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India is a land of diverse cultures and traditions, where festivals hold immense significance. One such vibrant celebration is Sawan or Shravan, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Sawan is a festival of reverence, devotion, and spiritual rejuvenation. By observing the rituals, and puja, and following the steps mentioned above, devotees seek Lord Shiva’s blessings, protection, and fulfillment of their desires.

This unique festival, observed during the monsoon season, carries a rich history, deep symbolism, and a special way of worshiping. In this blog, we will explore the origins, relevance, and procedure for the Sawan puja, as well as the steps to follow during this auspicious festival.

The origins of Saawan can be traced back to ancient Hindu mythology. According to the legends, when the gods and demons churned the cosmic ocean to obtain the nectar of immortality, a pot of poison (Halahal) emerged instead. This poison had the potential to destroy the universe. In order to save the world, Lord Shiva, the supreme deity, consumed the poison. To ease the burning sensation caused by the poison, devotees offered water from the holy river Ganga to Lord Shiva during the month of Sawan.

Sawan is celebrated during the Hindu month of Shravana, which typically falls between July and August. This month holds great significance in Hinduism as it is considered highly auspicious. Devotees believe that by observing rituals and fasting during Sawan, they can seek Lord Shiva’s blessings, protection, and fulfillment of their desires. The festival also marks the arrival of the monsoon season, which brings relief from the scorching heat and rejuvenates the earth, making it a perfect time for spiritual reflection and devotion.


  • Selecting an Auspicious Day: The first step in preparing for Sawan is to choose an auspicious day for the puja. Devotees often consult astrologers or religious calendars to determine the most favorable date.
  • Setting up the Puja Area: Cleanse and decorate a dedicated space in your home for the puja. Place a picture or idol of Lord Shiva and adorn it with flowers, incense, and traditional decorations. Usually, a fragrance like Sandalwood is dearly loved by Lord Shiva, as it cools down his rage and anger, and offering sandalwood to the almighty makes the devotee’s personality attractive and gets respect in society.
  • Observing Fasting: Many devotees observe fasts on Mondays during the Sawan month, known as “Shravana Somvar.” This fast is considered highly significant in pleasing Lord Shiva. One can either observe a complete fast or consume fruits, milk, and other light meals.
  • Offerings to Lord Shiva: Prepare a tray of offerings, including fruits, flowers, milk, curd, honey, and belpatra (leaves of the bilva tree). Recite prayers, chant mantras, and offer these items to Lord Shiva, expressing your devotion and seeking his blessings.
  • Ritual Bathing of the Shiva Lingam: Pour water mixed with milk, honey, and holy Ganga water (if available) on the Shiva Lingam. This act symbolizes the ritualistic bathing of Lord Shiva, as it is believed to wash away sins and purify the devotee’s soul.


  • Engage in spiritual practices: Dedicate time for meditation, chanting mantras, and reading sacred texts related to Lord Shiva, such as the Shiva Purana and the Rudra Samhita.
  • Visit Shiva Temples: Visit temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, especially the Jyotirlingas (the twelve revered Shiva shrines) or other prominent Shiva temples, and participate in special prayers and aarti ceremonies.
  • Celebrate with Devotional Music and Dance: Engage in devotional singing and dancing, known as bhajans and kirtans, to immerse yourself in the divine energy of Lord Shiva.
  • Observe Social Customs: Sawan is also a time for strengthening social bonds. Visit friends and family, exchange gifts, and participate in community gatherings, fostering a sense of unity and harmony.

The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Built during the 18th Century, Kashi Vishwanath temple is said to be dear to Lord Shiva. Many Hindus believe that it is the temple where one can achieve salvation.

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  1. Avatar pavitra Kumar Shukla says:

    किंवदंती शब्द का उपयोग क्यों किया? क्या आपको शिव महापुराण पर विश्वास नहीं है?

  2. Avatar prashant says:

    Good blog

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