Sawan MahaShivratri 2022: All you want to know about the Hindu festival that is celebrated every year on the Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan.
Sawan Shivratri 2022:
Every year on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan, Hindus celebrate Sawan Shivratri. The month of Sawan this year starts on July 14 and ends on August 12. This day commemorates the marriage of two mighty cosmic powers, as it is believed that Lord Shiva wed Goddess Parvati following her strenuous penance for his long life and well-being. The one that falls in the month of Shravan is known as Sawan Shivratri. Twelve Shivratris a day before the new moon each year. Given that Lord Shiva is honored during the full month of Sawan, it is seen as highly fortunate.
Sawan Shivratri history
Every Monday during the month of Sawan, followers of Lord Shiva fast to get his blessings. Unmarried women pray for a compatible life partner, whereas married women pray for a happy marriage. Every year, Sawan Shivratri falls in July or August. The date of Sawan Shivratri is July 26 this year.
Sawan Shivratri celebrations:
In the northern Indian states of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar, Sawan Shivratri is observed with great fervor and excitement. During Sawan month, Shiva temples in North India have special pujas and offer Shiva darshan.
Devotees take Sankalp to fast for a whole day the day after Shivratri and only eat once the day before. Devotees observe a fast on this day, breaking it only the next morning after sunrise and before the Chaturdashi tithi finishes. In the evening, after having a second bath, they perform Shiv Puja.