Sawan 2023: Eight Monday Fasts Instead of Four, Know When and How to Observe the Fast
The month of #Sawan commences on July 4th, and it is highly anticipated by the devotees of Lord Shiva, as Shravan is regarded as the most auspicious month. During this period, special rituals and reverence for Lord Shiva are conducted, resulting in the fulfillment of people's wishes. Interestingly, this year's #Sawan month coincides with Malmas. Consequently, individuals are curious about the duration of Shravan and the number of Mondays to be observed. Allow us to furnish you with comprehensive details.
How you welcome sawan/shravan month? Sawan is devoted to worshipping lord Shiva, People fast on sawan mondays to get their blessings heard.This time it starts from 4th July.Lot of Mondays.Hope everyone gets blessings 🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/OksKggIWTd— Pooja🦋🌻 (@pooojamangal) July 2, 2023
According to the information the month of Shravan commences on July 4th. This time, Sawan will span across two months. Sawan begins on July 4th, and the initial phase, known as Shuddh Sawan, extends until July 17th. Subsequently, on July 18th, the period of Malmas or Kharmas commences, lasting for one month. Following this, the observance of Mondays in the Shravan month resumes. Consequently, there will be a total of 8 Monday fasts during this year's two-month Sawan.
As per information the schedule for Monday fasts during the Shravan month is as follows: the first Monday falls on July 10th, the second on July 17th, the third on July 24th, and the fourth on July 31st. Additionally, the fifth Monday fast will be observed on August 7th, the sixth on the 14th, the seventh on the 21st, and the eighth on August 28th. It is worth mentioning that many individuals also commence the observance of sixteen Monday fasts during this Shravan month, adhering to the established tradition and procedure.
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The observance of this fast follows the same principles as performing worship and rituals with proper procedures. The purpose of this fast is to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. The worship involves the use of Gangajal (water from the Ganges River), Bilva leaves, sandalwood, Aak flowers, bhang, datura, and rice. It is advised to abstain from consuming salt during the fasting period in the evening. By faithfully observing this fast, Lord Shiva is certain to fulfill your desires.
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