Sawan Shivratri 2022: According to the Hindu Vedic calendar, the auspicious month of Shravan has started from 14th July. This month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known wholeheartedly by his devotees. While the day of Sawan is considered special, Shravan Shivaratri has a special significance.
Monthly Shivaratri is celebrated every month on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi to enjoy the linga avatar of Lord Shiva. For this reason people worship Shivling on Shivratri and offer milk, curd and Gangajal to the form of Lord Shiva. In July, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi of Shravan month is falling on 26th July. To celebrate this day, people visit temples and observe a fast to please the Lord and seek his blessings.
Sawan Shivratri 2022: Date and Time
According to the Panchang, Chaturdashi Tithi will start on 26th July at 6:46 PM and may end on 27th July at 9:11 PM. The auspicious time to worship Shiva will be between 12:07 am to 12:49 am. on 27th July.
Sawan Shivratri 2022: Significance
While the festival of Shivratri is celebrated every month on Chaturdashi Tithi, the festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated every year. The day which is considered as the day of convergence of Shiva and Shakti is known as Krishna Chaturdashi Tithi of Magha month according to South Indian Calendar and Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi of Falgun month according to North Indian Calendar. It is generally believed that Lord Shiva took his Linga avatar on the midnight of Shivaratri. For this reason Shivling is worshiped on every Shivratri day.
Sawan Shivratri 2022: Puja Vidhi
On this day, devotees wake up early and start worship after taking bath in Brahma Muhurta. They begin the worship by offering Rudrabhishek to the Shivling with Gangajal, raw milk, curd, ghee, honey, vermilion, turmeric powder, rose water, datura flowers and bael leaves. Then, the devotees supply flowers, fruits and sandalwood to the Lord. They chant Shiv Chalisa, Shiva Mantra and Bhajans and observe a one-day fast on the auspicious day.
Sawan Shivratri 2022: Mantra
It is considered auspicious to chant Shiva mantras during the puja. Among the mantras you can possibly chant are:
“Om Namah Shivay”
“O Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Mamritat”
“O Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahih”
Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat”