Sawan Somvar 2024: How to prepare for the first Monday fast of Sawan, know the ingredients and method of Abhishek


Sawan Somvar 2024: The month of Sawan is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This month, there is importance of offering water to Shiva, fasting and worshiping. This is the reason why there is a lot of devotees in temples and Shivalayas in Sawan.

The Monday falling in Sawan has special significance. This year the month of Sawan is starting from 22 July 2024 and the first Monday of Sawan will also fall on this day. On this day, there is a ritual of fasting and anointing Shiva.


On the Monday falling in the month of Sawan, get up early in the morning, take a bath and wear clean clothes. After this, you can go to the temple or worship Lord Shiva at home. To perform Abhishek on Shivling, you will need ingredients like water, milk, Gangajal, honey, curd and ghee.

By performing Abhishek on Shivling in Sawan, God is pleased. According to Shiv Puran, Shiva himself is water. The importance of offering water to Shiva is found in the story of Samudra Manthan.

After drinking Halahal poison, which was like fire from Samudra Manthan, Shiva's throat had turned blue. Then all the gods offered water to him to cool down and calm the heat of the poison. Therefore, water is definitely offered in every worship of Shiva.

After this, definitely offer Belpatra, Dhatura and Bhasma on Shivling. Then light incense and lamp and do the Aarti of God. Do keep a fast on this day. You can also observe the fast of Sawan Monday by eating fruits.


By worshipping and anointing Shivling with devotion and fasting on Monday of Sawan, all the obstacles of life are removed and there is happiness and prosperity in the home and family.

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