While the Northern states in India are now in the center of the of Shravan month, which started in specific states on July 25, the promising Shravan Maas in the Southern and Western pieces of the nation, including Maharashtra, will start from today (August 9). Sawan, or Shravan, is the fifth month of the sun based year in the Hindu schedule. Shravan holds extraordinary importance as it is the primary month of Chaturmas, the sacred time of four months—Shravan, Bhadrapada, Ashwin and Karthik. This day is particularly huge for the aficionados of Lord Shiva, since the whole month is committed to him. The adherents of Lord Shiva love him and notice quick on Mondays, called Shravan Somwars. During the month, Lord Shiva is revered ordinarily according to Vedic ceremonies. Revering Lord Shiva as Lingam is quite possibly the most fundamental parts of Shiv pujan in Shravan.
It is accepted that in the period of Shravan the whole universe is accused of Shiva tattvas (Shiva components) that sanitize the brain, detects, body and soul. Furthermore, through the ceremonies devoted to Lord Shiva, one can purge and intend to accomplish authority over his/her five tattvas.
As per Hindu folklore, the memorable Samudra Manthan, the beating of the sea milk, was done in the period of Shravan. And keeping in mind that Gods and Demons were stirring the sea to acquire the nectar, alongside 14 devout things, Halahal, the deadly toxic substance, emerged from the sea. Also, since the toxic substance been able to obliterate everything, Lord Shiva put away the toxin in his throat, which turned his throat blue, that is the way he procured the name Neelkanth. Also, in a bid to tame the solid effect of toxic substance and alleviate Shiva’s aggravation, Gods offered him the sacred water from the Ganges. It is accepted by offering water to shiv lingam, the effect of toxic substance is subdued. That is the reason offering water to Shiva Lingam in Shravan is considered devout. It is likewise accepted that in the period of Shravan, Goddess Parvati did repentance and abstained for a whole month to please and wed Lord Shiva.
Individuals who notice Shravan follow a sattvic way of life and enjoy otherworldliness. Each Monday, they visit Shiva sanctuary where they wash the lingam with panchamrit and sacred water, the custom is called ‘Abhishek’. They then, at that point enhance the lingam with blossoms, offer bilwa leaves, bhasma and Rudraksh dabs. Aficionados light up diyas and perform aartis in the honor of Lord Shiva. Reciting Shiva Mantras for the duration of the day or multiple times is likewise a significant custom followed by the worshippers.
The heavenly month of Shravan (additionally spelt as Sawan or Savan) has started according to the Purnimant schedule. Those after the Amavasyant schedule will commend this month after a fortnight. In any case, individuals hailing from most North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana and so on, follow the Purnimant schedule. Hence, the merriments start today. During this month, on Mondays, both male and female aficionados of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati notice a day-long quick known as Sawan Somwar vrat, while some likewise quick on Tuesdays (Mangala Gauri Vrat) to pay regard to Devi Parvati.
What is Solah Somwar Vrat?
Unmarried individuals, principally ladies, notice the Solah Somvar vrat to look for Lord Shiva’s favors and appeal to God for an optimal spouse. Be that as it may, wedded couples, who have a disturbed marriage, likewise keep the Solah Somwar Vrat. The vrat starts on the primary Shravan Somwar (Monday) and proceeds till the sixteenth continuous Monday.
Why is it important to fast during Solah Somwar
The solah somvar vrat turns out to be the most mainstream vrat noticed for 16 continuous Mondays to intrigue the god and look for his gifts. This quick can be seen by anybody, who needs to revere Lord Shiva. In any case, it is significantly seen by unmarried ladies, who deal with issues in getting hitched to their ideal soul mate. This solah somvar vrat starts from the principal Monday of Shravan month proceeds till about four months. Similar as different diets, fans offer petition, follow ceremonies and recount the solah somvar vrat katha.
Fasting Procedure of Solah Somwar Vrat
The solah somvar vrat is exceptionally simple to follow. One should take a promise to follow the vrat for 16 Mondays with an unadulterated heart and commitment. The vrat starts with getting up promptly in the first part of the day and cleaning up. Then, at that point sorting out the puja smagri and the fixings needed for the puja. Then, at that point you can visit the sanctuary, where the god is set, or on the other hand in case you are doing the puja at home. You should start with cleaning the symbol by pouring water and setting the fundamentals of puja. Then, at that point adorning the image with blossoms and diyas. Then, clean the raised area and light the light with gingelly oil.
Then, at that point serenade and offer supplications with blossoms to Lord Shiva. Then, at that point you can end the puja by offering betel leaves, nuts, coconut, leafy foods sweet dish. It is acceptable on the off chance that you can set up the sweet dish at home. Then, you should present the 16 somvar vrat katha and finish up the puja with an araati. Then, at that point in the evening lighting, a light around Lord Shiva is fundamental. One should keep quick for the duration of the day and can eat prasad and natural products after fulfillment of puja.
Solah Somwar Vrat Rules
- Rise early (ideally during Brahma Muhurat) on Mondays.
- Wash up and wear clean garments.
- Then, at that point, do Dhyana (contemplate) trailed by Sankalpa (make a vow that you would earnestly notice the quick).
- Look for Lord Shiva’s endowments.
- Keep up with chastity upon the arrival of fasting.
- Try not to devour liquor or tobacco is completely disallowed.
- Utilization of wheat, rice, beats isn’t suggested. Be that as it may, those noticing the quick from dawn to nightfall can have a total dinner around evening time. In any case, food should grains are stayed away from.
- Keep away from milk, verdant vegetables, brinjal, onion, garlic, hot food sources and meat.
- Perform Shiva puja or potentially Rudrabhishek, serenade Mantras devoted to Lord Shiva and take part in foundation exercises.
- While performing Abhishek, don’t utilize Haldi (turmeric) and Kumkum/Sindoor (vermillion). All things being equal, use Chandan glue (sandalwood).
- Offer Gangajal or water, Vilva or Bel Patra, Datura leafy foods, crude milk, akshat, chandan, vibhuti for the puja.
- Do love Goddess Parvati (Lord Shiva’s partner) and Nandi (Lord Shiva’s Vahana).
- Peruse the Sawan Somwar Vrat Katha.
- Offer your greetings and close the puja by playing out the Shiva aarti.