The backdrop of Monday Fasting:
Monday is considered the very auspicious day, especially for the Lord Shiva devotee. Monday is actually consider as the Shiva Puja day and on this day the devotees visit Lord Shiva temples only to have blessings from this merciful Lord who believes to removes all hurdles from the devotes life as well blesses them with desired fortune.
16 Monday fast also known as “Solah Somvari” is one of the most popular Vrat of the nation in which the young girl keep this fasting to have desire groom. Especially the festival is popular in North India and the day is also dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Hindus believe that Lord Shiva is the supreme Lord and in this “Solah Somvaar” Vrat the devotees need to seek to fast for 16 consecutive Mondays only to have desire blessings from Lord Shiva.
Perfect time to go for “Solah Somvaar” Vrat:
Though anyone who is having some desire can observe 16 Somvar Vrat, but as per Hindu tradition, this Vrat is mainly observed by those people who are facing hindrances in their married life or fail to get marinade on timely. It is recommended to begin the 16 Monday fasting means “Solah Somvar” Vrat on first Monday of Shravan Month (July-August) or you can also go for the Vrat at the month of Chaitra (March). The Vrat consider having fasted for the devotee, Puja to Shiva and reciting the 16 Monday fast story (Solah Somvar Vrat Katha). The devotee also needs to recite the Mantra “Om Namah Shivaay” for 108 times repeatedly in a day for one time or as per the choice of the devotee.
Fasting Practice or Procedure of Somvar Vrat:
16 Somvar Vrat is very simple kind of Puja.
On this day the observer must keep a pure heart of devotion. And the 16 Somvar Vrat must start on Monday.
On the day of 16 Somvaar Vrat which is the Monday, the observer needs to leave the bed early in the morning and need to take shower. After the bath, visit the Puja room and should offer her Puja in front of the Lord Shiva idol or photo.
Chandan, flowers, Akshat, Bhaang, milk these are some important stuff to use for the worship of Lord Shiva. The devotee also needs to pour milk on the Shiva Linga of the lord.
Betel leaves, flowers, coconut these are some important stuff, the devotee needs to offer to Lord Shiva.
The devotee now needs to recite the 16 Somvar Vrat story and Aarti. Burn incense sticks with Kapoor in order to please Lord Shiva.
After the puja, you need to keep fasting for the whole day. You might continue your regular routine whether it is household tasks or go to an office but you are allowed to take slat free food. Like, whole day you can take nut, milk, Mithai, Halwa, Puri, fruits and all that.
In the evening the devotee also needs to do the 16 Somvaar Vrat – Puja by offering Prasad, lamp (Diya) and incense stick in the front of the Lord Shiva idol.
16 Monday (Somvar) Vrat, Quotes, SMS And Blessings Mantra:
“On this auspicious occasion, may the blessings of Shiva Shankar be with all of you. May his glorious divine and merciful attributes remind us of our own abilities and strive to lift ourselves to heights”
“May the glory of Shiva banish all your pain and suffering!”
“May there be light and happiness in your life from this day on”
“May Lord Shiva shower you and your family with happiness, peace, eternal love and strength!”
“May the glory of Shiva Shankar uplift your soul and banish all your troubles”
“May Lord Shiva shower his benign blessings on you and your family! May happiness and peace surround you with his eternal love and strength!”
मनोवांछित फल पाने के लिए शिवजी के मंत्र (Shiv Mantra for 16 Somvaar Vrat Puja)
मनोवांछित फल प्राप्त करने के लिए शिव जी के इस मंत्र का जाप करना चाहिए:
नागेंद्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय भस्मांग रागाय महेश्वराय
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगंबराय तस्मे न काराय नम: शिवाय:॥
मंदाकिनी सलिल चंदन चर्चिताय नंदीश्वर प्रमथनाथ महेश्वराय
मंदारपुष्प बहुपुष्प सुपूजिताय तस्मे म काराय नम: शिवाय:॥
शिवाय गौरी वदनाब्जवृंद सूर्याय दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय
श्री नीलकंठाय वृषभद्धजाय तस्मै शि काराय नम: शिवाय:॥
अवन्तिकायां विहितावतारं मुक्तिप्रदानाय च सज्जनानाम्।
अकालमृत्यो: परिरक्षणार्थं वन्दे महाकालमहासुरेशम्।।
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