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Sawan Somwar 2019: First Monday Vrat Vidhi for offering prayers to Lord Shiva

Sawan Somwar 2019: First Monday Vrat Vidhi for offering prayers to Lord Shiva: The holy month of Sawan has already begun on 17th July this year and today the 22nd July is the first Monday of the holy month of Sawan 2019 (Sawan ka pehla somwar). The devotees of Lord Shiva across India have been lining up since early morning to offer prayers to their beloved Baba Bholenath. Being the first Monday of Sawan, today is the most auspicious day for all Shiva which according to Hindu mythology is known as the day of Lord Shiva. It is believed that anyone who offers prayers and special poojas such as Jal Abhishek etc, Lord Shiva fulfills her/his wishes.

Sawan Somwar Vrat 2019

Many devotees observe fast called the Sawan somvar vrat on this day. While some take a single meal during the day, others just take fruits in the whole day. While there are no set rules for worshipping Baba Bholenath, there is a special significance of ‘Jal Abhishek’ or offering water to Lord Shiva.

According to astrologers, this time the first Monday of Sawan begins in Muhurat, where fasting brings happiness, wealth, a healthy body and the desired life partner, as well as the death of a couple of times. While entire Monday is devoted to Lord Shiva, those offering special prayers must keep the shubh muhurats in mind. For today’s pujas, the shubh muhurat starts from 9:10 am and will end at 10:52 am. Shiva Bhakts must keep these days in mind for the upcoming important dates on which Monday is coming, during the month of Sawan viz.

Sawan Somvar Vrat Dates For Rajasthan, U.P., M.P., Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar

Wednesday, 17 July First Day Of Sawan Month
Monday, 22 July Sawan Somvar Vrat
Monday, 29 July Sawan Somvar Vrat
Monday, 05 August Sawan Somvar Vrat
Monday, 12 August Sawan Somvar Vrat
Thursday, 15 August Last day of Sawan Month

It is believed that Lord Shiva had taken poison during ‘Samudra Manthan’ to stop the destruction of the universe. Due to this reason, Lord Shiva’s throat turned blue and therefore, he is also called Neelkantha. It is said that in this month, the devotees offer Jal Abhishek to help Lord Shiva in fighting the after-effects of that poison. The devotees worship Lord Shiva and observe fast in the auspicious month of Sawan. In the period of Sawan, the Shiva devotees give up eating non-vegetarian food and consume nutrient-rich products.

May Lord Shiva fulfill all your wishes! Om Namah Shivay!