“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it”; Spiritual & Mythological significance of the Shravan month!


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Shravan month is very holy and a very beautiful time to receive the blessings of Lord Shiva. Special results are obtained in this month by worshiping Shiva. In this month, all our Jyotirlingas have a great ancient and mythological tradition of special worship, archana and rituals. Along with Rudrabhishek, the recitation of Mahamrityunjaya and the special worship of Kaal Sarp Dosha are important times.
Shiva’s fast is observed every Monday in the month of Shravan. Every day in this month one chapter of Skandha Purana must be read. Shri Ramcharitmanas should be completed in this month. This month is considered to provide the desired fruit of desire.

Fasting is done on Mondays of this month. Some devotees observe a fast for 16 Mondays. Tuesday fast in Shravan month is called Mangla Gauri Vrat. Fasting Mangala Gauri in Saavan is beneficial for girls whose marriage is getting delayed. In the month of Savan, Sawan Shivaratri and Hariyali Amavas also have their own different significance.

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During this period, the marriageable girls fast on Mondays of the month of Savan to get the desired groom.In addition to Lord Shankar, the Shiva family i.e. Mata Parvati, Karthikeya, Nandi and Ganesh ji are also worshiped. Fasting on Monday is considered best.

Shiva worship method in Shravan month:

On the full moon day of the month of Shravan, the name of the month became Shravan and it should be worshipped every day.

But due to the arrival of Lord Shiva in Kailash in the month of Shravan and the worship of Lord Shiva in the month of Shravan, all the worship performed is fruitful.
The eighth chapter of the Patala section of the Padma Purana says about the Jyotirlingas, that the person who visits these Dwadash Jyotirlingas has their wishes fulfilled. The splendor of heaven and salvation is obtained by whose grace.

Kashi is the weight of the city of Vishwanath at one tip of Shiva’s trident. It is described in the Puranas that even after the Holocaust, there will be no damage to Kashi.

Many festivals and festivals related to Shiva are celebrated in India. Shravan month also has its special significance in them. In the entire month, there are four Mondays, one Pradosh and one Shivaratri, these yoga together in the month of Shravan. Therefore, the month of Shravan is more fruitful. Shivamootha is offered on the Shivling on every Monday of this month.

Bilvapatra is more important in Shiva worship. Due to Shiva’s poisoning, Jalabhishek is performed by Shiva devotees with a stream of water on Shiva’s forehead. Shiva Bholenath has blessed the Ganges.
Ashutosh Lord Shankaraki Puja has special significance in Shravan month.
Earthly Shiva Pujaka has special significance in Shravan. Therefore, every day or every Monday, Pradosh must be worshiped Shivapuja or earthly Shivapuja.

Shiva-Parvati and Nandi are worshiped along with the worship of Shri Ganesha at the temple shrine or home after bathing meditation in the morning on Monday fast. On this day, Lord Pashupatinath made water, milk, curd, honey, ghee, sugar, janeu, sandalwood, roli, bel patra, cannabis, dhatura, incense, lamp and Dakshina as well as fodder or flour pinni for Nandi as Prasad. Is worshiped. In the night, Googles, including ghee and camphor, perform incense aarti and praise Shiva glory. The same procedure is followed on almost all Mondays of Shravan month. In this month, there is also a law to conduct a short text, Mahaudra or Adhudra.

Monday fast is effectual:

In the scriptures and Puranas, Shravan Monday fast is called Amogha Falda. The fasting of Shravan Mondays to married women brings happiness, prosperity and respect in the family, while this fast for men leads to improvement in work-business, success in education

Mythological Significance of the Shravan Month:

This holy month is really special and sacred at the same time. Therefore, you should know about the legends behind it. Therefore, we are here to tell you the two mythological stories that must be heard in Sawan.

First mythology:

Along with Lord Shiva, Lord Parshuram is also worshipped during this month as he is the one who runs the tradition of Kavad. During this month, Lord Parshuram worshipped his deity regularly by filling Ganga water in Kavad and offering this water to the Shivling by carrying it to the Shiva temple.

This was done on Monday’s and Lord Shiva is especially fond of ‘Sawan ka Somwar’. This is why Mondays during the month of Sawan are of utmost importance.

It is also said that Lord Shiva’s fast and worship started in this month only due to Lord Parshuram. Worshipping Lord Ashutosh with Ganga water and Panchamrit during this month will help you achieve coolness.

Second mythology:

The second story is about the time when Sanat Kumaras asked Lord Shiva that why is he loved and worshipped especially in the month of Sawan. This is when Mahadev told them that before sacrificing her body with yoga power in her father Daksha’s house, Goddess Sati pledged to marry Lord Shiva in her every birth.

In her second birth, Goddess Sati was born as the daughter of Himavan and Mainavati by the name of Parvati. She fasted in the month of Sawan and got married to Lord Shiva and led a happy life with him. This is when the month of Sawan became significant for Lord Shiva.

Shravan somwaar katha:

Once upon a time, a rich moneylender used to live in a village. He had everything except for a child, thus, he was worried about the same. In order to get a son, he used to fast every Monday as well as visit Lord Shiva and Parvathi temple to worship them.

Seeing his dedication, Parvathi asked Lord Shiva to grant him his wish. Lord Shiva blessed him with a baby boy but on the condition that he will only live for 12 years. Only the moneylender knew about this condition and everyone else was overjoyed with the birth of the baby.

In his 12th year, the moneylender sent his son to his uncle’s place for studies and told both of them to worship Lord Shiva and offer yagna. He also worshipped Lord Shiva with full dedication.

On the way to his uncle’s house, the boy came across a wedding where the groom had a defect in his eyes. Therefore, the boy married the bride who was the daughter of a rich man. One fine day when his uncle was preparing for yagna and offerings to the Brahmins, the young boy fell ill and as this was his 12th year, he died.

Seeing the young boy dead, his uncle got worried, however, he completed the yagna and upon seeing this, Lord Shiva got pleased. As a result of their devotion, Lord Shiva granted the boy his life. The young boy along with his wife lived happily ever after.

After this incident, the family’s devotion towards Lord Shiva increased and they thanked him for his great blessing.

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