Significance of the month of July and Monday

Significance of the month of July and Monday
In the month of July, bangles on women’s hands and mehendi on the neck of married women have become synonyms in Nepali society. The month of July, bangles on women’s hands and mehendi on the neck of married women have become synonymous in Nepali society.

July is such a special month where you can see the same fashion from little girls to grandmothers. Hands full of green bangles and mehendi ani green pote. There is also a religious belief that if a married woman wears a green bangle on her arm during the month of Saun, her husband’s life will increase and unmarried women will fulfill their wishes. On one hand, religious and cultural significance of green bangles and mehendi are associated with the month of July, on the other hand, it has become a fashion in the new generation.

As the month of July begins, green bangles, pote and henna are seen in the market. Since the beginning of the month of July, Monday in this month has the same importance. July is the month associated with Shivaji. It is believed that if you worship Shiva in the month of July, you will get the same results as if you worship all the gods. As the month of July is important from a religious, natural and cultural point of view, this month is considered special. Especially on Mondays in July, there is a tradition of fasting and worshiping Lord Shiva. Women attach more importance to Parvati as they have heard the legend that Parvati attained Lord Shiva by going without food for the whole month of July.

It is a religious belief that if you fast and worship Shiva in the month of July, you, your husband, children and family will be well. It is a classical belief that Shiva can be made happy by offering pure water while fasting on Monday, even if there is no other day of the month.

The reason why the month of July is more dear to Shiva is that there is more rain in this month, which provides cooling to the poisoned hot body of Shiva. In this month nature itself performs Rudribhishek. According to Shiva Purana, Shiva himself is water. Lord Shiva while explaining the glory of the month of July to the Sanat Kumaras said 9 Out of my three eyes, the right eye is the sun, the left eye is the moon and the middle eye is fire.

Our months are named after the constellations. The lord of Shravan Nakshatra is the Moon. The Moon adorns the head of Lord Shiva. When the sun enters Cancer from Gemini and the month of July begins, then the sun becomes dakshinayan, the heat of the sun decreases and the days start getting shorter. Also, the Sun provides heat and the Moon provides coolness, so when the Sun enters Cancer, it rains and this pleases Shiva.

Saturday Monday
There is a tradition of worshiping Lord Shiva on Mondays. According to astrology, as the lord of Monday is Lord Shiva, worshiping Shiva on this day is considered special. It is also believed that fasting and worship of Shiva on Monday of this month will be especially fruitful. On this day, there is a tradition of fasting for good health, long life and other things for yourself and your family. There is a story in the Puranas that Parvati got Mahadev Swami due to the effect of fasting on Hasta Nakshatra-yukta Somwar.

In Hinduism, July is called the month of Dharmakarma. It is believed that fasting, charity, worship etc. in this month will give many times more fruits. In the Puranas, there is a discussion of three main fasts. They are 9 Saune Monday, Rasoh Monday and Som Pradosh. Fasting on Monday is similar to other fasts. This fast starts from sunrise and lasts until the third hour. At the third hour of the day i.e. around three o’clock, one should worship Shivaji and listen to the story. On the day of fasting, sattvik food should be eaten once in the evening. It is believed that all problems will be solved by fasting in this way.

This time, the first Monday of July falls on the 7th of July. In this way, there are only 4 Mondays in July this year. This is according to solar calculations. But there is an instruction to use Chant Tithibar for religious activities while fasting. Even better if both the Moon and the Sun come together. Looking at it in this way, i.e. in terms of lunar calculation, it seems that the first Monday falls on the 14th of July only, because there is only Ashad left until the 11th of July. But it is seen that Nepali people start fasting from the 7th according to solar calendar. If you start looking at the moon, it will be autumn till 10th of August.

Shiva
Shiva is a Vedic deity. Shiva means welfare. It is believed that when properly worshiped, he becomes happy and fulfills one’s wishes. The tradition of worshiping Shiva is believed to have continued since Vedic times. Shiva is worshiped as Ruta in the Vedas. In the sixteenth chapter of Shukla Yajurveda, the various types of Ruta are described. Shiva is worshiped as the giver of happiness, the destroyer of sins and the benefactor of the devotee.

In mythological texts, Brahma is considered as the god of creation, Vishnu as the god of protection and Shiva as the god of destruction. Shiva is said to be the god of all gods ie Devadhideva Mahadev. As Shiva means well-being, it is believed that when properly worshiped, he brings happiness and fulfills one’s wishes. Shiva is worshiped as Ruta in the Vedas. In the Shukla Yajurveda, Shiva is worshiped as the god who bestows happiness, destroys sins and brings welfare to the devotee.

Rudri in July
In Nepali society, it is customary to wear Rudri in the month of July. Rudri means anointing the Shivlinga by reciting the Shatrudriya Vedic mantra. Rudribhishek is performed by Brahmins especially on Monday of July and on any other day of July. In Rudri, Shiva is anointed with water along with chanting of Vedic mantras. Those who desire these four things, Dharma, Artha, Karma and Moksha, please Ashutosh Lord Rudra through Rudri Path. It is believed that as Rudri is pleased, all wishes are fulfilled. It is believed that by anointing different objects and chanting Rudripatha, different wishes are fulfilled.

Saturday’s destinations
Devotees throng Shivalayams across the country on Mondays. Devotees from the area around Kathmandu become the main destination on Mondays in the month of July 9 Pashutinath area. The great glory of Pashupatinath is mentioned in the mythological texts. Similarly, special visits are made to temples like Kumbheshwar in Lalitpur, Santhaneshwar Mahadev, Khotang Halesi Mahadev, Koteshwar in Kathmandu, Jaleshwar in Mahottari, Galeshwar in Myagdi, Dhaneshwar in Pindeshwar Kavre in Dharan, Panchpokhri in Sindhupalchok, Gosainkunda in Rasuwa, Dupcheswar in Nuwakot. For the past few years, Bolbam Yatra has also been going on.

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