivratri 2019: Sawan Shivratri 2019 jal timings are till 2 pm today.

Created On: Jul 30, 2019 11:59 ISTModified On: Jul 30, 2019 11:59 IST
Sawan Shivratri 2019

Sawan Shivratri 2019: Sawan Shivaratri 2019 is being observed today, on July 30 across India. Sawan Shivaratri, also known as Masa Shivaratri, is considered to be extremely auspicious and devotees observe fast for the full day. Sawan Shivaratri is the Shivaratri that falls during Sawan, which is a holy month dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Sawan month, which began on July 17, will conclude on August 15.

Sawan Shivratri 2019 date: July 30

Sawan Shivratri  2019 Jal timing: 9 am to 2 pm.

Sawan Shivratri 2019: Significance

Sawan Shivratri or Masa 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. There are usually 12 Shivratri days in a year. Maha Shivaratri is the most important Shivaratri that falls during February and March month.

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