Monday, July 10, 2017

Sawan Somvar Vrat - Festival of Blessed Mondays

Sawan Somvar Vrats are observed by the devotees in order to seek the divine blessings of Lord Shiva. So, get notified with all the essential aspects and Puja Vidhi of Sawan Somvar Vrat.

Sawan Somvar Vrat

According to the Hindu Panchang, the Shravan month is the 5th month of the year starting with the month of Chaitra. So, according to the English Calendar the Shravan month falls in July or August. The month of Shravan coincides with the onset of monsoon and the veneration of Lord Shiva is of utmost importance in this month of Sawan.

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें 

Vrat and Puja Vidhi 

Reverencing and venerating Lord Shiva is highly significant in the Shravan month. Each Somvar (Monday) in the month of Sawan is dedicated to Lord Shiva and highly propitious results can be obtained by worshiping Lord Shiva. The devotees observe fast to please Lord Shiva in order to get rid of all the adversities of life. Let us know the Puja Vidhi of worshipping Lord Shiva:

  • Wake up early in the morning and perform the rituals of bathing, wearing clean clothes, etc.
  • After that, perform abhishekam of Lord Shiva with water and milk.
  • Apply sandalwood mark (tilak) and offer bel patra, dhatura, fruits, flowers, etc.
  • Light a pure ghee lamp
  • After performing the Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha, recite the Shiv Chalisa followed by Mangal Aarti.
  • On the day of vrat, worship Lord Shiva in the morning and evening. 
  • After the completion of Puja, conclude your vrat and then consume food.

To know in detail about Sawan Somvar Vrat: Sawan Somvar Vrat 2017

Why Shravan month is dear to Lord Shiva?

Observing Somvar Vrat in the month of Sawan is of utmost importance to please Lord Shiva. According to the scriptures, Goddess Parvati observed a fast and performed austerity in order to have Lord Shiva as her husband. After witnessing this severe penance, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. 

According to another scripture, it is believed that in this month, Lord Shiva visited his in-laws in human form. After visiting there, abhishekam was performed with water. It is also believed that every year in the month of Sawan, Lord Shiva visits his in-laws and it is the most auspicious occasion for the people on earth to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.

Sawan Somvar Dates

1st Sawan SomvarJuly 10, 2017
2nd Sawan SomvarJuly 17, 2017
3rd Sawan SomvarJuly 24, 2017
4th Sawan SomvarJuly 31, 2017
5th Sawan SomvarAugust 7, 2017

To know the dates of all festivals in 2017: Festivals 2017

Significance of Sawan Somvar Vrat

In the month of Sawan, if devotees worship Lord Shiva with full enthusiasm and devotion, then the devotees are endowed with the divine blessings of Lord Shiva. It is also said that in order to get the desired husband, the unmarried girls observe the fast of Sawan Somvar. Moreover, Lord Shiva blesses married ladies with long life and well being of their husbands.

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