Sawan Shivratri (Masa Shivaratri Puja in Shravan Month) is the most auspicious day to perform Shiva Puja in Sawan month. In 2017, Sawan Shivratri date is July 21, Friday, as per North Indian Hindi calendars. Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Shravan month is observed as Masa Shivaratri in Sawan maas.
As each day in this month is important to perform Shiva puja (especially in North India), sivratri day is even more auspicious. Shravan Shivaratri is on August 20, Sunday, as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars.
Sawan Shivratri Puja Timings 2017
Auspicious Time for Shiva Jalabhishekam on Sawan Shivaratri is – in the midnight – 11.51 hrs to 12.36 hrs on July 21, 2017.
Auspicious Time for Shiva Jalabhishekam on Sawan Shivaratri is – in the midnight – 11.44 hrs to 12.31 hrs on August 20, 2017.
It is believed that performing special puja on Masik Shivratri in August 2016 will fulfill all your wishes. The main ritual includes Shivlinga Abhishek with milk (Ksheera Abhishekam), curd (dadhi abhisheka), ghee, sugar, honey, and water (Jalabhisheka). Offer chandan, rice, flowers, fruits, etc. Please avoid putting turmeric on Shivling. For Pitru Shanti Puja, offer black til and perform aarti.
Millions of devotees throng the holy places like Varanasi Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Allahabad Prayag Sangam, Chardham Temples, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Baba Baidyanath Temple in Deoghar, etc., to perform Punya snan (ceremonial bath) and to offer special pujas to Lord Shiva.