New Delhi: Sawan month is considered to be the most auspicious month. Lord Shiva is worshipped during this month and the devotees observe fast on each Monday. As per Drik Panchang, the first Somwar fast is being observed on Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan i.e., today 18th July, 2022 by the lakhs of devotees of Lord Shiva.
During this month, devotees observe a fast every Monday, which is known as Shravan Somwar or Sawan Somwar. They also pray to Lord Shiva and seek his blessings. Many worshipers observe a fast of Solah Somvar or Solah Somvar from the first Monday of the month of Sawan. While Mondays are dedicated to Lord Shiva, all Tuesdays or Tuesdays in the month of Sawan are dedicated to Goddess Parvati. According to the Drik Panchang, the fast on Tuesday in the month of Sawan is called Mangal Gauri Vrat. Additionally, Sawan Shivratri and Hariyali Amavasya are other auspicious days of the month of Shravan.
Monday is the day, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and observing fast on Mondays in the month of Sawan is considered to be highly auspicious. The word ‘Somwar’ originates from the Sanskrit word ‘Soma’ means Chandra, the Hindu deity Moon and Lord Shiva wears crescent moon on his forehead that is why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Someshwara’.
The devotees observe Monday fasts to please Lord Shiva and seek his blessings. This time 4 Mondays will be occured in the month of Shravan. Some devotees observe ‘Solah Somwar’ (Sixteen Mondays) from the first monday of Shravan and continue it up to 16th Monday.
According to Hindu Scriptures Shravan month is important for unmarried women, who wish to get desired life partner. It is believed that those, who observe fast on Sawan Mondays, Lord Shiva bless them with happiness, health, wealth and desired wish fulfilment.