New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The holy month of Shravan, which is also known as “Sawan”, is underway and people across the country are celebrating with full enthusiasm. The Sawan Shivratri has also arrived and devotees of Lord Shiva have geared up to celebrate the day to its fullest.

On the special day of Sawan Shivratri, the devotees of Lord Shiva observe fast and perform special puja to impress the one of the Trinity of the Hindu religion. Special pujas are arranged and devotees perform Maha Rudra-Abhishek puja on this day to impress Lord Shiva, who is also known as “the destroyer”.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sawan Shivratri 2020:

Date: July 19, 2020

Shubh Muhurat: 

According to drikpanchang.com, the shubh muhurat period will begin at 12:41 am on 19 July and will continue till 12:10 am on July 20

What are the timings for Nishita Kaal Puja?

The timings for Nishita Kaal Puja are from 12:07 am to 12:10 am on July 20

What are the timings for Shivaratri Parana?

Generally, Sawan Shivratri Puja is held in the evening and Lord Shiva’s devotees perform it four times in a day. It is also noteworthy to mention that the puja timings are divided into four prahars:

Ratri First Prahar Puja Time – 07.19 pm to 09.53 PM, July 19

Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time – 09.53 pm to 12:28 am, July 20

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Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time – 12.28 am to 03.02 am, July 20

Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 03.02 am to 05.36 am, July 20

Sawan or Shravan is the fifth month in the Hindu calendar which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the Georgian calendar, Shravan falls during the month of July and August. Shravan has a special significance and several festivals like Naga Panchami, Shravani Purnima, Vara Lakshmi Vrata, Govatsa, Raksha Bandhan, Kalkyavatara, Putradaikadashi and Rishi Panchami are celebrated in the month.

During this month, people worship Lord Shiva and believe that worshipping him would help them seek salvation (Moksha). People also worship Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva’s wife, during Shravan.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma