Sawan Shivaratri 2022: History, Significance, Celebrations, & Puja Timing Details

Everything you need to know about the Hindu holiday that is observed on Chaturdashi tithi every year during Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan. Sawan Shivaratri 2022 history, significance, celebrations & Puja Timing is given here.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Jul 26, 2022 14:50 IST
Sawan Shivaratri 2022: History, Significance, Celebrations, & Puja Timing Details
Saavan Shivratri

Every year on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan, Hindus celebrate Sawan Shivratri. The month of Sawan this year starts on July 14 and ends on August 12. The one that falls in the month of Shravan is known as Sawan Shivratri. There are twelve Shivratri that takes place a day before the new moon each year. Given that Lord Shiva is honored during the full month of Sawan, it is seen as highly fortunate. Sawan Shivaratri 2022 history, significance, celebrations & puja timing is mentioned below. 

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Sawan Shivratri 2022 History & Significance

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This day commemorates the marriage of two mighty cosmic powers, as it is believed that Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati following her strenuous penance for his long life and well-being. Every Monday during the month of Sawan, followers of Lord Shiva fast in order to get his blessings. Unmarried women pray for a compatible life partner, whereas married women pray for a happy marriage. Every year, Sawan Shivratri falls in the months of July or August. The date of Sawan Shivratri is July 26 this year.

Sawan Shivratri 2022 Celebrations

In the northern Indian states of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar, Sawan Shivratri is observed with great fervor and excitement. During Sawan month, Shiva temples in North India have special pujas and offer Shiva darshan.

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Image source- Hindustan

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Devotees take Sankalp to fast for a whole day the day after Shivratri and only eat once the day before. Devotees observe a fast on this day, breaking it only the next morning after sunrise and before the Chaturdashi tithi finishes. In the evening, after having a second bath, they perform Shiv Puja.

Sawan Shivaratri 2022 Puja Timing

Nishita Kaal Puja Time July 27 12:01 AM to 12:44 AM
Shivaratri Parana Time July 27 05:46 AM to 03:40 PM
Chaturdashi Tithi (Begins) July 26 06:46 PM 
Chaturdashi Tithi (Ends) July 27 09:11 PM 
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