Shravan Somwar Vrat 2018
 

About 2018 Shravan Somwar Vrat 2018

According to the Hindu calendar, the month from mid-July to mid-August is called Shravan and all the fasts observed on Mondays in this month are known as Shravan Somawar Vrat. Vrat is the Hindi term of fast . It is a process in which devotees do not consume food or/and water on the days dedicated to the Gods they believe in, to show their dedication and to gain health and prosperity This month and all the Mondays are dedicated to Lord ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
and it is believed that offering prayers to Shiva in this period are happily accepted.

Legend

Samudhra Manthan took place in the month of Shravan. When various products came out of the ocean as the result of the efforts of Gods and demons alike, they were equally distributed among them. But one product which could not be accepted by either of the parties was Halahal. Shiva decided to drink the poison. It turned his throat blue and thus, he saved the universe from destruction. Therefore this month and the Somwar fasts are observed to honor him and to show him gratitude.

How to Observe a Fast

People wake up early in the morning and take bath, followed by performing purification rituals. They chant Shiva’s name throughout the day. Devotees visit the temples and offer prayers to GaneshaGaneshaGanesha
The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ...
, Shiva, ParvatiParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
and NandiNandiNandi
Nandi is one of the most iconic and famous characters of Hindu mythology. He is the vehicle of Shiva and also the gatekeeper of the abode of Shiva and Parvati. 
. The offerings can be made of white flowers, water, honey, milk, curd, sugar, clarified butter, clothes, rice, Bilva A Hindu’s sacred tree known as wood-apple whose leaves are mainly used to worship Shiva Linga but are also offered to other detiesleaves and sandalwood. People can also perform rituals with a Shiva Lingam at their homes. They first have to clean the place to perform rituals and then place the idols of Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha.

People observe fasts the whole day, although some people opt for partial fast and may consume fruits. They prefer wearing white clothes. Some end their fasts in the evening after praying to Shiva and some observe the fast for twenty four hours and consume food the next morning. People also distribute Prasad It is the sacred food that is distributed after an auspicious event or day after offering it to the Godson this occasion.Recitation of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra A group of sacred words chanted in order to gain something, be it materialistic pleasures or peaceful mindor ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ is considered very auspicious. Devotees can even read Shiva Purana. A sacred text dedicated to Lord Shiva and has the details of creation, preservation and destruction of the universe

Temples are often decorated with lights and flowers. People sing hymns in the praise of the deity. People might also prefer staying vigil throughout the night and keep reciting Shiva’s name and meditate. 

Benefits of Observing the Fast

People who observe this fast, gain wisdom and intellect. Couples who want to have a son or who are expecting a baby, also find these fasts significant. Unmarried girls observe this fast to please Shiva and gain a devoted husband like him. Wealth and prosperity can also be gained. Married ladies keep the fasts for the well-being of their husbands and their long life. These fasts are also known as Sawan Somwar Vrats.


 



 

 
 
 

Make a Donation

 
*for contribution in Indian Rupees, payment can be made through Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Net Banking, Cash Cards and Mobile Payments for most Indian banks through Instamojo® payment gateway.
 
 

Most Popular Indian Hindu Festival

 

All Hindu Festivals

 
 

Hindu Myths

Why do we not touch papers, books and people with the feet?Why do we not touch papers, books and people with the feet?read more
Why do we wear marks on the forehead?Why do we wear marks on the forehead?read more
Hindu Rituals - Why do we prostrate before parents and elders?Hindu Rituals - Why do we prostrate before parents and elders?read more
Why do we do Namaste?Why do we do Namaste?read more
Why do we have a prayer room?Why do we have a prayer room?read more
Why do we light a lamp?Why do we light a lamp?read more
5 common myths about Hindu5 common myths about Hinduread more
Significance of Hanging Lemon - Chili In Shops or Business PlacesSignificance of Hanging Lemon - Chili In Shops or Business Placesread more
Reason behind Not to sleep with our head towards NorthReason behind Not to sleep with our head towards Northread more
Myth Buster - The birth behind the War God KartikeyaMyth Buster - The birth behind the War God Kartikeyaread more
 
 
BROWSE BY CATEGORY
 
gst training
 
 
Top Rated Wallpaper
  • Maa annapurna karota shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with star effects
  • Maa mahakali jaintia shakti peeth blue color wallpaper
  • Maa mahakali jaintia shakti peeth multi color lighting wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Maa Manasa devi multi color wallpaper with background effects
  • Kali Mata Kalighat shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Kali Mata Kalighat shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth multi color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata vedagarbha kanchipuram shakti peeth sunlight wallpaper
  • Mata vedagarbha kanchipuram shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata lalitha devi prayag shakti peeth orange color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata kamakhya devi shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata mangala chandika devi Harsiddhi or Ujjain shakti peeth sunlight wallpaper
  • Mata mangala chandika devi Harsiddhi or Ujjain shakti peeth multi color wallpaper
  • Colorful Multicolor Radha and Krishna Holi Wallpaper
Top Viewed Wallpaper
  • Bhole baba smoking chillum of bhang
  • Shri sant gajanan maharaj beautiful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Bhagwan Swami Shree Samarth Maharaj wonderful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Mahant Yogi Adityanath wonderful HD wallpaper for free download
  • Angry Lord Shiva meditation stylish Hd Wallpaper with lighting effects for free download
  • Radha Soami Baba Gurinder Singh Ji HD Wallpaper
  • Lord shiva smoking chillum of bhang
  • Sant Shri Savata Mali awesome HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Baba Jaigurudev ji Maharaj colorful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Satguru Ravidass Ji Maharaj colorful HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Satguru Ravidass Ji Maharaj awesome HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Free Baba Gurinder Singh RSSB HD Wallpaper Images
  • Angry lord Shiva blue colour Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Radha Soami Satsang Beas Guru Baba Gurinder Singh stylish HD Wallpaper for free download
  • lord shiva angry tandav dance wallpaper
  • Maa Mansa Devi wonderful HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Mahayogi guru Gorakhnath ji Maharaj beautiful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Lord shiva drinking of bhang wallpaper
  • God Ganesha full HD beautiful wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Shri Dnyaneshwar Maharaj beautiful HD Wallpaper for free download