Shravan Maas or Sawan Month is faithfully devoted to Lord Shiva is meant to be his dearest and the closest month among all. Lord Shiva loves Mondays and always loves to be worshiped especially on Shravan Somvar. He has been revered by his avid devotees by observing this vrat with proper puja rituals and other sacred ceremonies, the entire month. In 2019, Shravan Maas falls on 18th July and ends on 15th August.
Passionate worshipers of Lord Shiva pray to him during this Shravan Maas time and please him with every possible ways to get his blessings and boons in bulk. In this month, each Monday is called Shravan Somvar and the Monday Fast is Shravan Somvar Vrat which is considered extremely auspicious and important in every aspects.
Other than Sawan Somvar on which people enthusiasts also revere Lord Shiva on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and celebrate Shravan Mangalvar, Shravan Shukravar and Shravana Shaniwar.
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Shravan Somvar Dates in 2019
Shravan somvar vrat Dates for Northern States of India, which include, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttaranchal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand.
Thursday, 18 July – Start of Shravan Maas
Monday, 22 July
Monday, 29 July
Monday, 5 August
Monday, 12 August
Thursday, 15 August – End of Shravan(Sawan) Maas
Shravan somvar vrat Dates for Southern and Western States of India, which include, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Friday, 2 August – Start of Shravan Maas
Monday, 5 August
Monday, 12 August
Monday, 19 August
Monday, 26 August
Friday, 30 August – End of Shravan(Sawan) Maas
Significance Of Shravan Somvar
Sawan Month is all about Somvar Vrats. are observed in Lord Shiva temples throughout the time of Shravan Maas. People keep fasting until sunset and an Akhand Diya (Lamp) also burns in Shravan Maas.
Fasting on all Shravan Somvar is truly propitious especially for the unmarried women who are seeking a good husband for the marriage purpose.
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The person who is fasting on shravan somvar can have milk, curd and other milk products, fruits as well as other fasting items.
Taking an early morning bath during Monday Fast and chanting “Om Namah Shivay” with Rudraksh beads nine or one hundred and eight times are immensely favourable in the month of Shravan Maas.
Waking up early morning, the whole Sawan Month usually on Mondays and visiting the Lord Shiva temple, followed by offering a mixture of milk, ghee, yogurt, gangajal, and honey also known as Panchamrut along with Bilva leaves also known as Falam toyam and Pushpam patram to the Shiva Lingam are must rituals to be performed at the time of Shravan Maas (Sawan Maas).
At the time of Shravan Maas- Monday Fast, pursuing Eka Bhukta Bhojan or having a one single meal in a day or Nakhtha Vratam ie, fasting during the day and having prasad or fruits at night is highly rewarding and meritorious.
In the Lord Shiva Temples, a Dharanatra is hung over the Shiva Lingam filled with Holy water and milk, to continuously bathe the lingam, throughout the day and night in Shravan Maas or Sawan Maas.
These are not to be missed rituals and ceremonies to conduct and accomplish while observing shravan somvar vrat.
Keep in mind all these necessary points at the time of Somvar Vrat during Sawan Month and get blessed with happiness and prosperity along with all the worldly pleasures.