Sawan Shivratri 2023: Know When It Is, Auspicious Time, Worship, Fasting, and More


Haridwar, Kashi: Sawan, the month of devotion to Lord Shiva, holds immense significance for his followers. It is believed that in this sacred month, one can quickly attain the blessings of Mahadev through sincere devotion. Shivratri, which translates to “the night of Shiva,” is celebrated every month and is known as Masik Shivratri. The monthly Shivratri falls on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha, the dark fortnight of the lunar month.

Shivratri Auspicious Time

Sawan Shivratri for the year 2023 is on Saturday, July 15th.

Nishita Kaal Puja Timings: 12:07 AM to 12:48 AM, July 16th Duration: 00 Hours 41 Minutes

Shivratri Paran Time: 05:33 AM to 03:54 PM, July 16th

Night First Prahar Puja Time: 07:21 PM to 09:54 PM

Ratri Second Prahar Puja Timings: 09:54 PM to 12:27 AM, July 16th

Ratri Tritiya Prahar Puja Timings: 12:27 AM to 03:00 AM, July 16th

Ratri Chatur Prahar Puja Timings: 03:00 AM to 05:33 AM, July 16th

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins: July 15, 2023, at 08:32 PM

Chaturdashi Tithi Ends: July 16, 2023, at 10:08 PM

Monthly Shivratri in the Month of Sawan

There is often confusion among people regarding the exact day of the monthly Shivratri during the month of Sawan. The month of Sawan is particularly revered for the worship of Lord Shiva, and offering water (Jalabhishek) to Mahadev during this time is considered highly auspicious. Sawan Shivratri falls on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha. In the year 2023, Chaturdashi Tithi will fall on the 15th of July, which happens to be a Saturday. Chaturdashi Tithi is also known as Masik Shivratri. On the day of Shivratri, devotees, known as Kanwariyas, offer water to Lord Shiva. This year, Shivratri will be celebrated on the 15th of July, 2023.

The Significance of Sawan Shivratri

The Shivratri observed during the month of Sawan holds special importance. According to mythology, it is believed that Lord Shiva consumed the poison (Halahala) that emerged during the churning of the cosmic ocean. This significant event occurred in the month of Sawan. After consuming the poison, Lord Shiva started experiencing discomfort. In order to alleviate his pain, all the gods and goddesses offered water to Bholenath (Lord Shiva). The water offered to him helped neutralize the effect of the poison in his body. It is believed that by offering water to Lord Shiva on the day of Shivratri that falls during the month of Sawan, one can rid themselves of all sorrows, attain good health, and overcome their troubles.


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