Sawan Shivratri 2017 , Savan Shivratri 2017 Date
When is Shivratri? - Shravan Shivratri is on 21st July 2017 (Friday)
Sawan - Month of Shiva
In the month of Shravan, not only Sawan Shivratri but all Mondays are highly auspicious. People fast on the day of Sawan Shivaratri and the Mondays coming up in the Savan mass. People from all over the world visit some of the major Shiva temples of India like Kashi Vishwanath, Deoghar, Badrinath Dham, Kedarnath Dham etc. Following Purnimant Lunar Calendar, Sawan Shivaratri is observed in India's North Indian states like Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. Following Amavasyant Lunar Calendar, Sawan Shivaratri corresponds to Ashadha Shivaratri in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Sawan Shivratri Vrat Vidhi
On Shivaratri day, devotees should observe full day fast on Shivaratri. You may please go to a Shiva temple and pour the milk and offer bel-patra, dhatura to the Shivalingam. Although food should be taken on next day but nowadays people eat food once in a day and take milk,tea and fruiots the whole day. Devotees should seek blessing of Shiva God by praying to him and saying hymns and mantras dedicated to Shiva like "Om Namah Shivay" and "Mahamritunjay Mantra". It is recommeded to keep chanting the mantra "Om Namah Shivay" or "Namah Shivay" the whole day for maximum benefit. It is also recomended to bathe in the evening for doing once again the Shiva puja and break the fast next day after taking bath within Chaturdashi Tithi.
Sawan Shivaratri Puja Muhurat 2017
Nishita Kaal Puja Time = 24:06+ to 24:48+
Duration = 0 Hours 41 Mins
Next Day on 22nd Sawan Shivaratri Parana Time = 05:41 to 15:50
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time = 19:14 to 21:50
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time = 21:50 to 24:27+
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time = 24:27+ to 27:04+
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time = 27:04+ to 29:41+
Actually, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi or Chaturdashi Tithi of each month is observed as Shivaratri of the month or Masik Shivaratri or Masa Shivaratri and usually falls a day or two before Amavasi or new moon day so in a year there are 12 Shivaratri days. The 2 most important Shivaratri's of the year is the Maha Shivaratri during February or March and the Sawan Shivaratri during July-August.
Shravana Shivratri Vrat Vidhi – Before the Shivaratri Vratam, on Trayodashi, devotees should eat only once.