The holy month of Shravan or Sawan of the Hindu calendar in ongoing. The observance of this months differs in parts of the country. The entire month is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Amongst all the days, people also celebrate each Monday, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva with much fervour, called the Shravan Somwar. Another very significant days of the month of Sawan, the Sawan Shivratri or Shravana Shivratri is coming soon. The festive day of Sawan Shivratri 2019 will be celebrated on July 30th this year. It is considered to be a very auspicious day to bow down to Lord Shiva. A special puja is also performed on this day. Ahead of Sawan Shivratri, we give you the significance, puja vidhi and muhurat of this day. Sawan 2019 Calendar and Dates: Shravan Month Schedule & Solah Somvar Vrat Puja Vidhi to Please Lord Shiva.

Significance of Sawan Shivratri

Shivratri which falls during Shravana month is known as Sawan Shivaratri. While the entire month is dedicated to respecting Lord Shiva, it is said that on this day if people bow down to the Lord, they will attain Moksha. A big Shiva Puja is performed and it is highly auspicious. The day is just as auspicious like the day of Maha Shivratri which is celebrated during February or March. On the day of Sawan Shivratri, famous temples of Lord Shiva organise a Shiv Puja. Since the day is so significant, over thousands of devotees pay a visit to the temple and perform Gangajal Abhishekam.

This festive day is celebrated popularly in the Northern states of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. The lunar calendar is followed in these states. Happy Sawan Somvar 2019 Messages: WhatsApp Stickers, GIF Images, Facebook Photos, Greetings and SMS to Celebrate The Holy Month of Shravan.

Puja Muhurat of Sawan Shivratri

According to Drikpanchang, the Nishita Kaal Puja Time for this day will be for 45 minutes. It starts at 12:19 AM till 01:03 AM, Jul 31. On 31st July, the Shivaratri Parana Time will be 06:15 AM to 11:57 AM. 

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 02:49 PM on Jul 30, 2019
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 11:57 AM on Jul 31, 2019
Puja Vidhi of Sawan Shivratri
Devotees observe a special fast on the day of Sawan Shivratri. On the day before this Shivratri Vrat, devotees are advised to eat only once. But one of the day of Sawan Shivratri, after morning rituals of the day, people have to observe a full fast on Shivratri. It is basically called as making a Sankalp or a pledge to seek blessings of Lord Shiva to finish the fast without any interference.
Devotees should also take the second bath of the day in the evening before they head to do a Shiva Puja or visit Lord Shiva temple. The Shiva puja is done during the night and devotees break the fast on the next day. It is said that Shiva Puja and breaking of the fast should be done with the Chaturdashi Tithi.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 25, 2019 08:14 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website