Today, July 26, 2022, marks the occasion of Sawan Shivratri, an auspicious festival for Hindus.

It usually falls in the months of July and August- ‘Shravan maas’

Dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. The devotees come together in Shiva temples and perform various ‘pujas’ such as Rudra Abhishek.

Some devotees also carry the holy water of Ganges to various Shiva temples and perform special pujas on this day.

These devotees are known as ‘Kawariyas’.

Some observe fast and worship the Shiva Linga with water, curd, honey etc.

It is believed that on this day lord Shiva and Maa Parvati were married.

It is also known as the dark phase of the month of sawan.