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What is the procedure for Sixteen Monday Fasting?


Category: Religious | Posted :Friday, July 22, 2016

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What is the procedure for Sixteen Monday Fasting?
 
Shravan Somvar Vrat (First Monday of Shravan Month) is 25th Monday, 2016
 
The starting day of the Shravan week, Monday is considered as a very important day dedicated to Lord Shiva. The devotees at ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
temples on Monday get the blessings of the merciful Lord, who can remove all the difficulties and fulfill all the wishes. Sixteen Monday fast is one of the most popular Vrat observances in Hindus dedicated to Lord Shiva. Being the supreme Lord of Shiva, the devotees follow the fasting over Sixteen consecutive Mondays, which is also known as ‘Solah Somvar Vrat’.
 
Monday Fast is for Married and Unmarried Women
 
Anyone, who is eager of getting the blessings of Lord Shiva can keep this Sixteen Monday Vrat. This fast is especially recommended for those who are facing problems in their married life and also those who are looking to get married for the desired life partner. It is recommended to begin the sixteen Monday fasting on the first Monday of Shravan Month (July - August). The fast consists Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are deadto Shiva and listening to ‘Solah Somvar Vrat Katha’.
 
How to Observe Sixteen Monday Fasting?
 
1 - It is expected that the devotees must keep their heart pure, full of devotion.
2 - Wake up very early in the morning on the day of fast (Monday) and take a bath and go to the Puja room and start the Puja to Lord Shiva picture or idol or a Shivling.
3 - Clean the altar, light the lamp with the help of gingelly oil. Decorate the idol or picture with Chandan and flowers. Chant Lord Shiva's names and offer flowers.
4 - At the end of the Puja, offer betel leaves, nuts, coconut, fruits and the sweet dish that you have prepared at home.
5 - Listen to the 16 Somvar Vrat Katha and conclude the Puja with the waving of camphor and prostrating before the altar.
6 - After the Puja, you need to keep fasting for the whole day. You might continue your regular routine, Whether it is household tasks or going to the office.
7 - In the evening, light the lamp in front of the altar and offer some Prasad It is the sacred food that is distributed after an auspicious event or day after offering it to the Godsto Lord Shiva. After the evening Puja, you can partake the Prasad It is the sacred food, first offered to Gods and then distributed among devoteesand some fruits if you want. 
 
Click here to read and view complete Monday Fasting Vidhi Vedio
 
In this way, the Vrat observance has to go on for sixteen Mondays.
 


 

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