Shravan Somvar

Shravan Somvar Vrat - Fasting on Mondays.

Mondays during shravan month is for fasting it is much more emphasised to observe like the shravan Somvar and karthikai somvar. According to skandha purana, on the Mondays of the month karthiki this vrata is observed. One of the name of Lord shiva is soma - saha uma. For the Lord someshvara Who wears the soma, the moon crescent on the matted hair, on the somavara day (Monday), this festival is observed.

After having bath pray to the Auspicious and Graceful Lord Shiva. During the day don't take any solid food. U can take Milk/ buttermilk/ fruit juice/ fruits . After 6'o clock in the evening pray to Lord Shiva and break ur fast and eat normal solid food (avoid onions and garlic) . Your fasting should start from 12 in the midnight and ends in the evening on monday. It is believed that one who fasts on all Monday of Shravan has all prayers from the heart answered. It is not necessary to undergo rigid practices. Even for this fast, different people may have different practises....e.g. some people may not have buttermilk or some may have specific mantras to be chanted. You can follow whatever gives you a peace of mind.

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