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Query from: smitha, india, 04/21/08
Topic: SPIRITUALITY      Submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject: Somvar vrat for shivji

Hi ,I have been doing monday fast for shivji for the past one year? I have a doubt ?During the periods i.e. during menstural cycle is it right to fast I dont however do any pooja at that time but only fast.Should I be having normal diet then and then continue fast on the other days? Thanks in advance for your help

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Response from: mrs.ram s,   
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Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
hi smitha,

No, we should consider that monday during the monthly menses if itfalls on monday for sola somavar shiva puja.

You can't do the Puja during Periods. So you can't complete this Vratm in 16 weeks. It will take some more weeks for completing this Vratam. You have to fast till evening and do Puja. You should not eat onions, garlic, nonveg etc. Read the Somavar Vrat katha.

Please see this link to know about Monday Fast

http://www.s-a-i.info/assoc_change/………

Rituals to be followed for the Monday fast

The Monday fast is upto the third phase. During the fast phalahar (fasting food) can be eaten. There is no hard and fast rule except that there should be only one meal eaten on that day and worship or puja of Shiva and Parvati is to be done.

There are three types of Monday fast.

Simple every Monday fast.

Somvar pradosh fast

16 weeks Monday fast.

The rituals are same for all the three fasting. After doing the Shiva puja the story must be read or heard.

Please see this link to know about 16 Somvar Vrat

http://www.hinduritesandrituals.com………

This fast series is done to please Lord Shiv, the naïve God who is so easy to please. One begins the fast on a Monday of the bright fortnight of any month. Many people observe this serial fast during the Chatur Maas (The four holy months from June/July to October/November). On the 17th Monday, Udyapan or thanksgiving to Lord Shiv is done.

The person who observes the fast should do Shiv-Parvati Pooja after having a bath, the person should then read the “Solah Somvar Katha” and fast till sunset. During the fast hours, the person may have some fruits, nuts and milk. He/She can have one meal at sunset.

You can also see this link

http://www.shaivam.org/siddhanta/fe………

thnks

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Smitha,

Please see this link in ammas.com. You will get the advice you are looking for. Advice was given by Advisor Ekta Sharma of ammas.com

http://www.ammas.com/a1/advisors/in…

Somavar Vrat :

While doing the Somavar Vrat You have to fast till evening and do Puja. You should not eat onions, garlic, nonveg etc. Read the Somavar Vrat katha.

Rituals to be followed for the Monday fast :

The Monday fast is upto the third phase. During the fast phalahar (fasting food) can be eaten. There is no hard and fast rule except that there should be only one meal eaten on that day and worship or puja of Shiva and Parvati is to be done.

There are three types of Monday fast.

Simple every Monday fast.

Somvar pradosh fast

16 weeks Monday fast.

The rituals are same for all the three fasting. After doing the Shiva puja the story must be read or heard.

Solah Somvar Vrat :

This fast series is done to please Lord Shiv, the naïve God who is so easy to please. One begins the fast on a Monday of the bright fortnight of any month. Many people observe this serial fast during the Chatur Maas (The four holy months from June/July to October/November). On the 17th Monday, Udyapan or thanksgiving to Lord Shiv is done.

The person who observes the fast should do Shiv-Parvati Pooja after having a bath, the person should then read the “Solah Somvar Katha” and fast till sunset. During the fast hours, the person may have some fruits, nuts and milk. He/She can have one meal at sunset.

(http://www.ammas.com/a1/advisors/in…)

You can also see this link

http://www.shaivam.org/siddhanta/fe…

Please see this link to know about Simple fast on Mondays

http://www.ammas.com/a1/advisors/in…

If you are doing Solah Somvar Vrat you have to do the Udyapan after 16 weeks.

Please see these links to know about Udyapan for Solah Somavar Vrat

http://satyamshivamsundaram.blogspo…

http://spirituality.indiatimes.com/…

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Response from: Mahua Roy,   
Registered Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
It is advised to keep fast on Mondays during menses but do not perform any puja or touch the Altar. You can take "phalahar" (fruits), juice and take meal once, i.e. after sunset.

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Response from: Bond 007 James,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
hi, you can continue your fasting and poojas even during menstrual days on mondays. only think you have to do is take shower before doing pooja and continue fasting.

no need to stop pooja on menstrual days for shiv vrat.

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Response from: kalliani muraleedharan,   
Featured Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
hi smitha, during our menstrual cycle days no poojas or vratams are taken or offered.fasting or any such vratas are done from 7th day of the cycle.after bath we continue our normal religious activities.if ur fasting days come during the cycle that particular fasting day will commence after the cycle.in most cases if you are a monday -fast girl you will miss one monday in the month normally.you can continue next monday onwards. may lord sivas blessings be on you

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Response from: Geetha Gopakumar,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
The presence of blood in any prayer ritual is a definite `No'. Animal worship and blood sacrifices as seen in some temples are certainly against established norms of worship. The mere presence of blood desecrates the place of worship and invites the evil force, hovering in nether worlds beyond our perception and senses. The menstrual blood is not just blood itself but blood combined with a dead egg. This egg, in it's fertile state had contained intrinsic life-force or sakthi of being able to create another `being' under opportune conditions? Unfertilised and ejected during the menstruation process, the egg is dead. Devoid of its potency, it becomes another dead being or Pretham. It is thus, tantamount , at least figuratively speaking, to bringing a miniaturised graveyard to the venue of the ceremony. That is why young ladies are forbidden from visiting temples during such periods. Besides, in many communities, during their `unclean' times they are also forbidden from venturing out at odd hours like at noon and dusk, and to places like the graveyard.

Bearing in mind the philosophy of the 18 steps, emotional states like Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Madha, Maltsarya, Asooya and Dhumb should be restrained or totally shed. For some ladies, the pre and post menstrual syndromes (PMS) and the accompanying pain that they undergo during such times, throw them off balance both emotionally and physically. The agony is such that they have to often take recourse to medical treatment to alleviate the pain. Such being the case, can they properly follow the rituals prescribed during the period of vrutham ? Not only that, during such turbulent period of agony, they are caught in a disturbed state of mind like anger and pain which could divert their attention from the sole aim of devotion to God. http://www.saranamayyappa.org… Therefore enacting or performing pooja or to do vrathas and chanting, fasting etc. is not suggested.

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