Sawan Somwar, also referred to as Shravan Somwar, started on July 14 and can finish on August 12, this yr. It is an auspicious month for the devotees of Lord Shiva as he holds nice significance within the Hindu neighborhood. The first Somwar (Monday) is at the moment on July 18, whereas the final Monday will fall on August 8.
Sawan is especially essential to Lord Shiva worshipers who quick each Monday for the complete month with a view to receive the lord’s blessings. Unmarried girls obey this quick with a view to discover the life associate of their selection. The devotees have the choice of fasting through the first 4 to 5 Somwars of the Sawan month, or for as much as sixteen Mondays.
Listed beneath are a number of the Dos and don’ts to bear in mind in case you might be planning to maintain a quick throughout this auspicious time:
One should swear to watch the quick truthfully and cling to all rituals diligently. After making the dedication, one should get up early, take a shower, clear the home, and sprinkle Gangajal earlier than the sthapana of Lord Shiva’s idol or image within the northeast path of the home. Following this, carry out the Aarti.
Ingredients required for the pooja are– water, milk, sugar, ghee, honey, curd, vastra, dakshina and Mewa, bhaang, laung, elaichi, kamal gatta, prasad, dhatoora, bel patra, flower, uncooked rice, panchamrit, janeyu and chandan.
Those who’re fasting are solely permitted to devour vrat meals (particular meals for fasting) as soon as within the night.
One mustn’t devour milk and non-veg along with alcohol throughout this month. The use of ketki flower and turmeric is prohibited whereas worshiping the Lord. People holding the quick also needs to keep away from garlic, brinjal, masoor dal in addition to onion of their meals.