Shravan Month is the fifth month of the Hindu schedule. This whole month is devoted to the revering of Lord Shiva and imploring him during this time satisfies him without a doubt. Many individuals observe fast the whole Sawan Month and go to the Shiva Lingam consistently. They likewise coordinate different puja and different services to if it’s not too much trouble, Lord Shiva and to get his favors.
Shravan Purnima or the full moon day in Shravan maas is harmonized with the Nakshatra or birth star of Lord Vishnu or Shravan Nakshatra and is in this way called Sawan Maas. In this month each Somvar or Monday is called Shravan Somvar and is considered exceptionally favorable. All Mondays in Shravan month are commended in Lord Shiva sanctuaries. A Dharanatra is loomed over the Shiva Lingam loaded up with Holy water and milk, to consistently wash the lingam, for the day and night. Ruler Shiva enthusiasts then, at that point offer Bilva leaves, sacred water, and milk and blossoms, otherwise called Falam toyam and Pushpam patram to the Shiva Lingam each Monday all through Sawan Month. Lovers fast until dusk and the Akhand Diya consumes all through this time.
Lehgends and Mythology of Shravan Month
According to old Hindu folklore the Samudra Manthan or the agitating of the ocean was the joint exertion of the Gods (Devatas) and the devils (Danavs). As indicated by age-old legends, the blessed Shravan maas was the one during which the Gods and Demons chose to stir the sea to choose who among them was the most grounded. This was done to satisfy Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of abundance. Furthermore so she would compensate them with the nectar from the sea. The Gods and devils had consented to share the nectar similarly among themselves. Snake Vasuki, who is portrayed on Lord Shiva’s neck and Sumeru Parvat was utilized for the Manthan.
It is said that 14 sorts of devout things emerged from the sea. A countless measure of diamonds and gems alongside the toxic substance (Halahal) emerged from the ocean. Be that as it may, the evil presences and the Gods were uncertain of how to manage the toxic substance, as it been able to obliterate everything. Ruler Shiva then, at that point acted the hero and put away this toxin in his throat, which became blue. Consequently, procured the name Neelkanth. Ruler Shiva offered life to everybody in this world by drinking the damaging toxic substance, this is the reason this whole month is devoted to him and is considered exceptionally promising. The effect of this toxic substance was solid to such an extent that Lord Shiva needed to wear a bow moon of his head and every one of the Devatas or Gods began offering him the sacred water from the stream Ganges, so that toxin is restrained. As these occasions occurred during this month that is the reason this Shravan month is considered exceptionally auspicious.
Shravan maas is additionally significant as three days are likewise viewed as profoundly favorable, the Shravan Mangalvar or Tuesdays in this month, Shravan Shukrawar or Fridays during this month, and Shravana Shaniwar of Saturdays during this month. Recently wedded young ladies, additionally play out the Mangala Gauri Vrata on Tuesdays during this Sawan month to keep away from terrible and negative signs. On Shravan Shukrawar or Fridays of this Shravan month, Varalakshmi Vratam is observed by wedded women and during Saturdays or Shravan Shaniwar Lord Vishnu otherwise called Lord Balaji or Lord Venkatesh is revered by lovers.
Importance and significance of Shravan Month
Shravan maas is inseparable from strict celebrations and occasions. It is accordingly viewed as an exceptionally promising time for leading any Lord Shiva Puja or other strict services, and the entire days of this Shravan month are considered extremely prosperous for starting any new work or Shubh aarambh.
Things to follow during the blessed month of Shravan
Fasting during this whole Sawan month, well known as Sawan Month is considered exceptionally promising. Getting up early morning, visiting the Lord Shiva sanctuary, and offering a combination of milk, ghee, yogurt, gangajal, and nectar otherwise called Panchamrut alongside Bilva leaves is an absolute necessity. One can have milk and milk items, products of the soil fasting supported things during this hallowed Shravan Month.
In case one can’t fast for the whole Shravan month, one should fast essentially every Monday during this time.
Reciting the Maha Mrutyunjay Mantra, during Sawan Month is vital.
त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धन्म।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनामृत्येर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्॥