Things you must never do during Shravan Mass
Believers and followers of Hinduism, observe fifth month of the solar year as ‘Sharvan’, a holy month dedicated to spiritual practices and religious offerings to Lord Shiva.
As per English calendar, it begins during late July and ends in the third week of August. Shravan marks the onset of new moon and is beginning of Sun’s transition into Leo zodiac.
Shravan Somvar Vrat
Many Hindus during this month observe fasting, especially on Mondays, which are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are known as ‘Shravan Somvar Vrat’. Some even, observe fasts on Tuesdays, which was known as ‘Mangala Gauri Vrat’.
According to the legends mentioned in Hindu Vedas and Puranas, the holy month of Shravan is dedicated to worshipping Lord Shiva for success, marriage and prosperity.
Lord of Tantra
As Lord Shiva is also known as the God of Tantra, some followers consider performing ‘Totka or Tantra’ during this month, beneficial.
Month of Shravan is also considered auspicious and holy, due to many Hindu festivals falling within this month, like Krishna Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhan, Naag Panchami, and Teej.
This is the month, in which Lord Shiva grants boon to devotees, who repent for their mistakes and ask for success, evade negative energy, bad luck, etc. This is the period where one attracts the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
How to attract good luck n success
If you also wish to seek good luck and success, then here are some dos and don’ts to follow during the holy month of Shravan
Mentioned in Hindu religious texts, the following simple ways will help you achieve success and avoid bad luck and evil energies.
Early morning worship
It is advised that the person wakes up before sunrise, takes a bath and visit nearest Shiva temple. He/She must offer mixture of water and cold milk on Shivlinga with continuous chants of “Om Namah Shivaya.”
Bring home a Sidda Prada Shivlinga and religiously worship it on a daily basis, during the entire Shravan month. Bath it in cold milk and then wash it with cold water, clean it and offer Bilva leaves and mishri.
Regularly visit a lake, pond, or any river source with aquatic life and feed them flour dough balls. While feeding the fish, keep thinking of Lord Shiva. It is said, doing this would enhance financial situation.
For those experiencing health issues, chanting ‘Mahamrityunjay Jap’ daily for 108 times, is beneficial. Those who can manage can also perform ‘Mahamrityunjay Havana’ every Shravan Somvar.
If facing problems in marriage life, or delayed marriage, then one must regularly offer saffron milk to Shivalinga. It is believed that all relationship hurdles are warded after this, and the individual gets a blessing from Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Feeding fresh green grass to cows, buffalo (specifically) during the Shravan month attracts prosperity and opens opportunities for success.
For continued peace and prosperity in your home, feed the poor every day. It also offers peace to ancestor’s soul.
It is advised to not do certain things , as it will not only attract negative energies, but also chase off peace and prosperity away from your home.
Non-veg and alcohol
Refrain from eating non-vegetarian food during the Shravan month and avoid consumption of alcohol
Do not kill snake during Shravan month. Snakes are considered a beloved entity to Lord Shiva.