2 days to go; the holy month of Sawan! All you need to know is here

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Sawan! The holy month is just 2 days far and the excitement among devotees could be seen all over the country. Sāwaṇ is the fifth month in the Nanakshahi calendar. This time as per the Hindu calendar, the month of Sawan will start from July 25, 2021, and will end on August 22, 2021. The holy month is dedicated to the supreme lord of the lord Mahadev, It is also the month of greenery, rain, devotion, and peacocks love to dance in Sawan.

This whole month of Sawan is said to be the finest month to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and devotees believe that during this month, the one who worships Lord Shiva with love and devotion, then all wishes of the devotee are fulfilled. Devotees from all around the country bring Kanwar and bless Shiva with Ganga water filled in that Kanwar.

There is a ritual of keeping a fast on every Monday of Sawan. There will be 4 Mondays in Sawan this year.

Each Monday that falls within the month of Sawan encompasses extraordinary importance. During the month of Sawan, the devotees keep the fast on Mondays (Somvaar vrat) while on Tuesdays, they keep the Mangala Gauri Vrat. to satisfy their supplications.
It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva by fasting all through the day on Monday satisfies all the wishes of Shiva devotees.

All four Shravan Monday Fast this year

1st Monday Fast- 26 July 2021, Monday
2nd Monday Fast- 2 August 2021, Monday
3rd Monday Fast- 9 August 2021, Monday
4th Monday Fast-16 August 2021, Monday

To keep a Monday fast devotees, take a shower early in the morning and undergo fasting by chanting Lord Shiva’s name. They, then put idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in their prayer room and worship them. After that, offer them Bel leaves, flowers, Datura, then light Diyas, Dhoops’s, and incense sticks in front of the idols. Chant Shivaya Mantra. Devotees also offer sixteen cosmetics (16 Shingaar) things to Mother Parvati.
It is believed that Ketaki flowers and Tulsi leaves should not be offered to Lord Shiva. At the end of the prayer, devotees read Shiva Chalisa and then offer Aarti.

Har Har Mahadev!

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