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Sravan Somavar Viratham

Discussion in 'Queries on Religion & Spirituality' started by birraj, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. birraj

    birraj Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,
    I would like to know when Sraven Month somavar viratham starts this year. Thanks

    Birraj
     
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  2. slp807

    slp807 Bronze IL'ite

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    hey,

    this year Sravanamasam starts from August 13th, as it starts on Monday i think u can start the vrath on the same day.

    cheers
    sreelatha
     
  3. sssaustin

    sssaustin Senior IL'ite

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    can you please provide more details abt the viradha...like the purpose and how....
     
  4. birraj

    birraj Senior IL'ite

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    Hi SssAustin,
    I have never done this viratham before. I have seen my grand ma used to observe that. It is mainly for the longtivity of the husbands life( I think so). I have heard this is mainly people in northindia celebrate. My mom's sisters also celeberate this as they live in north india. It is good for sivan and parvathy.

    Hope this helps.
    Regards
    Birraj
     
  5. padmaiyangar

    padmaiyangar Bronze IL'ite

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    madam,
    The month of Shravan is the fifth month of the Hindu calender beginning from Chaitra, and is the most auspicious month of the Chaturmas. On Purnima or fullmoon day, or during the course of the month the star 'Shravan' rules the sky, hence the month is called Shravan. This month is spread out with innumerably religious festivals and ceremonies and almost all the days of this month are auspicious.
    Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year. Each monday of this month, known as Shravana Somvar, is a special day in Shiva temples where the dharanatra hangs over the linga or the idol to bathe it with holy water, day and night. Devotees pile the linga high with Bel leaves and flowers and fast till sunset. The nandadeep (24 hour lamp) burns steadily in the temples
    Lord Shiva and Shravan Mas
    The legend says that when the churning of oceans - Samudra Manthan - took place in the month of Shravan, fourteen different types of rubies came out. Thirteen of these were distributed amongst the demons, except Halahal (poison). Lord Shiva drank the Halahal and stored it in his throat. Hence the name Neelkantha (meaning blue throat) is attributed to Shiva.

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    Since, this happened in the month of Shravana, since then the Shiva devotees offer the <st1:place>Ganges</st1:place> water in this month.

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    <v:shape id=_x0000_i1026 style="WIDTH: 10.5pt; HEIGHT: 7.5pt" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""><v:imagedata o:href="http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/images/bullet.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TRR~1.DOD\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>The belief is that in Shravan month, offering milk to Lord Shiva earns a lot of punya.

    Significance of Shravan Weekdays

    Each day in the month of Shravan has a special significance and has its own ritual.
    <v:shape id=_x0000_i1027 style="WIDTH: 10.5pt; HEIGHT: 7.5pt" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""><v:imagedata o:href="http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/images/bullet.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TRR~1.DOD\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>Monday: is the day of Lord Shiva worship.
    <v:shape id=_x0000_i1028 style="WIDTH: 10.5pt; HEIGHT: 7.5pt" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""><v:imagedata o:href="http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/images/bullet.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TRR~1.DOD\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>Tuesday: Gauri is worshipped in every home, by women for the good health of their family.
    <v:shape id=_x0000_i1029 style="WIDTH: 10.5pt; HEIGHT: 7.5pt" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""><v:imagedata o:href="http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/images/bullet.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TRR~1.DOD\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>Wednesday: are dedicated to Vithala, a form of Vishnu or <st1:place>Krishna</st1:place>.
    <v:shape id=_x0000_i1030 style="WIDTH: 10.5pt; HEIGHT: 7.5pt" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""><v:imagedata o:href="http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/images/bullet.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TRR~1.DOD\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>Thursday: are also days for worshipping Buddh and Guru.
    <v:shape id=_x0000_i1031 style="WIDTH: 10.5pt; HEIGHT: 7.5pt" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""><v:imagedata o:href="http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/images/bullet.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TRR~1.DOD\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>Friday: every home worships Lakshmi and Tulsi.
    <v:shape id=_x0000_i1032 style="WIDTH: 10.5pt; HEIGHT: 7.5pt" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""><v:imagedata o:href="http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/images/bullet.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TRR~1.DOD\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>Saturday: are for Saturn (Shani). It is also known as Shravan Saturdays, with the object of object of obtaining wealth. These days are known as Sampat Sanivara (wealth Saturdays).
    <v:shape id=_x0000_i1033 style="WIDTH: 10.5pt; HEIGHT: 7.5pt" type="#_x0000_t75" alt=""><v:imagedata o:href="http://www.rudraksha-ratna.com/images/bullet.gif" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\TRR~1.DOD\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>Sundays: are meant worshipping the Sun god. Sun worship was general in the Vedic period and even now it is so. Especially in Shravan, every Sunday the Sun is worshipped without fail.

    Festivals in Shravan Month

    During this month people practice many rules and regulations while praying and also fast. Shravan has a special importance as it ushers in a host of auspicious days and festivals like:

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  6. birraj

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    Dear Mam,
    The information you have given is good. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Regards
    Birraj
     
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    jyotiparab Silver IL'ite

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    have u done the somar vrat finally or still asking the doubts
     

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