Om Namah Shivay – Sawan Somvar Vrat Puja Vidhi

Today is the first Sawan Somvar and here you will know how to turn this day into a blessing. The day is exclusive for those who wants to get married. It doesn’t matter whether you have someone to get married or not, just leave it on Shiva and he will take care of it.

Welcome Sawan and get blessed on the first Sawan Somvar.

When To Do Sawan Somvar Vrat & Puja


Observe the fast on the Monday of the Hindu month Sawan. Perform the worship rituals in the morning of this Monday.

How To Do Sawan Somvar Puja


  1. Start your day with the morning bath, clean the house and wear clean clothes.
  2. The first prayer should be offered to Lord Ganesha.
  3. Lord Shiva is then prayed to by chanting Om Namah Shivaya.
  4. Offerings of Bilva leaves, white flowers, water, honey, and milk is made. If you have a Shivalinga nearby, you can perform the Abhishek. Ganga water is considered quite auspicious for Abhishek; if you have it, use it in the rituals.
  5. The fast can be observed on the day from sunrise to sunset.
  6. Chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra or Om Namah Shivaya can be done during the day.


The first monday of Sawan is of great significance. The two planetary conjunctions occurring on this day are quite auspicious to stepping into a new venture and many other significant things. 


All Sawan Somvar days are auspicious. You may perform the above given Puja rituals on every Sawan Somvar to get blessed. Check out the dates of the Sawan Somvar in 2016 below:

When Is Sawan Somvar In 2016


Below given Sawan Somvar dates are as per the Purnimant calendar, which is more prominent in North India (Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, etc.).

Sawan Somvar Dates For North India


DayDate
First Sawan SomvarJuly 25, 2016
Second Sawan SomvarAugust 1, 2016
Third Sawan SomvarAugust 8, 2016
Fourth Sawan SomvarAugust 15, 2016

Below given Sawan Somvar dates are as per the Amavasyant calendar, which is more prominent in South India (Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, etc.).

Sawan Somvar Dates For South India


DayDate
First Sawan SomvarAugust 8, 2016
Second Sawan SomvarAugust 15, 2016
Third Sawan SomvarAugust 22, 2016
Fourth Sawan SomvarAugust 29, 2016

About Sawan Somvar


Sawan is the month when Shiva has the complete control over everything. As Monday is the day dedicated to Shiva, He becomes even more powerful on the Mondays of Sawan. There is a lot that you may like to know about Sawan and its Mondays, click here for that: About Sawan & Sawan Somvar

If you have missed our previous post about the 9 things that should not be done in Sawan because it makes Shiva angry, click here: Avoid These 9 Things That Make Shiva Angry

Hope this little piece of information will help you in making the best out of these auspicious times.

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