The fifth month of Hindu calendar is known as Shravan or Sawan Maas (month). Sawan is the month of monsoon and this month add the four moons in nature’s beauty. It is the time of rain, freshness, and fun.
Sawan Shivratri 2017: Reason and Significance of Fasting
Holiest Mondays of the year 2017, Sawan Somvar is no more a mystery. The Shravan or Sawan Month is mostly concerned to Lord Shiva. Sawan Somwar is one such day when you can receive the eternal blessings of Lord Shiva, especially for marital bliss.
Sawan month or Shravan month holds a great significance and is considered to be the most sacred month, according to Hindu mythology. This month is blessed with the blessings of different gods, especially Lord Shiva.
Mostly the Hindu Women used to fasting on every Monday of Sawan month which is also known as 16 Somwar. The reason of fasting on 16 Mondays of Sawan is for the marital bliss. The Hindu mythology has a strong belief that the Shrawan Somwar is extremely beneficial for the unmarried girls. It has been believed that the girls who are fasting Somwar will get the spouse of their choice. They worship the statue of Lord Siva which is very sacred and known as Shiva Linga.
People get to indulge in the following activities during the Sawan month:-
- They used to get up early in the morning and take a holy dip. Firstly they worship to Lord Ganesha and then Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. They bow their head before these three God and Goddess.
- As we said earlier that the whole month is dedicated to Lord Shiva The offering of Bael leaves (Aegle marmelos), honey, milk, butter, yogurt, and jaggery (Panchabhutas) is performed to the Shiva Linga.
- Most of the devotees used to wear the Rudraksha Mala.
- They used to read the Solah Somwar Vrat Katha.
- They abandon all the regular food items and instead of that they used to take Sravan Vrat are potato chips, fruits, Sabudana Khichdi (sago hotchpotch).