Shravan Maas, the most sacred Hindu month is dedicated to the worship of Devon ke Dev, Mahadev. The devotees who observe fast and worship Lord Shiva with purity of heart, mind and soul, during the holy month of Shravan, get blessed with good health, wealth and happiness.

What are the Important Festivals observed during Shravan Maas?

Kamika Ekadashi

 19th July

Sawan Shivaratri

 21st July

Shravan Amavasya

 23rd July

Haryali Teej

 26th July

Nag Panchami

 27th July

Rakshabandhan

 7th August

 

What is the Significance of Shravan Somwar Vrat?

  • Monday (Somwar) is the day of Lord Shiva. Thus, observing fast on all Mondays that fall in the month of Shravan (the most auspicious month for performing Shiva Puja) pleases the mighty Lord, Shiva greatly.
  • The unmarried women, who observe Shravan Somwar Vrat, get blessed with a husband as great as Lord Shiva-the Chandrashekhara. Also, men observe this fast to gain physical and mental strength.

 

Shravan Somwar Vrat Dates: 10th July, 17th July, 24th July, 31st July & 7th August

What are the Rituals observed during Shravan Somwar Vrat?

  • Morning Puja:
    • After an early morning bath, offer prayers to Lord Ganesha.
    • Chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ 108 times, and offer bel leaves, milk, honey, ghee, curd and water to Shivlinga.
    • Light ghee jyot that needs to be lit for 24 hours.
  • Fasting:
    • Start your day-long fast with pure heart.
    • It is advised not to consume onion and garlic during fast.
  • Evening Puja:
    • Chant ‘Maha Mritunjaya Mantra’ and read Shiva Purana.
    • Visit Lord Shiva’s temple, recite Somwar Vrat katha and perform Shiva Arti.
    • Later, open the fast after sunset (suryaasta) by having sattvic food.

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