The beginning of monsoon in India marks auspicious Hindu month’s commencement with a lot of festivals and holy days lined up for the devotees. The month of Sawan is one such holy month where the devotes fast and pray to the Hindu Lord Shiva and ask for His blessings on their family’s well being. Let us have a look at the importance of this day and the date and timings.
Sawan Shivratri Hindu calendar date
This year the month of Sawan began from the 6th of July 2020, and ever since it started, there have been auspicious days one after another. Today that is on the 19th of July 2020 is considered as the Sawan Shivratri as per the Hindu calendar. The whole month of Sawan Shivratri is considered very holy, and many devotees prise lord Shiva this month to gain his blessings for their family. Sawan Shivratri is mostly famous in the North Indian states like Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar, where on this day devotees usually observe a full day fast and offer prayers to Lord Shiva.
How is Sawan Shivratri celebrated:
Devotes usually finish their morning ritual of prayers and observe a full day fast. They typically retake a bath before going to visit the temple of Lord Shiva in the evening. The pooja is usually done in the night, and only after that can the devotees break their fast. People also believe that breaking the fast between sunrise and before the end of Chaturdashi Tithi will benefit a person to the maximum.
Sawan Shivratri 2020 date and time
Sawana Shivaratri begins on Sunday, which is the 19th of July, 2020.
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – 12:41 AM on the 19th of July, 2020
Nishita Kaal Puja Time – 12:07 AM to 12:10 AM, the 20th of July
Shivaratri Parana Time – 05:36 AM
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time – 07:19 PM to 09:53 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time – 09:53 PM to 12:28 AM
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time – 12:28 AM to 03:02 AM
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 03:02 AM to 05:36 AM
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – 12:10 AM on the 20th of July, 2020
During this time, many devotees visit the Lord Shiva temple, offer to do pooja in the temple, and take a bath in the holy river Ganga. Most of the devotees perform during the month of Sawan or Shravan, the pooja known as Gangajal Abhishekam. They consider this pooja to be holy and auspicious and is believed to give results to the devotees and keeps the blessings of Lord Shiva on their family. For more such updates on the significance of essential festivals, news related to entertainment, web series, and movies, stay tuned.