Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday: Mythology & Astrology

According to Hinduism, Monday is the day of Lord Shiva & according to astrology, it is the day of Moon. What is the significance of Monday? Why the fast is observed? Read this article to know more about the importance of Monday.
Worship Lord Shiva and observe fast for the deity on Monday

According to astrology, Monday or Somvar is the day of planet Moon. In Hinduism, every day has its own significance. Monday is considered to be the day of Lord Shiva. To please the deity, people worship him on this day. 

Let’s throw some light on the significance of Monday.

Shiva: The Lord Of Monday

Somvar is said to be dedicated to Lord Shiva. Women in India worship him to get a good husband. According to the Hindu mythology, when Parvati saw Shiva meditating, she fell in love with him and wished to have him as her husband. For that she kept fast for several Mondays and that’s how she pleased him. Since then, unmarried girls observe fast on Mondays to have a husband like Lord Shiva. Some people also worship him for wealth, as Shiva is said to be the lord of wisdom.

Monday Fast

Observing fast on Mondays is considered to be very auspicious. Women observe this fast to get an ideal husband like Lord Shiva. Women observe the fast of Solah Somvar to have a desired husband. To observe this fast, they eat only once in the whole day. It is said that, if you observe fast for him, he will grant all your wishes. 

The fast of Mondays in the month of Shravan (monsoon season) is also considered to be auspicious. It is said that if you keep fast on all the 4 Mondays of Shravan month, then Lord Shiva grants all your wishes. 

Moon: The Planet Of Monday

According to astrology, Moon is said to be the planet of Monday. As Moon rules this day, therefore, worshipping Moon is also considered very auspicious. 

Mantra Of Monday

Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva, that's why people chant the mantra of Lord Shiva on this day.

“Om Namah Shivaya||”

You can also chant Mahamrityunjaya Mantra to please the lord.

Color Of The Day

As Monday is associated with Moon, therefore, the color of Monday is said to be White. If you wear white color on monday then it pleases Moon. White color denotes peace and hence, Monday is said to be the peace day. 

Gem Of Monday

Being white in color, Pearl is considered to be the gem of Monday. Pearl is also known as the Moon Stone. It has a shiny white color like Moon. According to astrology, if you are wearing pearl, then you should reciting “Om Namah Shivaya” on Monday will bestow you with positivity. 

Zodiac Sign Of Monday

Cancer is said to be the zodiac sign of Monday.

So this was all about the importance and significance of Monday. Hope this information is helpful to you. For more such information stay tuned with AstroSage.

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