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Shivratri, 19th July 2020, Waning moon 🌘 , chaturdashi तिथि,  Sunday

 

ॐ नमः शिवाय 🙏

Shivaratri, which symbolises the convergence of Shiva and Shakti, is a day of great significance in Hindu religion.

In a year, there are 12 Masik Shivaratri, each month has its own significance.

 

Shivaratri which falls during Shravana month is known as Sawan Shivaratri. The whole month of Shravana (श्रावण) is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva.

Shivaratri during Sawan month is considered highly auspicious. However, the most significant Shivaratri which is known as Maha Shivaratri falls during February or March in Phalguna ( फाल्गुन) month according to North Indian calendar.

 

Devotees observe fast whole day and worship Lord Shiva to seek his blessings. It is believed that fasting on this auspicious day gives freedom from anger, jealousy, pride and greed. Besides, unmarried women are advised to observe fast on all Mondays of the month of Sawan, for a good husband.

 

Famous Shiva temples,  Kashi Vishwanath and Badrinath Dham  arrange special Pujas and Shiva Darshan during Sawan month.

 

On Sawan Shivratri is the day when the Kanwar Yatris (कावड़िया) used to offer holy water from the river Ganges to Lord Shiva.

But In current scenario We can also perform puja and Abhishekam ( अभिषेक) at our home only.

 

Muhurat Timings :

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 00:41 on Jul 19, 2020

Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 00:10 on Jul 20, 2020

Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 11.33 to 00:10, Jul 20