Sawan Shivratri 2023 Puja: On this year’s Sawan Shivratri, the worship of Lord Shiva holds special significance. Observing the puja on this day ensures blessings for the entire month of Sawan. Let’s learn about the auspicious timing, rituals, mantras, and significance of Sawan Shivratri.
Sawan Shivratri 2023 Puja: Sawan Shivratri fast falls on July 15, 2023. Performing the jal abhishek (water offering) on the Shivalinga on this day is considered as beneficial as worshiping throughout the entire month. That is why this day is celebrated as a festival during the month of Sawan.
The worship of Lord Shiva during Sawan Shivratri is considered auspicious during the Nishita Kaal Muhurat or by observing an all-night vigil for four prayers. This year, there is a rare alignment of celestial yogas on Sawan Shivratri. Let’s explore the auspicious timing, rituals, mantras, and legends associated with this occasion.
Sawan Shivratri 2023 Muhurat:
- Sawan Krishna Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – July 15, 2023, at 08:32 PM
- Sawan Krishna Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – July 16, 2023, at 10:08 PM
- Nishita Kaal Muhurat – July 16, 2023, from 12:07 AM to 12:48 AM
Sawan Shivratri 2023 Char Prahar Time:
- First Prahar Puja – 07:21 PM to 09:54 PM on July 15, 2023
- Second Prahar Puja – 09:54 PM on July 15, 2023, to 12:27 AM on July 16, 2023
- Third Prahar Puja – 12:27 AM to 03:03 AM on July 16, 2023
- Fourth Prahar Puja – 03:03 AM to 05:33 AM on July 16, 2023
Sawan Shivratri 2023 Vrat Parana Time:
The Sawan Shivratri fast should be concluded after sunrise on July 16, 2023. The fast can be broken between 05:33 AM to 03:54 PM on that day.
Sawan Shivratri 2023 Shubh Yoga:
Sawan Shivratri is marked by the auspicious combination of Dhruva and Vriddhi yogas. Vriddhi yoga brings prosperity and abundance to the devotee who performs the Shiva puja.
- Vriddhi Yoga – July 14, 2023, from 08:28 AM to July 15, 2023, at 08:22 AM
- Dhruva Yoga – July 15, 2023, from 08:22 AM to July 16, 2023, at 08:33 AM
Sawan Shivratri Puja Samagri:
Gangajal, water, milk, yogurt, pure desi ghee, honey, Panchamrit (a mixture of milk, curd, honey, ghee, and sugar), perfume, sandalwood paste, Roli (sacred red powder), Mauli (sacred thread), mango leaves, barley, flowers, puja utensils, Kusha grass, Madar flowers, Panchamishthan (a mixture of five sweets), Bilva leaves, Datura, bhang, jujube fruits, colored powders, vermillion, ash, white sandalwood, five fruits, dakshina (offering to the priest or deity), sugarcane juice, camphor, incense, lamps, cotton, Malayagiri herb, sandalwood, and adornments for Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Sawan Shivratri Puja Vidhi:
On the day of Sawan Shivratri, after bathing before sunrise, take a vow for the fast. The day is observed as a nirahar (without food) or nirjala (without water) fast.
During the Nishita Kaal Muhurat, perform the abhishek of the Shivalinga with milk, yogurt, honey, ghee, sugar, and sugarcane juice. Then offer Gangajal mixed with black sesame seeds and chant the Mahamrityunjaya mantra 108 times before pouring it on the Shivalinga.
Offer Bel leaves, Datura, bhang, and Harshringar flowers. Light a ghee lamp in a four-faced (chowki) diya made of wheat flour and recite Shiva Chalisa, Shiva Purana, Shiva Mantras, and Shiv Tandav Stotra.
Make sure to read the story (katha) of Sawan Shivratri and perform the aarti.
The four prahar pujas are also performed following the same rituals. During the night, engage in bhajans and kirtans dedicated to Lord Shiva as part of the vigil.