Wishes, Mantras, Pooja Vidhi, Rules
Shravan Somwar Vrat 2021: According to the Hindu calendar, the month of Shravan is auspicious for seeking the blessing of Lord Shiva. It is said that whoever worships Lord Shiva with all his heart in Shravan will have his every wish fulfilled. They get blessings from Lord Shiva and find the life partner of their dreams.
Shravan Somwar or Sawan Somwar Vrats are all Mondays (Somwars) that occur during the month of Shravan and are considered very conducive to fasting. However, many followers begin fasting on the first Monday of the month of Sawan and continue for the next fifteen weeks, or Solah Somwar. Even married couples observe the Solah Somwar Vrat to ensure a happy marriage.
The whole month of Shravana is devoted to the worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in Hinduism.
Tuesdays of this month are dedicated to the goddess Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva. Every Tuesday of the month of Shravan, women fast and honor the goddess Parvati. Mangal Gauri Vrat is the name given to this vrat.
According to the panchang, the start of the month Shravan varies by fifteen days depending on the lunar calendar used in the region. The Shravan month begins fifteen days before the Amanta calendar in the Purnimant calendar, which is often used in the northern states of India.
Shravana Somavaram Vratam Dates: (North and South)
Dates Shravana (North) 1st: July 25, 2021, Sunday
Sawan Somwar Vrat Dates for Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand.
Premier Shravan Somwar Vrat: July 26, 2021, Monday
Second Shravan Somwar Vrat: August 2, 2021, Monday
Third Shravan Somwar Vrat: August 9, 2021, Monday
Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat: August 16, 2021, Monday
Shravana ends: August 22, 2021, Sunday
Dates Shravana (South) 1st: August 9, 2021, Monday
Sawan Somwar Vrat Dates for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Premier Shravan Somwar Vrat: August 9, 2021, Monday
Second Shravan Somwar Vrat: August 16, 2021, Monday
Third Shravan Somwar Vrat: August 23, 2021, Monday
Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat: August 30, 2021, Monday
Fifth Shravan Somwar Vrat: September 6, 2021, Monday
Shravana ends: September 7, 2021, Tuesday
What is Solah Somwar’s vrat, why is it important and what are the vrat rules? Continue reading to learn more.
What is Solah Somwar Vrat?
The Solah Somvar vrat is observed by unmarried people, especially women, to seek blessings from Lord Shiva and pray for an ideal husband. The Solah Somwar Vrat is also observed by married couples who encounter difficulties in their marriage. The vrat begins on the first Shravan Somwar (Monday) and lasts until the sixteenth consecutive Monday.
The importance of Solah Somwar Vrat:
According to tradition, people who observe the Solah Somwar Vrat are fortunate enough to have a great life partner and a happy married life.
Shravan Somwar Shiva Puja Vidhi:
- Brahma muhurta is the hour when you must get up (two hours before sunrise).
- Take a bath and put on new clothes.
- Do dhyana (meditation) first, then Sankalpa (make a commitment to sincerely observe Sawan Somwar Vrat).
- Cleanse the temple or altar of your house with Gangajal and purify it with the holy waters. After that, make all the necessary preparations for the Shodshopchar puja.
- Dhyana – By meditating on Mahadev, you can connect with your inner self.
- Asana – On the wooden platform or altar, lay out some raw rice or some Bel Patra. Then, with respect, place the idol of Lord Shiva or Shiva Linga on it.
- Padya – wash the feet of the Lord with water.
- Arghya – pour water on the face and hands of the Lord to cleanse them.
- Ahaman – drink water from your palm after offering it to God.
- Snana – give the Lord water to bathe. For the Abhishek, one can use water, milk, Gangajal, honey, curd, ghee, etc.
- Vastra – show the god a new piece of cloth.
- Yagnopaveeth – present the precious Janeyu and Akshat to the Lord.
- Gandha – offers Chandan dough.
- Pushpa – Datura flowers, white wreath flowers, Vilva leaves and other items are offered.
- Dhoop – offer incense sticks and dhoop.
- Deepam – a lamp made from sesame oil, mustard oil or ghee.
- Naivedhya – Offer bhog to the Lord (sattwic food preparations).
- Tabulam – Coconut, fruit, pan supari and Dakshina are among the ingredients of tabulam (species)
- Perform aarti.
- Pradakshina or Parikrama / Circumambulate – Get up on your feet and turn right side for Pradakshina or Parikrama / Circumambulation.
- Pushpanjali – give flowers and greetings.
- Kshama Prathana – Express your regrets to Lord Shiva for any mistakes you may have made throughout the puja.
Rules of Solah Somwar Vratam (following vegetarianism)
- On Monday, wake up early (ideally during Brahma Muhurat).
- Take a bath and put on cool clothes.
- After that, conduct Dhyana (meditation) and Sankalpa (make a commitment to sincerely observe the fast).
- Seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.
- On the day of the fast, stay celibate.
- It is totally forbidden to consume alcohol or cigarettes.
- Wheat, rice and lentils should not be eaten. Those who fast from sunrise to sunset, on the other hand, can have a full supper at night. Food grains, on the other hand, should be avoided.
- Milk, green vegetables, brinjal, onions, garlic, spicy dishes, and meat should all be avoided.
- Perform Shiva puja and / or Rudrabhishek, chant Shiva mantras and participate in charitable actions.
- Haldi (turmeric) and Kumkum / Sindoor should not be used during Abhishek (vermilion). Instead, use Chandan (sandalwood) paste.
- For puja, offer Gangajal, water, Vilva, Bel Patra, Datura fruits and flowers, raw milk, akshat, Chandan and vibhuti.
- Worship the wife of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and Vahana of Lord Shiva, Nandi.
- Offer your greetings, then do the Shiva aarti to complete the puja.
Here is a link to the Shiva Puja Vidhi. (Tips from Shravan Somvar Shiva Pooja: Follow these rituals for wealth, health, career, and a better lifestyle)
Shravan Somavar 2021 Mantras
Om Namah Shivaya
One of the most powerful Hindu mantras, Om Namah Sivaya, means âI bow to Shiva. Shiva is the supreme reality, the inner Self. This is the name given to the consciousness that dwells in everything. “Chanting Om Namah Shivaya 108 times a day helps bring peace, focus and a source of divine energy. It is believed to liberate the person who sings from all physical and mental ailments.
Shiva Gayatri Mantra
Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi
Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat.
The translation of the Rudra Gayatri Mantra is – “Om. Let me meditate on the great Purusha. Oh, greater God, give me a higher intellect, and let God Rudra enlighten my mind.” The benefits of chanting this mantra are that it eliminates fear of all kinds and keeps anxiety at bay. The powerful mantra also keeps the devotee free from all disease and provides health and vitality.
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UrvÄrukam-iva bandhanÄtmá¹tyormuká¹£Ä«ya mÄmá¹tÄt
Om tryambhakam yajamahe
mrityor mukshiya maamritat. “
Om. We salute and respect the Three-eyed Lord, who is fragrant and who nourishes and nourishes all beings. As the ripened cucumber (with the intervention of the gardener) is released from its stalk, we pray and ask you to kindly step away from the grasp of death and put us firmly on the path to salvation.