Haridwar, Kashi – : In Hinduism, the month of Sawan (Sawan 2023) holds immense significance as a period dedicated to the worship and fasting of Lord Shiva. This auspicious month is highly regarded for its spiritual practices and is considered a time of deep devotion and introspection. Sawan 2023 brings with it a unique and special opportunity for Shiva devotees, as it will span across a remarkable duration of 59 days, providing an extended period for devout worship and observance.
The Significance of Sawan in Hinduism
Sawan is widely celebrated among Hindus due to the association of Lord Shiva with this sacred month. It is believed that during Sawan, the cosmic energy and divine blessings of Lord Shiva are abundantly available to those who seek his grace. Devotees engage in various religious activities, including fasting, prayer, and the recitation of sacred hymns and mantras. The atmosphere is filled with reverence and devotion, as people undertake rituals to please Lord Shiva and seek his divine blessings for spiritual growth, prosperity, and fulfillment of wishes.
A Panchang Insight: Sawan 2023
According to the Panchang, Sawan 2023 will be an extraordinary period for Shiva devotees, as it extends over a duration of 2 months. Typically, the month of Sawan spans 30 days each year, with devotees observing fasts on 4-5 Mondays. However, this year marks a rare occurrence known as “Adhikamas” in the Panchang Vikram Samvat 2080 (Vikram Samvat 2080). The intercalary month of Adhik Maas, spanning 33 days, falls after 19 years, resulting in a Sawan period of 59 days. This unique alignment offers an exceptional opportunity for extended worship and spiritual practices dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Commencement and Conclusion of Sawan 2023
Sawan 2023 will commence on Tuesday, 4th July 2023, and conclude on Thursday, 31st August 2023. With a duration of 59 days, this year’s Sawan will provide ample time for devotees to engage in profound acts of worship, devotion, and self-discipline. The extended period allows individuals to deepen their connection with Lord Shiva and embark on a transformative spiritual journey.
The Auspiciousness of Sawan Mondays
While every day of Sawan holds its own significance, Mondays within this sacred month are particularly revered. Known as “Sawan Somwari Vrat,” these Mondays hold immense spiritual value. Devotees observe fasts throughout the day and offer prayers to Lord Shiva, seeking his blessings and divine grace. It is believed that fasting on Sawan Somwari fulfills one’s desires and brings spiritual upliftment. The first Monday of Sawan in 2023 will be observed on 10th July, with subsequent Mondays falling on 17th July, 24th July, 31st July, 7th August, 14th August, 21st August, and 28th August.
A Journey of Devotion and Faith
Sawan 2023 presents a unique opportunity for devotees to embark on a profound journey of devotion and faith. By immersing themselves in the worship of Lord Shiva, individuals can experience spiritual growth, seek solace, and find answers to their deepest questions. The act of fasting, accompanied by sincere prayers and meditation, enables devotees to purify their minds and bodies, fostering a deep connection with the divine. It is a time to reflect on one’s spiritual path, offer gratitude, and seek divine blessings for personal and collective well-being.
In the holy month of Sawan, let us embrace the sacredness of this period and engage in acts of worship, self-discipline, and compassion. May the divine blessings of Lord Shiva fill our lives with joy, prosperity, and spiritual fulfillment.