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First Monday of Sawan 2019 today: Significance, puja vidhi and mantras for offering prayers to Lord Shiva

Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 July 2019, 09:05 AM
In the period of Shravan, the Shiva devotees give up eating non-vegetarian food and consume nutrient rich products. (File Photo)
In the period of Shravan, the Shiva devotees give up eating non-vegetarian food and consume nutrient rich products. (File Photo)

Happy Sawan 2019: Today is first Monday of holy month of Shravan 2019 (sawan ka pehla somwar). Devotees of Lord Shiva across India have been lining up since early morning to offer prayers to their beloved God. The month of Shravan or Sawan began on July 17 this year. Today is the most auspicious day for all Shiva bhakts as it happens to be the first Monday, which according to Hindu mythology is known as the day of Lord Shiva. It is believed that anyone who offers prayers and special poojas such as jalabhishek etc, Lord Shiva fulfils her/his wishes.

Many devotees observe fast (sawan somvar vrat vidhi) on this day. While some take single meal during the day, others skip grain (ann) and just take fruits. While there are no set rules for worshipping Baba Bholenath, there is a special significance of ‘jalabhishek or offering water to Lord Shiva.

Shubh Muhurat of Savan Somvar Puja: While entire Monday is devoted to Lord Shiva, those offering special prayers must keep the shubh muhurats in mind. For today’s pujas, the shubh muhurat starts from 9:10 am and will end at 10:52 am. Shiva Bhakts must keep these days in mind for the upcoming important dates during month of sawan.

July 22: Sawan's first Monday.

July 29: The second Monday of Sawan.

August 05: The third Monday of Sawan.

August 12: Fourth Monday of Sawan.

July 30: Shivratri

Significance of holy month of Sawan: It is believed that Lord Shiva had taken poison during ‘samundra manthan’ to stop the destruction of universe. Due to ‘halahal’, Lord Shiva’s throat turned blue. Hence, he is also called Neelkantha. It is said that in this month, the devotees offer jalabhishek to help Lord Shiva in fighting the after-effects of that poison. The devotees worship Lord Shiva and observe fast in the auspicious month of Shravan or Sawan. In the period of Shravan, the Shiva devotees give up eating non-vegetarian food and consume nutrient rich products.

For those bhakts, who don’t know Shiva Chalisa, News Nation brings you the English text of Chalisa that must be recited during your special prayer for Sawan Somwar.

Jai Ganesh Girija Suvan

Mangal Mul Sujan

Kahat Ayodhya Das Tum Dev Abhaya

Varadan

Jai Girija Pati Dinadayala

Sada Karat Santan Pratipala

Bhala Chandrama Sohat Nike Kanan

Kundal Nagaphani Ke

Anga Gaur Shira Ganga Bahaye

Mundamala Tan Chhara Lagaye

Vastra Khala Baghambar Sohain Chhavi

Ko Dekha Naga Muni Mohain

Maina Matu Ki Havai Dulari

Vama Anga Sohat Chhavi Nyari

Kara Trishul Sohat Chhavi Bhari Karat

Sada Shatrun Chhayakari

Nandi Ganesh Sohain Tahan Kaise

Sagar Madhya Kamal Hain Jaise

Kartik Shyam Aur Ganara-U Ya Chhavi

Ko Kahi Jata Na Kauo

Devan Jabahi Jaya Pukara

Tabahi Dukha Prabhu Apa Nivara

Kiya Upadrav Tarak Bhari Devan Sab Mili

Tumahi Juhari

Turata Shadanana Apa Pathayau

Lava-Ni-Mesh Mahan Mari Girayau

Apa Jalandhara Asura Sanhara Suyash

Tumhara Vidit Sansara

Tripurasur Sana Yudha Machayi

Sabhi Kripakar Lina Bachayi

Kiya Tapahin Bhagiratha Bhari Purva

Pratigya Tasu Purari

Danin Mahan Tum Sama Kou Nahin

Sevak Astuti Karat Sadahin

Veda Nam Mahima Tab Gayaee Akatha

Anandi Bhed Nahin Payee

Pragate Udadhi Mantan Men Jvala

Jarat Sura-Sur Bhaye Vihala

Kinha Daya Tahan Kari Sahayee

Nilakantha Tab Nam Kahayee

Pujan Ramchandra Jab Kinha

Jiti Ke Lanka Vibhishan Dinhi

Sahas Kamal Men Ho Rahe Dhari Kinha

Pariksha Tabahin Purari

Ek Kamal Prabhu Rakheu Joi

Kushal-Nain Pujan Chaha Soi

Kathin Bhakti Dekhi Prabhu Shankar

Bhaye Prasanna Diye-Ichchhit Var

Jai Jai Jai Anant Avinashi

Karat Kripa Sabake Ghat Vasi

Dushta Sakal Nit Mohin Satavai

Bhramat Rahe Mohin Chain Na Avai

Trahi-Trahi Main Nath Pukaro

Yahi Avasar Mohi Ana Ubaro

Lai Trishul Shatrun Ko Maro

Sankat Se Mohin Ana Ubaro

Mata Pita Bhrata Sab Hoi

Sankat Men Puchhat Nahin Koi

Svami Ek Hai Asha Tumhari

Ava Harahu Aba Sankat Bhari

Dhan Nirdhan Ko Deta Sadahin

Jo Koi Janche So Phal Pahin

Astuti Kehi Vidhi Karai Tumhari

Kshamahu Nath Aba Chuka Hamari

Shankar Ho Sankat Ke Nishan

Vighna Vinashan Mangal Karan

Yogi Yati Muni Dhyan Lagavan

Sharad Narad Shisha Navavain

Namo Namo Jai Namah Shivaya

Sura Brahmadik Par Na Paya

Jo Yah Patha Karai Man Lai

Tapar Hota Hai Shambhu Sahayee

Riniyan Jo Koi Ho Adhikari

Patha Karai So Pavan Hari

Putra-hin Ichchha Kar Koi

Nischaya Shiva Prasad Tehin Hoi

Pandit Trayodashi Ko Lavai

Dhyan-Purvak Homa Karavai

Trayodashi Vrat Kare Hamesha

Tan Nahin Take Rahe Kalesha

Dhupa Dipa Naivedya Charhavai

Anta Vasa Shivapur Men Pavai

Kahai Ayodhya Asha Tumhari

Jani Sakal Dukha Harahu Hamari

Nitya Nema kari Pratahi

Patha karau Chalis

Tum Meri Man Kamana

Purna Karahu Jagadish

 

Om Shivaya Namaa

 

May Lord Shiva fulfill all your wishes! Om Namah Shivay

First Published: Monday, July 22, 2019 08:39 AM
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