Sawan is one of the biggest festivals of the year and is just around the corner. Lord Shiva devotees wait for this month all through the year. This is the time to celebrate Lord Shiva and pray to him for his blessings. During this one month of sawan, the devotees observe fast on Monday, the day of Lord Shiva to get his blessings and pay respect to him.
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Significance of Shravan Month
Fast on Monday is observed to please Lord Shiva. All men and women can observe this fast. Observing the fast in systematic manner is beneficial. According to the scriptures, fasting period of this Vrat is between sunrise and sunset. As food is taken at night, the fast is also called as Nakta Vrata. Monday fasting is considered auspicious if started from first Monday of Shukla Paksha or Shravan month. In this month, specially the Parthiv terrestrial Shiva Lingam is worshipped. If a person is not able to start this fast from Shravan month, then he can start it on the first Monday of Shukal Paksha in the following months:- Chaitra Masa, Baishak Masa, Kartik month or the Margshirsh month as per Hindu calendar.
Planetary Movements. Date : 04 Dec, Monday fast is an auspicious occasion to worship merciful Lord Shiva and ask his blessings. Devotees observe fast throughout the day to expand their devotional services. Also, there is astrological and religious importance attached to this day. Moreover, we believe that Lord Shiva is the greatest Lord, and observing fast over 16 continuous Mondays, also termed as solah som var vrat, can bestow many advantages to followers.