Doing these things in the holy month of Sawan will invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva!
1 The holy month of Sawan and its benefits
As the first spell of rain hits the country, it also marks the start of the Sawan month which begins this month — the month is marked by complete devotion to Lord Shiva and observing fasts, especially on Mondays. To make this Sawan beneficial for you, here are the things that you should or should not do in this month!
2 Maintain peace in Sawan Month
Any sort of discord, unrest and tension in your family should be completely avoided this month — you need to stay together as a whole and pray to Lord Shiva the whole of this month and invoke his blessings which will only be possible through love, not hatred.
3 Humility in Sawan Month
It is said that Lord Shiva is said to be coordinating the works of the Gods of all three worlds during Sawan, so you should maintain humility all throughout this month — not only this, you should also ideally avoid non- veg food and alcohol during this month.
4 Milk products importance in Sawan Month
It is said that during this month, the Vatta of our body is naturally increased — this condition can be further aggravated if we consume a lot of milk and dairy products. On the contrary, we should offer milk to Lord Shiva this month to reduce the Vatta of our body.
5 Brinjals in Sawan Mzonth
It is said that one should not consume brinjals during this month of Sawan This has to do more with the environment and less with Lord Shiva. It is said that during the monsoons, brinjals can be contaminated with a lot of pests and should not be consumed.
6 Insulting devotees
It is said that one should not insult any devotees during this time, especially during the month of Sawan — it is said that we should respect those who are following Sawan, even if we are not following it ourselves — one should also make way for Kawads travelling all through the country during Sawan.
7 Avoid Green leafy vegetables in Sawan Month
Just like brinjals, you should also avoid consuming green, leafy vegetables during the month of Sawan — the reason behind this remains the same.. With the rains, come germs and they usually attack your greens the first. Avoid them for a couple of days.
8 Stray animal in Sawan Month
This apart, it is said that if you find a stray animal in the middle of the road or in front of your home, then don’t shoo them away — in fact you should give them something to eat — this will not only please Lord Shiva, but also help you do a good deed everyday.
9 Don’t Anger in Sawan Month
This month is perfect for doing a detox of your whole self — both mentally and physically. You should avoid getting angry during this month. You should maintain cordial relations with everyone. You should also respect your elders and not just for this month to please Lord Shiva.
10 Holy water
It is said that offering holy water to Lord Shiva in the morning reduces the malefic affects of your past life. All you need to do is to keep some water in front of Shiva’s idol for a whole night — the next morning, offer the same water to him.
11 Different days in Sawan Month
Let us now talk about the significance of the different days of the Shravan month Monday: Is the day to pray to Lord Shiva Tuesday: It is said that women should pray to Gauri today for the well being of their family.
12 Different days in Sawan Month
Wednesdays – It is said that all Wednesdays falling in the month of Sawan are dedicated to Vithala, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu or Krishna. Praying to him alongside Shiva will invite love, respect and prosperity into your house.
13 Different days in Sawan Month
Thursday – It is said that Thursdays are for worshiping the planets Buddh and Guru — one should offer them water as soon as you wake up and refrain from consuming non-veg food during the month of Sawan to appease these planets.
14 Different days in Sawan Month
Fridays – Fridays are for worshiping Laxmi and Tulsi. You can do a Laxmi aarti every day in the evening and light a lamp in front of her idol. This apart, you should also light a lamp in front of the Tulsi plant every evening, as soon as it gets dark outside.
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Saturdays, both during Sawan and otherwise are known as the day of Shani. These days are also known as Shravan Saturdays and one should offer some sesame seeds and mustard oil to an idol of Shani every Saturday in the temple.
16 Different days in Sawan Month
Sundays are known for praying to the Sun God. One should offer some fresh water to the Sun God every Sunday. You should also take a moment to soak in the Sun’s warmth and offer obeisance to him every Sunday.