Significance and benefits of Shravan somwar vrat
Noida : The auspicious month of Shravan, also known as ‘Sawan’ begins July 6 as per the Purnima calendar and will go on till August 3.
There will be a total of 5 ‘Shravan Somwar vrats’ in the month and they will fall on the following dates - July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 and August 3.
The pious month is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as the ‘Shravan Maas’ is known for the ‘somwar vrat’. Devotees fast on every Monday during Shravan month. The month of Shravan is the fifth month in the Hindu calendar and is solely dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
The devotees of Lord Shiva will observe fast on every Monday of this month. These fasts are known as Shravan somvar vrat. The devotees offer milk, water and bilva leaves to Lord Shiva.
By observing these fasts, people express gratitude to Lord Shiva for granting them success and prosperity.
It is also believed that those who observe a somwar vrat sincerely, get showered with Lord Shiva's blessings and love.
Although there are various benefits of keeping a vrat on Shravan somwar.
It may be mentioned here that the month of Shravan is associated with the Samudra Manthan chapter in the ancient holy texts, the devotees express their gratitude to Lord Shiva by taking part in Kanwar Yatras.
Unmarried women observe these fasts to get a life partner of their choice. As Mata Parvati also performed intense penance to please Lord Shiva.
While the married couples can settle marital dispute, if any, by keeping a vrat.
And talking scientifically, fasting is one of the natural methods of removing toxins from the body. However, Shravan is the second month of the monsoons. It is during the rainy season that people contract a variety of diseases, so it is essential to eat right and detoxify the body.