The month of Sawan is often mentioned in the Puranas as the most special month to worship Mahadev/Lord Shiva, the creator of the universe. According to the Puranas, worshipping Shiva in the month of Sawan 2023 fulfils all the wishes of the devotees. The benefits of worshipping Lord Shiva during Sawan are also mentioned in astrology. It helps to get rid of the malefic effects of many Grahas and Doshas. Let’s know more about the rituals as per zodiac signs that garner benefits when performed during the month of Sawan.
Significance of Lord Shiva’s Worship During Sawan 2023
Worshipping Lord Shiva daily in the Sawan month is very fruitful. With the beginning of Sawan, we all witness a huge influx of devotees in Shiva temples. To please Lord Shiva, devotees anoint him with milk, water or honey and offer bilva leaves, light lamps and incense sticks. It is believed that the devotees come to visit Lord Shankara with great faith and no devotee returns empty-handed from Lord Shiva’s abode during the Sawan month.
When is Sawan 2023?
The holy month of Sawan in 2023 will start on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. This year there is an additional month – Adhik Maas in Sawan. That’s why the Hindu month of Sawan will have two months. Sawan month will end on Thursday, 31 August 2023. All Mondays coming in the month of Sawan are called Sawan Mondays (Sawan Somwar 2023).
- First Sawan Monday – July 10, 2023, Tithi – Ashtami
- Second Sawan Monday – July 17, 2023, Tithi – Amavasya
- Third Sawan Monday – July 24, 2023, Tithi – Shashti
- Fourth Sawan Monday (Sawan Somwar 2023) – July 31, 2023, Tithi – Trayodashi
- First Sawan Monday – August 7, 2023, Date – Saptami
- Second Sawan Monday – August 14, 2023, Tithi – Trayodashi
- Third Sawan Monday – August 21, 2023, Date – Nagpanchami
- Fourth Sawan Monday – August 28, 2023 – Dwadashi
Know more about the Importance of Sawan/Shravan Somvar
Shiva Puja in Sawan 2023 According To Zodiac Signs
Aries natives should perform Abhishek of Lord Shiva with milk and honey mixed together during Sawan 2023. Along with this red sandalwood and red flowers should be offered. The Lord of Aries is Mars, so the red colour is very auspicious for this zodiac. Aries people should also chant || Nageshwaraya Namah || This helps the devotees to perform well in their job or business and gain great financial progress and stability.
If people of Taurus sign anoint Shiva with curd in place of milk, they can get beneficial results. Venus is the Lord of Taurus. White colour has special significance for the people of this zodiac. After anointing Lord Shiva with curd, offer jasmine flowers and bilva leaves to seek God’s blessings. Reciting Rudrashtak and worshipping Bhole Baba with all your heart can get all your wishes fulfilled.
People of the Gemini zodiac sign should perform Abhishek of Lord Shiva with sugarcane juice in Sawan 2023 since it’s considered extremely fruitful because the Green colour is auspicious for Gemini people. Gemini natives often live a life of anger and fear therefore, anointing Lord Shiva with sugarcane juice helps in reducing the anger of these natives. They will get the support of others. These people should also chant || Om Namah Shivaya|| Along with this, Datura and Bhang (Cannabis) should be offered to please Lord Shiva and gain maximum benefits.
People of the Cancer zodiac should offer milk containing Bhang (Cannabis) and sugar to Lord Shiva in Sawan. The lucky colour of the people of this zodiac is milky white. Therefore, these people should anoint Lord Shiva with milk and offer flowers. Cancer natives should also recite Rudrashtadhyayi in a Shiva temple. This helps in fulfilling all the wishes of the devotees and gives them health benefits. Cancerians should also do a special puja on Nag Panchami.
Know the Significance of Nag Panchami Puja during Sawan 2023
People of the Leo zodiac should do Abhishek of Lord Shiva with red sandalwood water during Sawan 2023 since red and golden colours are very lucky for the people of this zodiac. In addition, red flowers should also be offered to Lord Shiva and Shiv Chalisa should be recited while doing the puja on the temple premises. This helps Leo natives to achieve name, fame and peace in life.
Virgo zodiac individuals should perform Abhishek of Lord Shiva either Panchamrit (a mixture of milk, honey, ghee, sugar and curd) along with water during Sawan. Virgo natives are very firm when it comes to their marriage. If they regularly worship Lord Shiva for the entire Sawan month, then they will get to see its benefits immediately. Offering Belpatra, Datura, Bhang (Cannabis), etc. to Lord Shiva during this period is highly beneficial. It is fruitful to chant Panchakshari Mantra while worshipping too.
It is considered auspicious and lucky for the Libra natives to do the Abhishek of Lord Shiva with milk mixed with cow ghee and perfume or fragrant oil or sugarcane juice. This helps to get rid of the malefic effects of various planets from the horoscope too. The natives of this zodiac sign should also offer sweets having saffron to the Lord. Chanting the Sahasranama of Lord Shiva during Sawan 2023 helps to bring success and fame in the field of education.
Scorpio natives should do Abhishek of Lord Shiva with water and honey. Just like honey changes the taste of neutral water into sweet, worshipping Lord Shiva with utter dedication and the right rules can help in fulfilling all the wishes of the devotees. Sugar can also be added to water for the Abhishek in place of honey. Anointing Lord Shiva with this sweet water helps devotees to gain wealth, fame, prosperity and success in the field of education, business and job. The lucky colour for the Scorpio natives is red so devotees should also offer red rose and bilva leaves to Lord Shiva. Chanting Rudrashtak during Sawan month is also considered auspicious and fruitful.
Know the Significance of Rudrabhishek Puja during Sawan 2023
The yellow colour is especially beneficial for natives born in the zodiac Sagittarius. These people should perform Abhishek of Lord Shiva with saffron mixed in milk. Devotees should also offer yellow-coloured flowers and Kheer to the Lord. Reciting Panchakshara Stotra and Shivashtak brings happiness and peace to the Sagittarians.
People of the Capricorn zodiac sign should anoint Lord Shiva with sesame oil in the Sawan month. Saturn is the lord of Capricorn. Since sesame oil is associated with Shani Dev, thus it becomes an important item for this zodiac. By performing Abhishek of Lord Shiva with this oil, Capricorn natives can get all the material comfort and luxury in life. Offering bilva patra, datura, flowers, cannabis and ashtagandha to Lord Shiva can also be very beneficial. For best results in Sawan 2023, one should chant || Parvatinathaya Namah ||
The people of Aquarius are not very religious by nature, therefore they perform pujas in a different way. In order to please Shiva and get lucky, the Aquarius natives should recite Shivashtak and do Abhishek of Lord Shiva with coconut water, sugarcane juice and mustard oil throughout the month of Sawan 2023. By doing this, their family life remains happy and peaceful and childless couples get the fortune and happiness of having children.
People of the zodiac sign Pisces should anoint Lord Shiva by mixing saffron in water. As the lord of this zodiac is Jupiter, yellow is the lucky colour for the Pisces individuals. It is beneficial for the Pisces natives to do Panchamrit Abhishek of Lord Shiva and offer flowers to him. Chanting Panchakshari Mantra 108 times with a sandalwood mala fulfils all the wishes of the devotees. This leads to peace within the family and the enhancement of their business heritage.
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