Showing posts with label Shravan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shravan. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sawan Shivratri Today!! Know its Importance and Auspicious Muhurat

This Sawan Shivratri, offer Bhoga to Lord Shiva and unlock the doors of your fortune. Read the religious importance and auspicious Muhurat to commemorate this festival!!

As per the Hindu calendar, Shivratri is a monthly festival, and celebrated a day before Purnima, which falls on Trayodashi Tithi. Of all the Shivratris celebrated by the followers of Hinduism, two are given the most religious significance. The important Shivratri is Phalgun Trayodashi, which is also popularly known as Mahashivratri. The second one has more eminence in Hinduism. The festival is primarily dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and on this very day, devotees offer reverence to Mahadev while performing the Abhishek of Shivalinga with Ganga Jal.

Shiv Teras (Masik Shivratri)

As per the Hindu Panchang, the thirteenth date of every month is known as Trayodashi (in Sanskrit). The same Panchang suggests that every month consists of two Pakshas, which are Krishna and Shukla respectively. Thus, Trayodashi falls twice in a month’s time, out of which the Trayodashi during Krishna Paksha’s thirteenth day is most dear to Lord Shiva. Since it is endeared by the Lord, this date or Tithi is associated with Mahadev since the mythical period, due to which it is called Shiv Teras or the monthly Shivratri.

Importance of Sawan Shivratri 

The festival of Shivratri falling in the month of Shravan (July-Aug) every year is also known as Kanwar Yatra Samapan Diwas (the day of concluding the Kanwar Yatra). On this day, the devotees of Shiva collect the holy water of Ganga from pious places like Haridwar, Gaumukh or Gangotri, Ganga river of Sultanganj, Kashi Vishwanath, Baidyanath, Nilkanth and Deogarh and other religious stations. The Ganga Jal is then congregated in a Kanwar and used to perform the Abhishek of Lord Shiva in the colloquial temples of the devotees. 

According to religious traditions and considerations, the month of Sawan is quite special and close to Bholenath. The Shivratri celebrated during this month is the essence and also the primary sources of positive energy. Thus it is believed that performing the Abhishek of Lord Shiva or offering water to the Shivalinga helps the devotees to get rid of sins and attain the blessings of Lord Shiva. 

Auspicious Muhurat of Sawan Shivratri 

According to the Hindu Panchang, Sawan Shivratri is celebrated today, i.e. 30 July, 2019. On this particular day i.e. Tuesday, the auspicious Muhurat to commence the Shiv Puja begins at 12:06 PM at noon today and will last till Wednesday, 31 July at 12:48 PM. However, natives can also conduct the Puja at a different time, since the entire day is considered to be extremely pious. As per the Shastras or the religious scriptures, the festival of Shivratri washes away every sin and heinous deed of us humans. Lord Shiva himself eradicates the sins of those natives who devotedly worship him and observe fasts on this day. Other than this, unmarried natives also get blessed with the partner of their dreams by observing fasts on this day. At the same time, one’s conjugal life also attains bliss and prosperity. 

Sawan Shivratri 2019 Puja Rites and Rituals 

Lord Shiva is also known as Bholenath. He answers the prayer of any devotee who eulogizes him with a pure heart and mind. The rites followed to worship Bholenath are quite simple and with its help, any person can please Lord Shiva by worshiping him and conducting the general rites with pure devotion. Let us know the right way to venerate the Lord during Savan Shivratri. 

  • Wake up early in the morning during the day of Sawan Shivaratri and after bathing, purify your mind and body.
  • Afterwards, worship Shiva at home or in the temple and also offer Panchamrit to Goddess Parvati and Nandi too.
  • Shortly, holy water (which includes water, milk, curd, honey, ghee, sugar, perfume, sandalwood, saffron, cannabis) should be used with bel patra, honey, milk to perform the Abhishek of Lord Shiva while chanting " Om Namah Shivaya"/ॐ नमः शिवाय”.
  • Chant the Shiv Chalisa and perform the Shiv Aarti.
  • Keep in mind that the reverence of Lord Shiva must be done with a pure heart.

Offer Bhog To Lord Shiva While Opening The Fast 

It is believed that the mighty Lord Shiva can be pleased very easily. Thus, he heartily accepts whatsoever is offered to him. However, before breaking the fast on the night of Savant Shivaratri, devotees should offer some special items to Bholenath. Let's know about them-

  • Beliefs state that the Lord can be easily appeased by offering food items made of wheat. 
  • Devotees also believe that bhog made of Moong should be offered to Bholenath to attain prosperity. 
  • Unmarried natives can make an oblation with gram lentils (chana daal) so as to get the life partner of their dreams and tie the knot soon.
  • There is also a tradition of offering sesame seeds or sesame oil to Lord Shiva. Religious beliefs state that after making such an oblation, both the sins of previous as well as current births get eradicated.

We hope to benefit you from this article of ours. May you observe the fasts of Sawan Somwar successfully and obtain the blessings of Lord Shiva. All the very best to you!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Shravan Purnima Vrat Along With Raksha Bandhan

Shravan Purnima
Shravan month is the most looked forward to by one and all, this is purely because of its many many festivals and rituals that bring everyone together to celebrate this beautiful month of gods. Shravan month marks the celebration of many things, one among them is welcoming the rains. This is a perfect time for tourists to visit holy places and places of heritage. With its grand celebrations and festivities happening all around, it will be a sweet treat to the eyes.

Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 20th August 2013. Shravan Purnima is the full Moon day in the month of Shravan. Many rituals are performed on this day. Most important ones among them are Upakarma or Upanayana, which is the ritual of changing of sacred thread. Shudhikaran ritual is performed by Brahmins on this day. People who have Chandra Dosha perform Puja to Moon on this day to get rid of the ill effects of Moon

The month of shravan is a very important month for Shiva devotees. It is believed that Shiva is at his most calm state and with the right puja’s and prayers you will granted with his blessings.

Raksha Bandhan
Raksha bandhan is a festival celebrated to solemnize the beautiful bond between brother and sister. This festival is celebrated all over India with much zeal and fervour. Colourful rakhis are tied to the hand of the brother and the sisters are given gifts in return.

To know about Raksha Bandhan & its Muhurat in detail, please click here

Monday, August 5, 2013

Shivratri In Sawan: Spiritual Ecstasy At Its Peak

Sawan is dedicted to Shiva
Today, that is 5th of August is the day of Shravan Shivratri. Also, it is the auspicious Shravan Somvar. Shivratri is that one festival, which comes every lunar month on the fourth day of the dark half. However, the main one – Maha Shivratri, is celebrated once a year; as it is the anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Usually, the annual one is celebrated by all the followers of Lord Shiva and Hinduism. But, the staunch devotees don’t let any month go without celebrating Shivratri. Every month, on the day of Shivratri, they observe fast, worship the Lord and Goddess. As Shivratri is celebrated every month, there are 12 Shivratris in a year. Shivratri coming under the month of Shravan is known as Shravan Shivratri.

The entire month of Sawan (Shravan) is considered auspicious and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hence, after Maha Shivratri, Shravan Shivratri is considered very auspicious.

You may like to read this: Sawan Somvar Vrat 2013
Sawan is about mesmerizing rain
As you must have noticed that we had mentioned above the significance of Sawan month. The month of Sawan is dedicated to Lord Shiva. So, obviously, you must be having many questions about this month. In that case, you may like to read this - About Sawan 2013 

At this place, we will give you all the information related to Sawan and Sawan Somvar.

As the Hindu month of Sawan coincides with the Gregorian month of August and we follow Gregorian calendar, you must be expecting something from the month of August; so that you can easily schedule your month. Hence, in order to ease you, we have collected everything about August 2013 here - August Vs Sawan: Important Events

For more details of Sawan, you may click here - Sawan: The Month of Love & Ecstasy

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sawan, The Month Of Love & Ecstasy, Has Come!

Sawan, the most ecstatic month, has arrived.
Sawan is the month, which makes you feel doped all the time in ecstasy of nature. Free from the braids of struggle with heat or cold, the body and soul stays relieved being showered in the mesmerising drops of rain. The month is neither so cold nor so hot. A moderate temperature, with cold breeze, along with the shower and sprinkle rain – the entire month is ecstatic...

As Hindu months are somewhat based on seasons, the month of Sawan is dedicated to monsoon. The shower from the sky cools down the earth after the burns of summer. Indeed, the each moment of Sawan or Shraavan month is beautiful, as every one of us knows the ecstasy of cool water after a burn. Tomorrow that is 22nd of July, the month of Sawan is commencing. So, we thought of adding some zest to your bliss.

The month of Sawan is worth celebrating. Entire month is in itself a celebration time. Then, how can someone let this beautiful part of the year go in vain? We won’t let this happen. Here, we will tell you everything about Sawan, including the important dates.

Sawan - The Monsoon Shower

AstroSage has brought you all amazing stuff on Sawan. The month of Shravan is not just about ecstasy and beauty of nature. Entire cosmos becomes blissful and the divine energies dances on the earth. This beautiful time is the best time period to experience the divine bliss. So, if you wish to know about this month from a religious angle, please click here - Shravan Month & Spirituality

Now, let’s look upto the next beautiful and renowned aspect of Sawan - Monday Fasts. You must have heard about the Monday fasts. Unmarried women keep this fast to get the man of their dreams. If these Monday fasts are followed with ultimate faith during the month of Shravan/ Sawan, the effect multiplies to zillion times as all the divine powers wander on Earth and activates during the ecstatic time of the month Sawan.

Shravan Ke Somvar [English]                                              श्रावण के सोमवार [हिन्दी]

Also, our astrologer, Pt. Hanumman Mishra explains you the glory of Shravan K Somvaar on AstroSage TV.

So, this was all about Sawan we had for you. Now, you have got a lot to cherish about this month other than the ecstatic rain. Don’t miss a single moment of this beautiful month and utilize the best of it. With this, we hope you have an amazing time ahead. Have a Happy Sawan!

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