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Sawan ke Somvaar - The Vrat for getting the blessings of Lord Shiva
The fast on Somvar or Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The month of Shravan is very dear to Lord Shiva. So the Vrat on the Mondays that fall in the month of Sawan or Shravan is observed to get the blessings of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. The observing of the Vrat on Mondays in the month of Sawan is known as the Sawan Somvaar Vrat or Sawan ke Somvaar Vrat. When to start Sawan Somvar Vrat -
As the month of Sawan is very dear to Lord Shiva and it is dedicated to Him. In Hinduism the month of Shravan is considered as an auspicious month and it is also the month for the worship of Lord Shiva to get His blessings. This Vrat is started from the first Monday that fall in the month of Sawan and is observed till the last Monday. The process of Sawan Somvaar Vrat -
The person who observes Sawan Somvar vrat should get up early in the morning on Monday. After having a bath he/she should sit on piece of woolen cloth. And then closing the eyes he/she should meditate on Lord Shiva for a few minutes.The Mantra ' Om Namah Shivay ' should be chanted for at least 108 times. The visit to the Shiva temple, the offering Bel leaves and Abhishek of Lord Shiva have a special significance. Reading or listening to the katha attributed to this vrat is also fruitful. The vrati should eat food once a day. Thus this Vrat is observed for all the Mondays that fall in Sawan.. Some special Puja of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati is also observed on the last Monday.
The benefits of observing Sawan Somvar vrat -
The following are the benefits of observing Sawan Somvaar vrat -
> Sawan Somvaar vrat appeases Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati and the Vrati gets the blessings of them.
> Sawan Somvar vrat helps in getting the wishes fulfilled.
> The married women observe Sawan Somvar vrat for their happy married life.
> The unmarried girls get good and desired husband by observing the Sawan Somvaar Vrat.