Mondays during this month are considered to be the most auspicious known as ‘Shravan Somwars’. (Credit: Twitter/ Isha Foundation)
Shravan, the 5th and the holiest month of Hindu calendar starts from today i.e. July 17. The month as per Hindu mythology is said to be the time when Shiva, the destroyer among the Trimurti consumed the Halahal or poison that came out as the result of ‘Samudra Manthan’ i.e. Churning of the ocean. The devotees worship Lord Shiva and observe fast in the auspicious month of Shravan or Sawan.
In the period of Shravan, the Shiva devotees give up eating non-vegetarian food and consume nutrient rich products. Mondays during this month are considered to be the most auspicious known as ‘Shravan Somwars’.
As social media is bustling with tweets and posts, we bring divine quotes about Lord Shiva as it is the perfect time to send quotes, messages, GIFs to your loved ones.
He who has served and helped one poor man seeing Shiva in him, without thinking of his caste or creed or race or anything, with him Shiva is more pleased than with the man who sees Him only in temples --Swami Vivekanand
Creating music is a wonderful way to celebrate our devotion for Lord Shiva--Amish Tripathi
Shiva is chidambaram, like the inner sky. Shiva is the inner sky of consciousness--Sri Sri Ravishankar
Shiva and Shakti are indistinguishable. They are one. They are the universe. Shiva isn't masculine. Shakti isn't feminine. At the core of their mutual penetration the supreme consciousness opens--Daniel Odier
I am Shiva, Destroyer of Worlds--Tucker Max
Lakhs of devotees including men, women, children undertake the Kanwar Yatra carrying the holy water on their shoulders to offer it to the Shivalinga.
The holy month will conclude with the celebration of Rakshabandhan on August 15.