Sawan Shivratri 2023 Date

Sawan Shivratri 2023 , Savan Shivratri 2023 Date

When is Shivratri? - Shravan Shivratri 2023 Date - Saturday, 15th July 2023

Shivaratri in the month of Shravana is known as Sawan Shivaratri or Shravana Shivratri. Shivaratri celebrated in the krishna paksha chaturdashi of Savan month or Shravan Masa is considered highly auspicious and if you fast on this day of Shivratri, you get the blessings of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Shivratri in the sawan month comes a day or two before Amavasi or new moon day. Lakhs of Hindu people throng the Shiva temples to worship and perform special pujas such as Gangajal Abhishekam. It is common to see people offering Gangajal, bilva leaves or bel-patra leaves, honey, milk-water, fruits on the Shivalingam or Shivling. It is in this month of Shravana that Kanwarias bring Gangajal from holy river Ganga to Shiva temples near their homes.

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 which corresponds to Phalguna month and the Sawan Shivaratri during July-August.

Sawan Shivaratri is more popular in North Indian states like Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar where Purnimant Calendar is followed. In states such as Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu where Amavasyant Calendar is followed, Sawan Shivaratri corresponds to Ashadha Shivaratri.

Sawan Shivaratri 2023 Date and Puja Muhurat

Sawan Shivaratri 2023 DateSaturday, July 15, 2023
Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 12:07 AM to 12:48 AM, Jul 16
Duration - 00 Hours 41 Mins
Next Day on 16th July, Sawan Shivaratri Parana Time = 05:38 AM to 03:52 PM

Ratri First Prahar Puja Time - 07:17 PM to 09:52 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time - 09:52 PM to 12:27 AM, Jul 16
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time - 12:27 AM to 03:02 AM, Jul 16
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time - 03:02 AM to 05:38 AM, Jul 16

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 08:32 PM on Jul 15, 2023
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 10:08 PM on Jul 16, 2023

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