New Delhi: The month of Sawan has a special significance in Hinduism. The month of Sawan is specially dedicated to Lord Shankar. The devotees of Lord Shiva wait for this month for a long time. It is a religious belief that by worshiping Lord Shiva in the month of Sawan, he is very pleased with his devotees and grants them the desired boon.
According to the Hindu calendar, the month of Sawan is the 5th month. It starts immediately after the full moon of the month of Ashadha. In the year 2021, the full moon of Ashadh will be on 24 July, after that the month of Sawan will start from Sunday on 25 July, which will end on Sunday 22 August. During this worship of Lord Shiva is especially fruitful. In this month, Shiva’s Jalabhishek and Rudrabhishek are done. With this Lord Mahadev removes all the troubles of his devotees.
The importance of Sawan month is also mentioned in religious scriptures. In the holy month of Shravan, there is a law to worship Lord Shiva and his family lawfully. According to religious beliefs, it is very fruitful to consecrate Lord Shiva in the month of Sawan, so people conduct Rudrabhishek in Sawan. The month of Sawan is considered to be the best month for worshiping Shiva.
It is said that by worshiping Lord Shiva in this month, he gets pleased quickly and fulfills the wishes of the devotees. He blesses them with the attainment of wealth, honor and prestige. Along with this, the fruits of fasting on Monday are soon available. It is believed that worshiping Lord Shankar in the month of Sawan removes all kinds of problems in marriage etc. Those who have the fault of Shani, their Shani defect ends.
In the month of Sawan, after retiring from bath etc. early in the morning, light a lamp in the temple of the house. After that, after going to the Shiva temple, offer Dhatura, Belpatra, flowers, sugarcane etc. to the Shivling along with Ganga water and milk. Chant Om Namah Shivaya Mantra. Now do aarti with incense lamp.
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