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

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 law to keep fast and do Abhishek of Lord 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 do Abhishek on Shivling, you will need ingredients like water, milk, Gangajal, honey, curd and ghee.

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

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

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

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