The auspicious month of Sawan, Shravan or Shraavana is considered as the holiest of months according to the Hindu calendar. The fifth month of Hindu Callender is dedicated to Lord Shiva and this year the holy month begins from July 23 and will last till August 22, 2018. Also Read - Sawan 2019: Know When Will Shraavana Start in North And South India; Check Dates, Significance, Importance, Mantras And Vrat
For many Hindus, the month of Shraavana is a month of fasting. Many Hindus will fast every Monday to Lord Shiva and/or every Tuesday to the Goddess Parvati. Fasting on Mondays of this month is known ‘Shravan Somwar’ or ‘Sawan Somwar Vrats’. Also Read - Mangala Gauri Vrat 2018: Date, Puja Vidhi And Significance of The Auspicious Day
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Since it is the most auspicious period, one can take advantage of it by performing Shravan Maas Shiva puja. During this month, the cosmos is supercharged with shiva tattvas (Shiva Elements) that purify the mind, the senses, the body and the self-soul through the rituals dedicated to Lord Shiva.
28 July (Saturday) First day of Shravana Month
30 July (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
06 August (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
13 August (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
20 August (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
26 August (Sunday) Last day of Shravana Month
This is utmost importance to individuals facing trouble in married life or unmarried ones seeking a perfect partner. Devotees should whole-heartedly offer prayers to Lord Shiva and carry out the Shravan Somwar Vrat Vidhi with purity. There are few mantras listed below to please Lord Shiva and seek the desired wishes.
Shiv Mantra (Panchakshari)
Om Namah Shivaya
One of the most powerful Hindu mantras, Om Namah Sivaya means “I bow to Shiva. Shiva is the supreme reality, the inner Self. It is the name given to consciousness that dwells in all.” Chanting Om Namah Shivaya 108 times every day helps in bringing peace, concentration and source of divine energy. It is believed to free the person chanting from all physical and mental ailments.
Shiva Gayatri Mantra
Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi
Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat
The translation of Rudra Gayatri Mantra is – “Om. Let me meditate on the great Purusha, Oh, greatest God, give me higher intellect, and let God Rudra illuminate my mind.” The benefits of chanting this mantra is it eliminates the fear of all kinds and keeps anxiety at bay. The powerful mantra also keeps the devotee free of all diseases and provides health and vitality.
Om Namo Bhagwate Rudraay: Rudra Mantra is recited to get the blessing of Lord Shiva and considered effective for the fulfillment of one’s wishes fast.