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Shivratri in Shravan Month - Importance - Sawan Shivratri 2019 date

Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of each month is observed by Shiva devotees as Shivaratri. This falls a day or two before Amavasi or new moon day. Shravan Shivratri 2019 date is July 31 as per traditional Hindi Calendar followed in North India. The Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi day in Shravan or Sawan month is of great importance. Millions of people visit Shiva shrines on the day in North India and special Gangajal Abhishekam is performed. 

The popular Mahashivratri is observed on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in February or March. Staunch Shiva devotees observe it on all months in a year and it is known as Masa Shivaratri.

Importance Sawan Shivratri 

Krishna paksha chaturdashi tithi or chaudas (14th day during the dark phase of moon) is associated with Shiva. The popular belief is that Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati, Gayatri, Sita, Mata Parvati and Goddess Rati performed the Chaturdashi vrat.

Shiva, the formless, took form for the very first time on a Chaturdashi. Brahma and Vishnu worshipped this form.

On Sawan Shivratri, Shiva is worshipped along with Maa Parvati, Ganesha and Kartikeya.

Benefits of Observing Sawan Shivratri

  • Fulfillment of desires
  • All difficulties in life will be removed with the blessings of Shiva
  • All types of bodily ailments will be cured. 

Sawan Shivratri date

How to Perform Sawan Shivrtri Puja?

  • Worship Shivling on the day in the morning or during Pradosh period.
  • Light lamp using cow ghee mixed with kesar or saffron.
  • Sprinkle water, milk, honey, ghee and panchamrit on the Shivling.
  • Dhoop should be of chandan.
  • Yellow color chandan or bhasma should be used for making tilak.
  • Yellow color flowers should be offered.
  • Prasad or bhog prepared on the day is kheer with kesar - rice sweet with saffron.
  • Yellow color banana too should be offered.
  • After puja, chant the mantra ॐ नीलकंठाय नमः॥ (Om Nilakandaya Namah) 108 times. Keep count on a Rudraksha Mala.
Special Pujas
  • For success in professional life, keep a mauli (sacred thread) during the puja. After puja tie it on the right hand and you will see change of fortune in career and job search.
  • For financial solutions - more money, property, wealth, to overcome debt - keep some haldi and kumkum during the puja, later using it to make tilak on purse, safe, account books and locker.
In Shravan month all days are dedicated to Shiva and the important days to Shiva like Masa Shivratri and Mondays are even more auspicious. Special pujas are held in famous temples like Kashi Vishwanath and Deoghar Badrinath Dham.

People make offering of Gangajal, bilva leaves, honey and milk. Shivling in the temples are continuously bathed in Gangajal. Kanwarias in large numbers carry Gangajal (holy water from Ganges) to Shiva shrines and to bathe Shivling in their home.