What is Shravan Maas and how is it important? Have you ever thought a specific day or month can change your life. Yes, according to Vedic Shastras and Puranas following Shravan Maas rituals can change your life. Do you know a special coincidence is occurring after 19 years this Shravan Maas 2023? Are you aware that Shravan Maas is related to Hindu God Shiva. Worship of lord Shiva is the major highlight of this month.Today in this blog we are going to cover important facts and dates related to the pious month of Shravan.

Shiva Linga, Varanasi

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You must have heard people hailing Har Har Mahadev, Har Har Shambhu in India. The hail increases more in the month of Shravan. Popularly known as Sawan month or Shravan Maas, this month brings immense amount of positivity and enlightenment in life. Everywhere you can see people engrossed in Shiva Puja and other Hindu rituals. 

Why Shravan Maas so special to Lord Shiva?

When you hear the word Sawan, you think of the rainy season. Along with the rainy season, Sawan also reminds us of the sacred Hindu month of Shravan. It is the month when people worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Devotees are filled with huge love, devotion and spirituality in this month.

Male devotees are seen carrying Kanwariya to one of the main Jyotirlingas. There is a huge importance of fasting especially on Monday (Somwar) in Shravan Maas. Unmarried girls observe fast during Shravan with the aim of getting a husband of choice. Moreover, solah Somwar (16 Monday) fasting in Sawan is extremely popular with unmarried girls. Gauri Mangal vrat is also observed by unmarried girls. Fasting is done by devotees for the blessings of Lord Shiva.

Shravan Maas 2023 is very special as per the astronomy. Some amazing changes, such as the position of stars, the moon and other planetary bodies, have been noticed after 19 years. Also, this year, the Shravan month will continue for two months due to the Adhik Maas in between.

How to do Shiv Puja in Shravan Maas

If you want to change your life and experience spirituality then Shravan is the best month. In order to get spiritually drenched, start some holy Hindu rituals.

Worship of Lord Shiva and Parvati can be one of the best ways to get the sacred blessings. Here are some of the worship rituals you can follow for the eternal blessings of Lord Shiva:

Shiva Abhishek: Shiva Linga Abhishekam is the first ritual to be done daily in Shravan Maas. Abhishekam with milk, honey, curd, water (Gangajal) and Desi ghee is the best way to please Lord Shiva.

Offer flowers: Dhatura, aak flowers,Bilva Patra (leaves) and flowers with bluish tinge are offered to Lord Shiva.

Other offerings: Other things like bhasma, black Tila, akshat (rice) and chandan are also offered to Lord Shiva.

Aarti: Shiva aarti is performed after the shringaar.

Bhog: After aarti, bhog prasadam is offered to Shiva. Fruits, dry fruits, milk, sweets and other eatables are offered to Lord Shiva.

Chanting: Chanting of Shiva Stotram, Tandava stotram, 108 names of Lord Shiva is the best way to earn Shiva’s blessings.

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Hence, to achieve Spiritual blessings and a rejuvenating experience, follow the rituals of Shravan Maas. For more such interesting information keep reading and growing.

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