Sawan Somvar 2023: Every Monday, or Somvar, during the holy month of Sawan, worshippers go to the temple and present Shiva with milk, flowers, holy water, and bael leaves.
This month of Sawan has five Mondays, but in 2023, there will only be four. The last day of the month is Thursday, August 31.
The Sawan Somwar fasts will begin on July 10 in the meanwhile. On August 28, the final Sawan Somwar fast will be observed.
Sawan Somwar 2023: Puja Vidhi
Only fruits and water are consumed during the Sawan Somwar fast by followers of Lord Shiva. Dry fruits, nuts, sabudana, singhara atta, bottle gourd, potato, sweet potato, milk, paneer, and ghee are also edible to them.
Devotees offer Lord Shiva Bilva/Bel leaves and Panchamrut- a mixture comprising milk, yoghurt, ghee, gangajal, and honey. Additionally, the worshippers recite Shravan Somwar Vrata Katha on Monday and wear rudraksha mala. On the day of the fast, devotees are advised to wake up early during the Brahma muhurat, clean the house to remove waste products, and sprinkle Gangajal throughout the home.
Sawan Somwar 2023: Puja Samagri
Water, curd, milk, sugar, ghee, honey, panchamrit, vastra, janeyu, chandan, raw rice, flowers, Bel patra/leaves, bhang, dhatoora, kamal gatta, prasad, paan supari, laung, elaichi, mewa, and dakhsina are every part of the Sawan Somwar Samagri.
Additionally, it is forbidden to worship Lord Shiva while using turmeric, ketki flowers, or tulsi plants.
Sawan Somwar Mantra
Devotees of Lord Shiva chant Om Namah Shivay (ॐ नमः शिवाय) and Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् |
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ||) during Sawan Somwar puja. Also, people perform Shiv Aarti on this auspicious day in the temples and their homes.