Fasting during this entire Sawan month is considered very auspicious. Waking up early morning, visiting the Lord Shiva temple, and offering a mixture of milk, ghee, yogurt, gangajal, and honey also known as Panchamrut along with Bilva leaves is a must. One can have milk and milk products, fruits and other fasting approved items during this time.
In Shravan Maas, people, who are ill or going through critical life threatening situations such as diseases or other health issues, perform the Maha Mrityunajy puja to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva in their lives. This puja is so powerful that it lengthens the lifespan of devotees and saves from life threatening circumstances.
The Mangal Gauri Vrata, which is regarded as one of the most rewarding Vratas or fasts is done during Sawan Month.
The Rudraksh which is symbolic to Lord Shiva is considered very auspicious as well. Devout devotees of Lord Shiva make sure to wear a Rudraksh during the auspicious time of Sawan Month to please him. Devotees also do japa with Rudraksh mala to please Lord Shiva.
Chanting the Maha Mrutyunjay Mantra along with Monday Fast Katha during this time of Shravan Maas is very important.
Following Eka Bhukta Bhojan or having a one single meal in a day or Nakhtha Vratam i.e., fasting during the day throughout Shravan Maas and having prasad or fruits at night on Sawan Month is highly rewarding and meritorious.
Some pujas to be performed in shravan month:
When Lord Vishnu incarnated as Lord Rama, he laid the foundation to the establishment of the Shiva Linga at Rameswaram, before crossing the sea. He performed the Rudrabhishek to seek blessings and express his devotion to Lord Shiva.
to Vedic texts, Rudrabhishek, i.e., worshipping Lord Shiva in his Rudra or angry form is considered the greatest
pooja of all times, especially if conducted during Shravan Maas. It can
help one attain prosperity and fulfil all desires.
Performing this puja on Sawan Month includes offering the Panchamrut, ie, a mixture of milk, sugar, honey, ghee, Gangajal, yogurt, bilva leaves, dhatura and other sacred items which are dear to Lord Shiva, while continuously chanting "Om Namah Shivay" and Fast Katha. This puja, observed in Shravan Maas is especially done to wash away one's sins or paap and for bringing prosperity, peace and happiness in one's house.
This puja and Fast Katha is performed once in a lifetime at the time of Shravan Maas (Sawan Month), to get the blessings of Lord Shiva in your life. It is considered the best remedy for all problems in life and to remove any negative effects of planets in birth chart and for success. Procedure of Rudrabhishek:
Lord Shiva is considered the
one of the main deities in Hinduism. Shravan Month or
Shravan Maas is dedicated to the
worship of Lord Shiva. According to
the Vedas, Lord Shiva is renowned
for his strong powers which his devotees admire, especially in the occasion of Shravan
Maas. It is said that one who
worships him Lord Shiva during Shravan Maas, experience major changes
in life. As per ancient mythology, Lord
Shiva is the "giver" also known as "Trayambaka Deva" or
the three-eyed God. He is also called Mahadev or one of the three Supremes. Lord Shiva is "the
destroyer", who removes all evil from the world. Worshipping Lord Shiva through the Maha Mrityunjay
Yagna and Vrat Katha can help one overcome various troubles in life.
As the name itself suggests that this Puja in Shravan
Maas has the ability to save one from critical situations
in life, even death. This Sawan Month
puja has the ability to save one from life threatening vibes.Why should one perform this puja?
Maha Mrityunjay mantra is one of the most powerful Lord Shiva ancient mantras originating from the Rig Veda. It is a mantra that has many forms and names. It is a form of Rudra mantra, ie, it worships the furious side of Lord Shiva. It is done to ensure a long and healthy life of the devotee or get rid of any prolonged sickness. People have experience miraculous effect after organizing and performing this Shravan Maas puja.
This mantra is not just used during the Shravan
Maas puja, it can be chanted anytime during day or night
or even when one is about to sleep. It improves focus and concentration, and
also brings mental peace and harmony. A person should concentrate on the centre
of his forehead between the eyes, also known as the third-eye position, and
chant this mantra. One can slowly feel an awakening in this area and positive
energy will surround him.
"Om Namah Shivay"
Mangal Gauri puja or Shravan Mangal Gauri Vrata, is regarded as one of the most rewarding Vratas or fasts, followed with Vrat Katha. It is performed during the month of Shravan Maas. It is an important Vrata observed by married and unmarried women in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and a few communities of Maharashtra. This vrata is performed for a long life of husband and a happy married life during Shravan Maas It is observed on Tuesdays or Shravan Mangalwar during the Shrawan Maas (the month of July-August) while performing various Vrat Katha.
This puja is dedicated to the worship of Goddess
Parvati or Gouri, with the intent that Goddess Gauri will bless the household
with prosperity, good health, and marital bliss. This vrata is performed by
women during the first five years of marriage and ends with chanting Vrat Katha.How to perform the Mangal Gauri Vrata?
The procedure for Mangal GauriVrata varies from region to region. Here are the things required to perform the puja:
Mangal Gauri avahan, Ganpati avahan mantra, Avahan mantra for all Gods and Goddess, Story and Aarti of Goddess Gauri, dhyaan, pushpanjali, and homam are performed in sequence. Special puja dedicated to Goddess Parvati is performed on Shravan Mangalwar and women dress up in traditional attire complete with mangalsutra, bangles, vermilion or sindoor, and flowers. This symbolic to staying a married women for their entire lives. The puja is done whilst reading Vrat Katha to ask for Goddess Parvati's blessings for a good married life, and a prosperous household.
The story goes: A
very long time ago, there lived a merchant named Dharampal. He was very wealthy
and had a beautiful wife. But they were very unhappy as they didn't have any
children. By a lot of puja and the grace of God, his wife gave birth to a son,
but he was short-lived as he was cursed to die of snake bite by the time he
turned 16. He was married before he turned 16 and was fortunately saved by his
wife whose mother observed the Mangal Gauri Vrata. The girl's mother, because
of her vrata and Monday Vrat Katha,
was blessed by a daughter who would never face widowhood. Hence, Dharampal's
son was saved and got a life of 100 years. Thus, all women observe this Shravan Maas puja for a long and
healthy life of husband.
Shravan Maas is the most important in Hinduism, it is the fifth month in the Hindu calendar and one of the holiest one. Almost, each day of this Sawan month is considered pious as it signs the blessings of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.7
A Dharanatra is hung over the Shiva Lingam filled with Holy water and milk, to continuously bathe the lingam, throughout the day and night during Shravan Maas. Lord Shiva devotees then offer Bilva leaves, holy water, milk and flowers, also known as Falam toyam and Pushpam patram to the Shiva Lingam every Monday and read Monday Fast Katha in Shravan Maas. Devotees fast until sunset and the Akhand Diya burns and continue chanting Monday Fast Katha throughout this time.
This period-Shravan Maas is considered very auspicious to the devotees of Lord Shiva and almost every one of them will be fasting either for the whole month or at least every Monday while reciting Monday Fast Katha of the Shravan Maas.All important festivals such as Naag Panchami, Janmashtami, Shivratri, Raksha Bandhan, Bodh Chaut, Randhan Chat, and Shitla satam fall during this auspicious month.
All important festivals such as Naag Panchami, Janmashtami, Shivratri, Raksha Bandhan, Bodh Chaut, Randhan Chat, and Shitla satam fall during this auspicious Sawan month.
According to the Puranas, the Shravan Month or Shravan Maas is very dear to Lord Shiva and his devotees. This month holds special significance to the worship of Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva devotees worship him with full dedication and do not forget to chant Monday Fast Katha.
Mantra chanting and Monday Fast Katha are also very important during this Shravan
Maas month; different mantras are chanted during different ceremonies,
followed by Monday Fast Katha.
These mantras hold special meaning and significance in Shravan Maas. Here are some of them:
One can chant any mantra of
Shiva or simply chant“Om Namah Shivay” after worshipping Lord Shiva by reading Monday Fast Katha, water
and Bilva leaves, as Lord Shiva is
the supreme power of the universe.
Offering prayers and reciting Monday Fast Katha to Lord Shiva during Shravan Maas (Sawan Month), through Maha Mrityunjay Yagna helps one overcome
relief from difficult situations in life.
Urwarukmivbandhanaan Mrityormuksheey Maamritaat”
Offering prayers and reciting Monday Fast Katha to Lord Shiva during Shravan Maas (Sawan Month), through Maha Mrityunjay Yagna helps one overcome relief from difficult situations in life.