Special Custom of Following the Shravan Somwar Ritual

Shravan Somwar days start 2019

Indians are highly spiritual when it comes to following age-old significant customs. The Sharavan Somwar ritual is one of them, considered very auspicious for goddess Shiva. In the year 2019, this month usually starts from 17th July and is followed by a large number of people who buy a lot of puja kits from pooja stores, especially for this day.

According to the Tamil scriptures, it is known as “Avani” since it is the fifth month of the solar year. According to the Vedic astrology, the Shravan maas sets in when the sun enters the zodiac zone. The Lunar calendar narrates a different story- that the Shravan month begins on the day of the new moon day. On the remarkable occasion of the Full Moon or Purnima, the divine fragment of the sky is under the sovereignty of the celestial Shravan Nakshatra ( one out of the twenty-seven nakshatras). This is the reason it is called Shravan. Every single day of this month is auspicious since the devotees worship the humble lord Shiva or Shambhu. Optimistic prayers and notable Vedic rituals are performed in the temples of Lord Shiva to satisfy him dearly. This is a holy month since a lot of other festivities are also celebrated like Govasta, Shravani Purnima, Vara Lakshmi Vrata, Nagar Panchami, Raksha Bandhan, Kalkyavatara, Putradaikadashi etc. You can perform this by buying Indian puja items and puja kits for all festivals.


The holiness of this month has been glorified in several scriptures. Those who are the devotees observe some important austerities, prayers and fasts for the occasion of the Shravan month. This was the time when Lord Shiva had consumed the poisonous halahala which emanated from Samudra Manthan, one which is between the devas and the asuras. The quest is majorly for nectar (ambrosia). During the Manthan, the blue ocean produced a lot of valuable gemstones, cows, bows, the moon, conch, goddess riches etc. They were then taken up by the holy gods and destructive demons. Fourteen different types of gemstones appeared from the ocean which was divided among the Gods. When the deadliest poison emerged from the ocean, all of the important people cringed back fearing death or that it might destroy the universe. However, it was Shiva who courageously drank the poison to save the world which he loved the most. His wife, while seeing him gulp down the halahala, cut his throat to prevent the poison from going into his body. This is why his throat turned blue and he began to be called ‘Neelkantha’.

Customs Followed During this Month:-

A Shivratri during the Shravan month is known by the name of Sharavan Shivratri. Shivratri is the best time to meditate about Lord Shiva. During this instance, all the temples are decorated specially and uniquely with the help of online puja samagri. Lord Shiva is adorned with flowers, garlands and offered sweets and other delicacies to keep him peaceful and satisfied. On this say, some devotees also perform the Gangajal Abhishek – a ritual through which the respectable Ganges is honoured.

Here are Some of the Worships and Sacraments Performed on these Five Mondays on the eve of Shravan Somwar:-

Women Commit to the Long Life of the Husband:-

Married women commemorate their husbands by worshipping Lord Shiva so that they are blessed with long, healthy life and wholesome fortune. Those women who are unmarried and virgin also perform this fast to get the best husband. For the happiness of Shivaji, Maharasudras, short stories, surrenders are recited by the devotees, every veneration is done only on Monday. Some people take a dip in the holy waters of the river, construct a Shivling with soil and worship it.

Recital of the Shiv Puran:-

Listening and reading the Shiv Mahapurana is considered propitious and fortunate. In this month of Shravan, clothing can be donated, fasts are kept and prayers are sung. Some devotees also follow the tradition of food donation to the poor and the needy after they buy puja items online India.

Lighting up A Lamp Before the Shivling Statue:-

On the eve of Shravan Somwar, a lamp should be lit in front of the Shiva statue. A mantra should also be chanted at least 108 times.

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