Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha

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About Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha:

The prime deity worshipped in the Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha is Lord Shiva, who is part of the Divine Trinity along with Lord Brahma and Vishnu. He is the destructor(of ego) of the Universe. Shravan is the pious month when Lord Shiva is worshipped by Hindus. It is a common practice all over India to worship Lord Shiva on Mondays and the Mondays(Somvar in Hindi) of the Sawan Maas or Shravan Maas are extra significant for worshipping the Divine Lord. The Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha is observed by keeping a day long fast, till Sunset, worshipping the Shivling by performing Abhishekham, chanting Lord Shiva Mantras and listening to or reading the Sawan Somvar Vrat Kath. The Puranas say that Goddess Parvati was the one who started observing Sawan Somvar Vrat, along with the other austerities which She observed to get Lord Shiva as Her husband. Mondays are said to be Lord Shiva’s favourite day, especially the Shravan Somvar days. Observing the Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha online with pure intentions, fulfils wishes of the devotees.

The merits earned by worshipping Lord Shiva cannot be quantified. The Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha brings immense blessings of the Divine Lord. The Shravan maas Somvar Vrat Katha blesses the participant with good health, peace, spiritual advancement, prosperity, success, harmonious relationships, positivity, fearlessness, protection from negative and evil energies and untimely death. It expands awareness about self and others, helps to overcome struggles in various aspects of life, absolves sins and paves the path to Moksha.

For anyone observing the fast for Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha, it is imperative to listen to or read the Shravan Somvar Katha, as it is believed that without it, observing the Sawan Somvar vrat katha is incomplete. The Sawan Somvar vrat katha demonstrates the benefits of observing this vrat/fast.

The Shravan Fasting Story | Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha:

The Shravan Somvar Katha is the story of a rich merchant who had everything except a son. He was a dedicated devotee of Lord Shiva and used to sincerely worship the Shivling and Goddess Parvati on every Monday, fervently praying for a son. Seeing his dedication Maa Parvati, Lord Shiva's consort, requested Lord Shiva to grant the merchant his wish. Lord Shiva agreed and blessed the merchant, however the Lord told Goddess Parvati that the merchant will have a son but the child will live for only 12 years. The merchant overheard this conversation between Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati, but he did not reveal this fact to his wife or anyone else. In due course of time a son was born to him and he and his wife were overjoyed. Though the merchant celebrated his son’s birth lavishly and donated amply, he was still sad, as he knew that his son would not live beyond 12 years. He started worshipping Lord Shiva and Parvatijee more intently and never missed observing fast on Mondays, praying that his son be granted longevity, beyond 12 years.

Years passed by and the merchant’s son grew up to be a handsome young boy and when he turned 11, the merchant’s wife wanted her son to get married. But the merchant knew about his son’s life span and refused to agree to his wife’s wish. He decided to send his beloved son to the holy city of Kashi for education in spiritual knowledge. He requested his wife’s brother,i.e., his brother-in-law, to accompany his son to Kashi and arrange for the best spiritual education. The merchant instructed his brother-in-law to organize spiritual discourse gatherings at every place they passed through and offer enough donations to the needy.

The merchant’s son, left for Kashi with his maternal uncle. On the way they followed the instructions of the merchant, in every place they halted, by arranging spiritual gatherings, donating to the needy and satisfying Brahmins by feeding them and offering daan dakshina. During their journey, they once reached the capital city of a King whose daughter was to get married that day. Though there was festivity all around, the bridegroom’s father was worried and anxious as his son was blind in one eye, and he knew that his son would not be accepted by the King. The bridegroom’s father sent his men to find out a handsome boy to be the proxy bridegroom for the wedding. When the men came across the merchant’s son, they found him perfect for the requirement. They convinced the maternal uncle of the boy, and told him that the boy would be released once the wedding ceremony is finished. Understanding the situation, the maternal uncle convinced the merchant’s boy to stand in as a proxy bridegroom and the boy agreed.

The people of the kingdom were happy, praised the handsome young bridegroom and thanked their luck for getting such a suitable match for their Princess. The wedding rituals were performed and the merchant’s son and Princess were married. However, before leaving, the merchant’s son wrote on the chunri(long scarf) of the bride, that he was not her actual bridegroom, though they were now married. He disclosed that the actual bridegroom was blind in one eye and a Prince, while he was a rich merchant’s son. The Princess had noticed the merchant’s boy writing something on her chunri and when she read it, just before leaving for her in-law’s place, she was shocked and upset and refused to accept the one eyed boy as her husband. The Princess stayed back in her father’s palace and the bridegroom and party returned back to their kingdom without the bride.

The merchant’s son and his maternal uncle reached Kashi and started his spiritual education at the best place. He was focused and dedicated to learning and his maternal uncle diligently organized spiritual gatherings and continued donating, regularly, praying for the good health and well being of his sister’s son.

Time passed and on the last day of the 12th year of the merchant’s son, Lord Shiva’s words manifested. The young boy experienced a pain in his chest and succumbed to death. The maternal uncle of the boy was conducting his daily rituals and found the boy dead in the room. However, the grieved maternal uncle kept his composure, did not reveal anything and carried on with the daily ritual of feeding the Brahmins etc. Once the rituals were over he broke down, howled and cried by beating his chest. Coincidently, Lord Shiva and Parvatijee were passing by that place and heard the wail and mourn and noticed the dead body of the merchant’s son. Understanding what had happened, the compassionate Divine Mother Parvati was moved and requested Lord Shiva to resurrect the life of the merchant’s son as the Lord looked after all beings and the merchant was His sincere devotee who worshiiped Him and never missed a Monday fast. On Her behest, Mahadev breathed life back in the merchant’s son by sprinkling Gangajal. The boy woke up, back to life. His maternal uncle was overwhelmed with joy.

When the merchant’s son finished his education, he and his maternal uncle started their journey back home and continued making donations and holding spiritual discourse gatherings. They reached the kingdom where the merchant’s boy had got married to the Princess of that kingdom. The King recognized the merchant’s boy and respectfully brought him to the palace, honouring him as his son-in-law. Later, the King organised his daughter to leave for her in-laws’ place on an auspicious day and gifted the merchant’s son with rich dowry.

The merchant’s son, along with his wife and maternal uncle reached back to his hometown. The merchant could not believe what he saw and knew it was a miracle and grace of Lord Shiva. The boy and his wife touched the feet of the parents and were lovingly welcomed back. This vrat katha(Shravan fasting story) clearly shows how meritorious it is to observe the Sawan Somvar Vrat.

As per tradition, in Shiva temples the Dharanatra hangs over the Shivalinga to bathe it with water all through Sawan maas. Devotees perform Abhishekham and pile the Shivling with Bel/Bilwa patra(leaves) and Lord Shiva’s flowers. No other Mondays of other months are so greatly honoured. It is believed that in the Shravan month, offering milk to Lord Shiva earns a lot of 'punya' or merits.

Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha Benefits:

  • For Divine grace and blessings of Lord Shiva.
  • Married women observe it for the good health, long life and happiness of their husband.
  • For amicably solving marital discord and healing strained relationship with husband.
  • For removing the malefic effects of various Planets.
  • For ushering in a suitable and a good life partner for unmarried girls/women.
  • For good health, wealth and prosperity.
  • For success in career, job, business and relationships.
  • For healing and protection against various diseases and ailments, including fatal and chronic illnesses.
  • For spiritual growth, enhanced connection with Lord Shiva.
  • For fulfilment of desires.
  • For clearing sins and past Karma, with grace of Lord Shiva.
  • Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha Mantra

    Shiva Mantra: || Om Namah Shivaya ||

    ॐ नमः शिवाय

    Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha Puja Service Includes:

    Kalash Sthapana, Panchang Sthapana (Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, Navgraha, Sarvotabhadra), 64 yogini Pujan, Shetrapal Pujan, Swasti Vachan, Sankalpa, Ganesh Pujan and Abhishek, Navgraha Pujan and 108 chants of each planetary mantra, Invocation of major Gods and Goddesses in Kalash, Shiv Mantra Japa 5100 times, Shiva Abhishek, Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha on each Monday, Aarti, Pushpanjali, Prasad.

    NOTE: Northern and Western states of India celebrate Shravan Maas/Sawan Maas fifteen days prior to the Southern states. You may book your puja as per any of the dates below. Once booked, the puja will be performed on all the 4 Shravan Mondays.

    Sawan Somwar Vrat Dates for Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand

    Shravana Begins:
    July 4, 2023, Tuesday

    First Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    July 10, 2023, Monday

    Second Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    July 17, 2023, Monday

    Shravana Adhika Maas Begins:
    July 18, 2023, Tuesday

    Leaped First Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    July 24, 2023, Monday

    Leaped Second Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    July 31, 2023, Monday

    Leaped Third Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    August 7, 2023, Monday

    Leaped Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    August 14, 2023, Monday

    Shravana Adhika Maas Ends:
    August 16, 2023, Wednesday

    Third Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    August 21, 2023, Monday

    Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    August 28, 2023, Monday

    Shravana Ends:
    August 31, 2023, Thursday

    Sawan Somwar Vrat Dates for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

    Shravana Adhika Maas Begins:
    July 18, 2023, Tuesday

    Leaped First Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    July 24, 2023, Monday

    Leaped Second Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    July 31, 2023, Monday

    Leaped Third Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    August 7, 2023, Monday

    Leaped Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    August 14, 2023, Monday

    Shravana Adhika Maas Ends:
    August 16, 2023, Wednesday

    First Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    August 21, 2023, Monday

    Second Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    August 28, 2023, Monday

    Third Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    September 4, 2023, Monday

    Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat:
    September 11, 2023, Monday

    Shravana Ends:
    September 15, 2023, Friday

    Special Puja Samagri (Ingredients) Used in Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha & Homam

    Some common Puja Samagri are used in all pujas like Haldi, Kum Kum, Cotton Wicks, Molly Thread, Abeer, Sindhoor, Akshat Rice, Janeau (Holy Thread), Gangajal (Ganga Water), Kapur (Camphor), Yellow Mustard, Incense Agarbatti, Attar (Fragrances), Dhoop incense, Supari (Betel Nut), Laung Clove, Elaichi (Cardamom), Kamal Gatta (Lotus Seed), Guggal, Altar Cloth, Asan (Pedestal), Kusha Patri (Kusha Ring), Honey, Sugar, Havan Sticks (Mango Stick and Navgraha Sticks Ark for Sun, Palash for Moon, Khadir for Mars, Peepal for Jupiter, Apamarga for Mercury, Audambar for Venus, Shami for Saturn, Durva for Rahu, Kusha for Ketu), Havan Powders & Herbs, Milk, Dahi, Ghee, Panchamrit, Flowers, Fruits, Sweets, Durva, Tulsi, Mango Leaf.

    The above list can vary from one Deity to the Other.

    Special samagri for Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha :

    Bhasma
    Bhang
    Bel fruit
    Bel Leaves
    Dhatura Fruit
    Dhatura Flowers
    Ark Flowers
    Shami leaves

    Charity, Donation & Dakshina Performed After Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha & Yagna

    After completion of all puja rituals certain items are donated by Rudra Centre Puja Services on behalf of the Yajman/Participant of the Puja as per Hindu Shastras. Dakshina is given to the Pandits after chanting the Mantras, some items are donated to poor people, some are donated to temples, some items are offered to animals like cows, dogs, cats, birds which helps in wish fulfilment of the Yajman/Participant as per the Sankalpa.

    Dakshina (Money) to Brahmins
    Food Grains (Wheat, Rice & Pulses)
    Fruits
    Food to Animals (Dogs & Cats)
    Fodder to Cow
    Brahmin Bhoj (Feeding Needy Brahmins)
    Donation of Sea & Shell Items (Cowry/Kaudi, Gomati and Shankh)

    Puja Prasad Sent After Shravan Somvar Online Vrat Katha & Homam

    Puja Basket/Tokri consisting of energized Items will be shipped to the Yajman/Participant on their given address. These Items have been used & energized in the puja and hold on to the energy of mantra chanting & rituals.

    The Puja Tokri will consist of :

    Shiva Yantra : Yantras are geometric representation of deities. This yantra can be kept in your purse/wallet/laptop bag/drawer/cash box/puja altar. The best direction for the yantra will be North East Facing South West.
    7 Mukhi Rudraksha : 10 mukhi blesses the yajman with protection & peace. This can be worn on the right hand as a bracelet for best results. You can get in touch with RRST therapist for guidance.
    Silver Tabeez : This amulet consists of the Lord Shiva Mantra written on Bhojpatra which was energized in the Puja. It can be worn around the neck.
    Mauli/Molly Thread : This Holy thread can be tied on the right hand
    Dry Fruits Prasad : These were offered to Lord Shiva during Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha and can be consumed by the Yajman/Participant
    Puja Coins : Pure Silver Puja coin of Ganesh, Laxmi & Saraswati will be sent which can be kept in your purse/wallet/laptop bag/drawer/cash box/puja alter. These coins bless the yajman/participant with prosperity & luck.
    Tilaks : Haldi Kumkum Sandalwood Paste/Powders are sent which can be applied on the Yantra, Deity Idols or Forehead while doing puja
    Vibhuti/Holy Ash : The Ash from the Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha and Yagna (Homam), will be sent which can be applied on your forehead, throat, chest, biceps.
    Holy Betel Nut : Betel Nut decorated in holy thread will be sent for good luck
    Prosperity Bowl : A Prosperity Bowl consisting of Gomati Chakra, Cowry, Sriphal, Lotus Seeds and Shell to be kept in cash box or wallet or money lockers for financial prosperity.
    Red Cloth offered in the samagri for keeping in Puja Alter.

    Online Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha Instructions | What to do when Shravan Somvar Vrat Vidhi is being performed?

    The below mentioned instructions are just suggestions to attune to the puja before you participate in the Puja online or in person. However due to hectic/busy lifestyle one may not be able to follow all the suggestions mentioned below and it is completely okay you will still receive the benefits of the puja

    Have a Bath & Wear Clean Clothes Before the Puja
    Avoid Eating Spicy Foods, Onion, Garlic, Non-Vegetarian on the day(s) of the puja.
    Be in Meditative Mode. Try to minimize distractions
    You can chant the Lord Shiva Mantra mentioned above while the puja is going on (If you are facing difficulty in pronouncing/chanting the mantra you can connect with our Puja Service Coordinator who will send you the audio file of the Mantra (contact us at pujaservices@rudracentre.com OR +919326881243)

    As mentioned above it is possible that due to your hectic/busy lifestyle you may not be able to follow these instructions, which is okay, you will still receive the complete benefits of the puja.

    Once you have completed the Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha online booking, our team will calculate the most auspicious timing as per the panchang (Hindu Calendar) and email you the schedule (Date & Time) of the puja along the number of the puja coordinator.

    Pujas By Rudra Centre Puja Services (How to ensure the Sawan Somvar Vrat Katha Puja and Yajna is done as per the Shravan Somvar Vrat Vidhi?)

    Rudra Centre Puja Services is the oldest & most trusted Online Puja Services provider in the world. Over 20 years we have organized Yagnas, Pujas, Homas & Kathas like Ati Rudra Mahayajna, Sahasra Chandi Homa, Akhand Ramayan Paath, Shiva Maha Puran Katha, 4 Prahar Mahashivratri Mahapuja with teams of 100’s of experienced curated priests for the benefit of mankind and our global clientele.

    Our Karma Kandi Pandits are highly learned in Vedic Shastra, Puranas, Upanishads, Tantras and are well versed with all rituals associated with Surya Dev and other deities of the Hindu pantheon. The Pandits have been initiated and have received Diksha for these Mantras that is chanted more than 125,000 times (can vary for different Mantras) under the guidance of a Guru.

    All of them are guided & curated by Sakhashree Neeta. The Pandits will take Solemn Oath with Betel Nut and Leaf (as per Vedic Shastra) before beginning the puja to complete all the rituals mentioned in the puja as per Vedic Vidhi.

    Multiple Videos and Photos of the Rituals will be shared with you on Email and WhatsAppYou can connect with the priest on video call using Skype/Zoom/Whatsapp and Watch all the Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha vidhi LIVE Rudra Centre priests will perform Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha Puja and Yajna as per Vedic rituals based on birth details. Please mention your birth details (name, date, place, time), & Sankalp (your wish) at checkout or contact us at pujaservices@rudracentre.com OR +919326881243. This is an individual Puja (you may do puja on individual name or include your near and dear ones in the puja)

    What will be required from my side to perform Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha Online?

    We will require your birth details (date, place and time of birth)
    Gotra or Clan Name or Family Name (if you don’t know these details you can provide us with the name of your Father & Mother)
    Sankalp or Wish/Intention of the puja which will be translated into Sanskrit and recited by the Head Priest. Your Photograph

    Note all the above details are optional and we can perform the puja on your behalf even if you do not have all the details mentioned above. We can perform the puja just with your Name also.

    How many Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha should I perform? Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha Cost

    The Shravan Somavar Vrat Katha price depends on the dakshina of the priest, the puja samagri used in the rituals. You can connect with our Puja Services Coordinator ( contact us at pujaservices@rudracentre.com OR +919326881243) for Guidanceor Book Puja Services Consultation With Expert who will dive deep into your horoscope/birth chart and the issues being faced by you and suggest appropriate puja along with the number of chants. Note that you can perform any puja regardless of your horoscope or birth chart and puja performed by us only yield positive results and there will be NO side/negative effects of this puja.

    Will Performing Online Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha Work?

    Yes, performing the Shravan Somvar Vrat Katha online with Rudra Centre Puja Services will work for you even if you are not physically present during the puja and are performing this puja long distance. The Mantra Chanting and the Vibration created will reverberate within the entire cosmos and since the Puja is performed on your behalf using your details you will receive the complete benefits of the puja. You will also receive the energized items from the puja which will hold the energies of the rituals. You can check our reviews and testimonials of our Global clients who have performed pujas with us and receive blessings or experienced their wishes being fulfilled.