Sawan Somwar 2022: Do's and don'ts while worshiping Lord Shiva, click here to know!
Sawan Somwar, also known as Shravan Somwar, started on 14th July and will end on 12th August this year. It is an auspicious month for the devotees of Lord Shiva as he is of great importance in the Hindu community. The first Monday (Monday) will fall on 18th July while the last Monday will fall on 8th August.
Sawan is especially important for the worshipers of Lord Shiva who observe fast every Monday throughout the month to seek the blessings of the Lord. Unmarried women observe this fast to get the life partner of their choice. Devotees have the option of fasting during the first four to five Mondays of the month of Sawan or till sixteen Mondays.
If you are planning to observe a fast during this auspicious time, then it is important to know about the dos and don'ts.
What to do:
One should take an oath to observe the fast sincerely and follow all the rituals diligently. After making the resolution, one should wake up early, take a bath, clean the house and sprinkle Gangajal before setting up the idol or picture of Lord Shiva in the North-East direction of the house. After that do aarti.
The materials required for the worship are water, milk, sugar, ghee, honey, curd, clothes, Dakshina and dry fruits, cannabis, clove, cardamom, lotus gutta, prasad, datura, bel leaves, flowers, raw rice, panchamrit, janeu and Sandalwood
Those observing the fast are allowed to consume Vrat food (special food for fasting) only once in the evening.
What not to do:
Apart from alcohol, milk and non-vegetarian should not be consumed this month. The use of Ketaki flowers and turmeric is prohibited while worshiping the Lord. People observing the fast should avoid garlic, brinjal, lentils as well as onions in their diet.