Shravan, which is popularly known as “Sawan” or even “Avani” in Tamil Nadu, will finally begin from Monday. The festival has a special relevance to Lord Shiva and his spouse Goddess Parvati and it is believed that worshipping them in Shravan will help their devotees get salvation or “Moksha”. To seek Lord Shiva’s blessings, people also observe fast and chant special mantras to impress him. In Shravan, many devotees observe fast on every Monday, ‘Sawan Somwar’, in Shravan to seek Lord Shiva’s blessing. Generally, the month of Shravan is observed in July and August. Shrava, which is the fifth month according to the Hindu calendar, will begin from July 6 and continue till August 3 in Northern States of India, which include, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttaranchal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Uttrakhand, This region follows Purnimant calendar (the month begins with the Purnima or the full moon).
Shravan Month 2020 Dates for Southern and Western States of India, which include, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. This region follows the Amavasyant calendar (the month begins from Amavasya or the New Moon).Starts from 21st july to 19th August 2020.
Shravan is considered as one of the holiest auspicious months in the Hindu religion. The Shravan Maas is auspicious for worshipping Lord Shiva, who is also known as ‘Shambhu’, and his wife Goddess Parvati. It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva on this day will help people get salvation and therefore special prayers are organised in temples to please him.
In the month of Shravan, various other festivals like Naga Panchami, Shravani Purnima, Vara Lakshmi Vrata, Govatsa, Raksha Bandhan, Kalkyavatara, Putradaikadashi and Rishi Panchami are celebrated.
What is the importance of worshipping Lord Shiva in this month?
According to legends, Samudra Manthan – churning of the ocean by the devatas and asura – to get Amrit was started in this month. However, during the process, ‘halahala’ or poison was also churned out which started destroying all kinds of life forms on earth. To stop this, the Gods and the demons prayed to Lord Shiva who then drank that poison and saved the world. Therefore, Lord Shiva is worshipped in the month of Shravan as a gesture of gratitude.
What is the benefit of worshipping Lord Shiva in Shravan?
It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva on this day will help his devotees seek salvation. However, according to some legends, it is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva on Sawan Maah by unmarried women will help them get a suitable spouse. Therefore, unmarried women observe 16 Somvar vrat on the first Monday of the Shravan month every year to find a suitable and deserving life partner. Thus to worship Lord Shiva on this day, his devotees observe fast and offer milk, water, and bilva leaves to the almighty. Rudraksh Wearing In Shravan Massam
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Why Rudraksha is so significant?
Apart from having a significant spiritual importance, Rudraksha beads are also used as medicine in Ayurveda for both as preventive and curative practices.
Extensive studies have been done on various aspects of Rudraksha and its effects on the human body. It is found that Rudraksha beads are electromagnetic in nature when worn around the chest, they enhance and align with our own body field. The metal components like radium, copper, manganese, iron, gold, and silver are present in alkaloid forms in the beads and react in a positive manner when they come in contact with the skin. Rudraksha seeds are bipolar seeds. Higher the Mukhi count, higher the circles of magnetism. Rudraksha helps in increasing the magnetic field of wearer’s body as it helps in combating diseases and aging.