According to the Hindi calendar, the month of Sawan is the fifth month of the Hindi month. According to the Hindu calendar, the month of Sawan is starting on 25 July 2021 and will end on 22 August 2021. There will be a total of four Mondays in this month. This entire month is considered to be the best month to worship Lord Shiva. It is believed that in this month all the wishes of the devotee who worships Lord Shiva with devotion, Lord Shankar fulfills them. The month of Sawan is very dear to Lord Shiva. That is why Shiva devotees bring kanwar in this month and anoint Shiva with the water of Ganga filled in that kanwar.
Sawan Somvar Vrat
In Hinduism, Monday in the month of Shravan also has a special significance. The devotees keep the fast of Sawan Monday for the fulfillment of their wishes. It is believed that by worshiping Lord Shiva by keeping a fast for the whole day on Monday, all the wishes of Shiva devotees are fulfilled. There will be 4 Mondays in this month which are as follows.
First Shravan Monday fast – 26 July 2021, Monday
Second Shravan Monday fast – 2 August 2021, Monday
Third Shravan Monday fast – 9 August 2021, Monday
Fourth Shravan Monday Vrat-16 August 2021, Monday
Sawan Somwar Vrat Pooja Method
Those who observe fast on Sawan Monday, take a bath early in the morning and take a vow of fast remembering Lord Shiva. After that install the idol of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati and worship them. After that, offer them Bel leaves, flowers, Datura etc. and light incense, lamps and incense sticks in front of them. Chant Om Namah Shivaya Mantra. Offer sixteen makeup items to Mother Parvati. It is believed that Ketaki flowers and Tulsi leaves should not be offered to Lord Shiva. At the end of the worship, recite Shiv Chalisa and Shiv Aarti.