Sawan somwar: don't forget to include these things in Shiva worship

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The Monday of Sawan has a lot of importance. According to religious beliefs, Monday is dedicated to Bholeshankar. 


Sawan month is very dear to Bhole Shankar. To please Shiva, Shivling is worshipped. By offering some things on Shivling, special grace of Shiva is obtained.

 Some things should not be included in Shiva Puja even by forgetting.

 Let us know what should be offered on Shivling and what should not be offered on shivling


On Shivling you must offer following on sawan Monday:
  • Water
  • milk
  • sugar
  • saffron
  • perfume
  • curd
  • desi ghee
  • sandalwood
  • Honey
  • Cannabis

You should not offer few things on shivling-

  • Do not offer water to Shivling with a conch shell(Shankh).
  • on Shivling Flowers of Kevade and Ketki should not be offered.
  • Tulsi Dal is not used in the worship of Lord Shankar. Tulsi Dal is not offered to Bholenath.
  • Turmeric is not even used in the worship of Lord Shankar.
  • Even coconut water is not offered to Lord Shankar.
Worship Method:

  • Get up early in the morning and wear clean clothes after retiring from the bath etc.
  • Light a lamp in the temple of the house.
  • Anoint Lord Shiva and all the Gods and Goddesses with Ganga water.
  • Offer flowers.
  • Perform aarti to Lord Shiva and also offer bhog. Keep in mind that only sattvik things are offered to God.
  • Meditate more and more on Lord Shiva.

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