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7 Facts You Must Know about Sawan Somwar


India  •  10 Jul, 2023  •  2,494 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Sawan Somwar is an event that embodies the essence of spirituality in India, attracting devotees from all corners. Recognized primarily in the Northern and Central regions of India, this sacred day is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva during the holy month of Shravan or Sawan.

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During Sawan, Mondays (or Somwar in Hindi) hold exceptional importance and are observed with utmost devotion. In this article, we'll be delving into the depths of Sawan Somwar - the significance, history, associated gods and stories, special foods, and the process of worship.

Significance of Sawan Somwar

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Sawan Somwar holds great significance in the Hindu religion as devotees observe fasts and perform prayers to show their devotion towards Lord Shiva. This month is considered highly auspicious and it's believed that praying to Lord Shiva during Sawan grants all wishes and leads to spiritual growth. Moreover, Sawan is known as the month of the union of Shiva and Parvati, adding to its importance.

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Historical Context

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Historically, Sawan Somwar holds a profound space in Hindu scriptures. This tradition dates back to ancient times and has been mentioned in the Puranas. According to legends, the Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean) took place during this month and the deadly poison, Halahala, was consumed by Lord Shiva to save the universe, which turned his throat blue.

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