Sawan Shivratri Special: Know What Makes This Shivratri Virtuous & Shiv Puja Rituals To Follow

Amid Corona Crisis, Sawan Shivratri has emerged as a source of positivity and hope in the lives of natives. This time of the year is perfectly suited for worshipping Lord Shiva by his natives for the fulfilment of their desires and attainment of happiness, prosperity and peace in life. However, you all are advised to perform the Shiv Puja rituals at your home. In such a case, you can click here and seek astrological guidance from our expert astrologers if you wish to know about Sawan Shivratri puja and Jalabhishek rituals in detail or get a solution to any of your life problems. 

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Now let us move ahead and know the importance of Sawan Shivratri, puja rituals and muhurat to perform the Jalabhishek.

First of all, it is very important to know that, according to Hindu Panchang, Masik Shivaratri is celebrated on the 14th day during the Krishna Paksha every month. However, Shivratri occurring in the month of Phalgun and Shravan is considered to be particularly fruitful. This time, Sawan Shivaratri will be celebrated on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

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Shivratri is a festival dedicated to the utterly divine Lord Shiva. During this, venerating Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Nandi, Bhagwan Ganesh, and Bhagwan Kartikeya is considered to be of special importance. The day of Sawan Shivaratri is also considered to be the concluding day of the Kanwar Yatra. You can click here and read our detailed article on Kanwar Yatra, its importance and mythology related to it.

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Every year, Kanwar Yatra is organized with great pomp and enthusiasm, where the devotees of Mahadev Lord Shiva visit various Hindu pilgrimage sites such as Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri, Ganga river in Sultanganj, Kashi Vishwanath, Baidyanath, Neelkanth and Deoghar and other holy places, bring back vessels or Kanwar filled with Gangajal and perform Jalabhishek with it in several Shiva Temples. 

However, in view of the ongoing epidemic this year, Kanwar Yatra has been cancelled. But for those who want to perform the Jalabhishek of Lord Shiva, we have mentioned the auspicious muhurat below. Also, keep in mind to follow the guidelines related to Social Distancing and try and execute these rituals within your home itself.

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Shiv Puja & Jalabhishek Muhurat

Jalabhishek Muhurat: 19 July, After Sunrise 05:35:24 AM Till 2:45 PM

Shiv Puja Muhurat: During Ardra Nakshatra and Gemini Lagna

  • From Morning 5:40 Till 8:25 AM (Till 7:52 AM In Gemini Lagna especially auspicious)
  • From Evening 19:28 To 21:30 (Pradosh Kaal)
  • From Evening 21:30 Till 23:33 (Nishith Kaal)
  • From Night 23:33 Till 24:10 (Mahanishith Kaal and Chaturdashi)


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Significance of Shivratri

Shivratri is considered the holiest day dedicated to Lord Shiva and appointed as one of the radiant sources of positivity. It is said that by worshipping or performing Jalabhishek or Rudrabhishek of Lord Shiva, one attains prosperity and peace in life, and gains energy to fight off evil and obstacles in life. Apart from this, fasting and worshipping on Shivaratri helps to attain the desired partner and all wishes get fulfilled.

To gain the blessings of Lord Shiva, you can install Parad Shivling during the month of Sawan.

Mantras To Chant During Shiv Puja

Below we are providing you with some powerful mantras to chant during Shiv Puja on the occasion of Sawan Shivratri:

ॐ नमः शिवायः।।
बोल बम, बम बम, बम बम भोले।।
हर हर महादेव।

oṃ namaḥ śivāyaḥ।।

bola bama, bama bama, bama bama bhole।।

hara hara mahādeva।

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Sawan Shivratri Puja Rituals

  • Wake up early in the morning and wear clean and fresh clothes.
  • After this, take a vow for the fast.
  • Offer Panchamrit made of honey, milk, curd, ghee and sugarcane juice or sugar to the Shivling installed in the temple of your house. 
  • Then, chant the mantra ‘ॐ नमः शिवाय/oṃ namaḥ śivāyaḥ’ and offer Bel LeavesLeves, fruits, flowers etc. on the Shivling.
  • Recite or listen to Shiv Chalisa, and in the end, perform the Aarti of Lord Shiva.

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Apart from this, you can also follow some measures mentioned below to appease Lord Shiva and get your desires fulfilled: 

  • To get rid of your sins, offer sesame oil to Lord Shiva while performing the Shiv Puja ritual. 
  • Unmarried girls wishing for a desired partner can offer Chana or Gram Dal when venerating Lord Shiva.
  • If you wish to attain peace and prosperity in life, you can offer Dhatura flower or fruit to Lord Shiva.
  • Apart from this, if you want to win over legal proceedings or dominate your enemies, offer Bhang or Cannabis to Lord Shiva on this day. Your wish will definitely get fulfilled.
  • Also, you can adorn Panch Mukhi Rudraksha in the form of a Mala while chanting the mantra  ‘ॐ नमः शिवाय/oṃ namaḥ śivāyaḥ’.

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One such belief about Sawan Shivratri is that anyone who fasts and worships on this day attains Moksha or Salvation. People usually consume fruits when fasting on the day of Shivratri. Apart from this, if you bathe in the morning and evening and recite the Shiva Purana, Shiva Panchakshara, Shiva Stuti, Shiva Ashtak, Shiva Chalisa, Shiva Rudrashtaak and Shiva Shloka, it is said to be superlative and virtuous.

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The next fast/festival of this month is Somwati Amavasya, which will be observed on 20 July 2020, Monday. Stay tuned to know the glory of this festival in our upcoming blogs.

We hope that this article written on Sawan Shivratri, Puja Muhurat and related topics will prove to be helpful for you. Thank you very much for being a part of AstroSage.


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