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. Continue reading Special Custom of Following the Shravan Somwar Ritual