Sawan Somvar 2019

Sawan Somvar Days in 2019

Shravan month or Sawan month is dedicated to Lord Shiva in Hindu calendar's fifth month. Savan month starts in the mid of July till the mid or end of August. The month of Sawan is very auspicious to worship Lord Shiva. Shiva's devotees carry fasts during the whole month of Shravan month on Sawan somvaar to please Lord Shiva and attain his blessings.

Sawan Somvaar Vrats are carried out by devotees on all Mondays or Somwar's in the Shravan month. Shravan Somwar or Sawan Somwar Vrats are observed by most Hindu people, there are 4-5 sawan somwar vrats in the month of Sawan. Some people continue observing fasts after the month of sawan also to complete 16 Somwaar or solah somvaar vrats.

All Tuesdays or Mangalwar in the month of Shravan are dedicated to Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva. Fasting on Tuesdays of Shravan month is known as Mangal Gauri Vrat. Some other auspicious days in the month of Savan are Sawan Shivaratri, Hariyali Teej, Raksha Bandhan and Nag Panchami.

Sawan Somwar 2019 Vrat Dates for North India

This year in 2019, the Shravana Month starts from 17th July, 2019 (Wednesday). Sawan Somwar 2019 Vrat Dates for Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and other North Indian states are on 22nd July, 29th Jul, 5th August and 12th August (All Mondays) and the sawan month is ending on 15th August, 2019.

Sawan Somwar 2019 Vrat Dates for Other States

In the states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Shravana Month first day is on August 2, 2019. Sawan Somwar Vrat Dates 2019 for these states are on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August.

There is fifteen days difference in Purnimant calendar, followed by North Indian states, Shravan month starts fifteen days before Amavasyant calendar.
Shravan or Savan month's name is derived from the Nakshatra (constellation) Shravan. This constellation Shravan appears every year in this month of Savan.

Highly auspicious time to start Solah Somvar Vrat Katha is from first Sawan Somwaar for women as well as men. Somvar Vrat or Somvaar Vrat is mainly categorized into three categories:

  •     Savan Somvar: Mondays fast in the month of Savan
  •     Solah Somvar: Solah (sixteen) Somvars(Mondays) fasting
  •     Somya Pradosh: Monday Fast observed till the evening during Pradosham or Pradosh Vrat.

Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati are both worshiped in month of Savan and devotees offer prayers along with Bel Patra, Dhatura, flowers, Water, Milk, fruits, Chandan and much more to receive their blessings.

Sawan Shivratri 2019 Date

Sawan Shivratri 2019 , Savan Shivratri 2019 Date

When is Shivratri? - Shravan Shivratri is on 30th July 2019 (Tuesday)

Sawan - Month of Shiva

Shivaratri in the month of Shravana is known as Sawan Shivaratri or Shravana Shivratri. Shivaratri celebrated in the krishna paksha chaturdashi of Savan month or Shravan Masa is considered highly auspicious and if you fast on this day of Shivratri, you get the blessings of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Shivratri in the sawan month comes a day or two before Amavasi or new moon day. Sawan Shivratri in 2019 is on 30th Jul, Tuesday. Lakhs of Hindu people throng the Shiva temples to worship and perform special pujas such as Gangajal Abhishekam. It is common to see people offering Gangajal, bilva leaves or bel-patra leaves, honey, milk-water, fruits on the Shivalingam or Shivling. It is in this month of Shravana that Kanwarias bring Gangajal from holy river Ganga to Shiva temples near their homes.

In the month of Shravan, not only Sawan Shivratri but all Mondays are highly auspicious. People fast on the day of Sawan Shivaratri and the Mondays coming up in the Savan mass. People from all over the world visit some of the major Shiva temples of India like Kashi Vishwanath, Deoghar, Badrinath Dham, Kedarnath Dham etc. Following Purnimant Lunar Calendar, Sawan Shivaratri is observed in India's North Indian states like Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. Following Amavasyant Lunar Calendar, Sawan Shivaratri corresponds to Ashadha Shivaratri in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Sawan Shivratri Vrat Vidhi

On Shivaratri day, devotees should observe full day fast on Shivaratri. You may please go to a Shiva temple and pour the milk and offer bel-patra, dhatura to the Shivalingam. Although food should be taken on next day but nowadays people eat food once in a day and take milk,tea and fruiots the whole day. Devotees should seek blessing of Shiva God by praying to him and saying hymns and mantras dedicated to Shiva like "Om Namah Shivay" and "Mahamritunjay Mantra". It is recommeded to keep chanting the mantra "Om Namah Shivay" or "Namah Shivay" the whole day for maximum benefit. It is also recomended to bathe in the evening for doing once again the Shiva puja and break the fast next day after taking bath within Chaturdashi Tithi.

Sawan Shivaratri Puja Muhurat 2019

Nishita Kaal Puja Time - 12:06 AM to 12:49 AM, Jul 31
Duration - 00 Hours 42 Mins
Next Day on 31st Sawan Shivaratri Parana Time = 05:46 AM to 11:57 AM

Ratri First Prahar Puja Time - 07:10 PM to 09:49 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time - 09:49 PM to 12:28 AM, Jul 31
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time - 12:28 AM to 03:07 AM, Jul 31
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time - 03:07 AM to 05:46 AM, Jul 31

Actually, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi or Chaturdashi Tithi of each month is observed as Shivaratri of the month or Masik Shivaratri or Masa Shivaratri and usually falls a day or two before Amavasi or new moon day so in a year there are 12 Shivaratri days. The 2 most important Shivaratri's of the year is the Maha Shivaratri during February or March and the Sawan Shivaratri during July-August.

Shravana Shivratri Vrat Vidhi – Before the Shivaratri Vratam, on Trayodashi, devotees should eat only once.

Shravan Month 2019 Dates & Importance

Shravan Month 2019 Importance

Shravan Mahina, or Sawan Mahina, is dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. Shravan Mahina is from July 17 to August 15 in this year 2019 in North Indian Hindu calendar for states such as for Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. According to Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars, or for states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Tamil Nadu, Shravan Maas 2019 is from Aug 2 to August 30. Special abhishek, prayers and rituals are performed with devotion in temples of Lord Shiva. In this month of Sawan, Kanwarias collect the water of Ganga River or Gangajal, and take away with them walking on foot to their homes and pour the holy water on Shivling.

Importance & Significance of Sawan Month

Sawan month also called as ‘Nabhas’. On the day of Shravan Purnima or the full moon day in Shravana maas, also comes the Shravana nakshatra (Nakshatra of God Sri Maha Vishnu), thus this full month is known as Shravana masam. This is one of the main reason Sravan month is important and auspicious for the Hindus.

Worshipping Shiva Parvati on Somvar or Mondays or observing a vrat/fast in the Sawan month is considered highly auspicious. There is also a legend that goes regarding Shravan Maas, Sati, the daughter of Daksh sacrificed her life and vowed that she would marry Lord Shiva in every birth she takes and when she was born as Devi Parvati to parents Himalaya and Maina, Parvati started fasting in this month of Sawan since her young age. Shiva was impressed with the devotion of Parvati and thus fasting in this Sawan month has a great significance.

Samudra Manthan in Shravan Mahina

It is during this period of shravan maas that Lord Shiva drank poison that came out during the churning of ocean and saved the world. This churning of ocean was popularly called "Samdura Manthan" in Hindi and all the Hindu gods and goddesses were witness to this Samudra Manthan and subsequent act of drinking poison by Shiva. This is one of the reasons that ganga -jal or water is offered to the Shivling to remove the ill-effects of poison.

Importance of Shravan Month is also due to the fact that the three other days are also considered auspicious- the Shravana Mangalvar (Tuesdays in Shravan month), Shravana Shukravar (Fridays in Shravan month) and Shravana Shanivar (Saturdays in Shravan month). Newly married brides observe Mangala Gauri Vrata on Tuesdays in the month of Shravan to get away from bad and negative omens. Shravana Shukravar Vrat (Varalakshmi Vratam) is observed by married women on Fridays in the month of Sawan. Saturdays in the month of Sawan, Lord Sri Maha Vishnu or Lord Venkatesha or (Lord Balaji) is worshipped.

Shivji is worshipped by offering Gangajal, Bilva leaves, Dhatura, Bhang leaves, fruits to the Shivling and people observe fast on every Monday that come during Shravan Puja. The fast is known as Saawan Somwaar Vrata. Some people prefer to eat only vegetarian foods and some people read Holy Scriptures of Shiva like ShivaPuran.

Famous Shiva temples like Shiva Deoghar Baidhyanath Dham, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain is visited by lakhs of Hindus from all over the world in the month of Sawan.

Shravan Mahina is one of the first Hindu sacred months of four holiest months of Chatur Mas. Tuesdays are dedicated to the worship of Mangala Gouri Puja and Saturdays for worship of Lord the  Shravan Month. Sawan maas is highly auspicious for good karmas. Grihpravesh in the sawan month has high significance as well as persons born in the sawan maas are also considered lucky like Lord Jagannath, Sri Krishna, Lord Hayagriva etc.

Shravan Pournami or Sharavan Purnima is also celebrated in some parts of the country as Jandhyala Pournami. In North India, Sawan Purnima is celebrated as Raksha bandhan. Worshipping of Sri Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi is also auspicious in the Shravan month.

Sawan Start End Date 2019

Sawan Start End Date 2019

The month of Sawan is one of the holiest months in the Hindu calendar, in which devotees observe fast and worship Lord Shiva. In Hindu calendar, Sawan is the the fifth lunar month in which many devotees even give up eating non-vegetarian food. Sawan month or shravan month starts from July 17 (Wednesday) and ends on August 15.

This is the holy month of Shiva where saffron-attire clad Shiva devotees, known as Kanwariyas, walk barefoot with pitchers of holy water balanced between their shoulders from the Ganga to their homes where this holy water is offered to the Shivalingam. The Kanwar Yatra stretches for over 100 kilometres. The old and young people, women and men, children and even differently-abled devotees can be seen at holy sites by Ganga such as Gangotri, Gaumukh and Hardwar and the Jyotilinga shrines of God Shiva.

In Tamil Nadu, Kavadi festival is celebrated where Lord Muruga is worshipped and that is similar to north India’s Kanwar Yatra.

Shravan Month Importance - The month of Shravan is highly important and all Mondays or Somwar's are considered highly auspicious for observing a fast known as Shravan Somwar or Sawan Somwar. Many devotees observe the 16 Mondays or Solah Somwar fast right from first Somwar of Sawan month. All Tuesdays or Mangalwar in Shravan month are dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. Tuesday’s fasting during Shravan month is known as Mangal Gauri Vrat. Sawan Shivaratri and Hariyali Amavasya are some other auspicious days in the Shravan month.

Sawan Start Date 2019 & Sawan End Date 2019 - Sawan Somwar vrat dates for Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand starts from July 17 and conclude on August 15.

Sawan Shivratri 2019 Date - 30 July

For Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Sawan Somwar vrat dates are from August 2 to 30. Happy Sawan!

Chandra Grahan 16 July 2019 Timings

Chandra Grahan 16 July 2019 Timings

Today is the day of lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan. This is a partial Lunar Eclipse which is seen throughout India. Chandra Grahan starts on 1: 31 AM on July 17 i.e the night of July 16 and comes to an end on July 17 at 4:30 AM.

The partial lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan occurs when the earth rotates between the sun and the moon, but the three are not in a straight line. Today is also Guru Purnima. As per Hindu beliefs, Maharshi Krishna Dwaipayan Vyas popularly known as Maharshi Ved Vyas was born on the day of full moon of the Ashadh Shukla Paksha, he is the adi guru, the composer of Mahabharata and Lecturer of the four Vedas. Puja for Guru Purnima can be done before the Sutak period of Chadra Grahan.

Today after the last partial lunar eclipse on July 16, the third and last solar eclipse of this year will be on December 26, which will be visible in India.

What is partial lunar eclipse?
The partial lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan occurs when the earth rotates between the sun and the moon, but the three are not in a straight line. On the small surface of the moon, the shadow of the middle part of the earth appears which is called Umbra. The shadow of the outermost part of the Earth reflects on the rest of the moon and that is called Penumbra. Thus we see the shadow of the earth in a large part of the moon.

Lunar eclipse 16 July 2019 appear in which countries?
This Chandra Grahan 16 July 2019 is visible throughout India. Worldwide, this eclipse will be visible in most parts of Asia, Europe, Australia and South America.

At what time will partial lunar eclipse appear?
The lunar eclipse will be there for a total of 2 hours and 59 minutes. Chandra Grahan starts on 1: 31 AM on July 17 i.e the night of July 16 and comes to an end on July 17 at 4:30 AM.

Can you see lunar eclipse?
Lunar eclipse is completely safe so you can see it with the naked eye. No special caution is needed to see the lunar eclipse. If you see the lunar eclipse with the help of telescope you will see a very beautiful appearance.

When will the sutak period begins before the Chandra Grahan?
As per scriptures, sutak for Chandra Grahan begins nine hours before the eclipse. Thus sutak time will begin on July 16 from 4:31 PM. Temples get closed in this period as well as during the actual eclipse time.

What are the measures to avoid the adverse effects of eclipse?
The eclipse period is considered inauspicious as per Hindu mythology. People can read Shiv Chalisa in Hindi at the time of eclipse. After the Chandra Grahan time is over, the house is purified with the holy Ganga water. Then after worshipping god, you can do "daan-dakshina" or doing charity.

When is the next Chandra Grahan or total lunar eclipse?
The next total lunar eclipse or chandra Grahan will be visible on May 26, 2021. 

Guru Purnima 2019

Guru Purnima Date - 16th July(Monday) in 2019

Guru Purnima or Vyasa Purnima Significance

Guru Purnima, also known as Vyasa Purnima, is celebrated by the Hindus and the Buddhists. On this auspicious day the Buddhists honour Lord Buddha who had given his first sermon at Sarnath. The Hindus, however, mark the importance of this day by honouring the wise sage Vyasa as per the ancient Hindu traditions. The significance of Guru Purnima lies in the belief that the study of the scriptures commenced on this day.

Guru Purnima Celebration

Vyas Purnima is celebrated with great fanfare and devotion at various places, including the temple of Satya Sai Baba in Shirdi. The story of the life of Sage Ved Vyasa, along with famous quotes from the religious scriptures, is narrated in various cultural gatherings, where devotees and disciples gather to pay homage to the great life. This famous sage - Ved Vyas is believed to have composed the Hindu epic poetry Mahabharata and the Puranas. He is believed to be the original guru of the Hindu Dharma or religion.

Songs, Quotes, Wishes and messages to the loved one in the form of Guru Purnima greeting cards, the more prevalent e-cards nowadays, and SMS and phone calls, float around. The disciples offer their gurus garlands as a mark of respect and also bestow lavish gifts keeping in mind the purity and sincerity of the “guru-shishya parampara” or the teacher-disciple relationship.

“Gurur Brahma gurur Vishnu gurur devo Maheswarah
Gurur sakshat parambrahmah tasmi sri gurave namah”

Meaning of the above mantra

The Guru is Brahma
The Guru is Vishnu
The Guru is Shiva
My Salutations to such a Guru, who is the Supreme God

Those who do not have a guru, you can recite the following verse for Lord Shiva or Guru Dakshinamoorti, i.e., Lord Shiva as he is considered as the Guru of the whole universe.

Nidhaye sarva vidyanam bhishaje bhava roginam
Gurave sarvalokanam Dakshinamoortaye namah

Happy Guru Purnima 2019!

श्री शिव चालीसा, Shiv Chalisa in Hindi, English

श्री शिव चालीसा, Shiv Chalisa in Hindi, English

Shiva Chalisa is a 40 verse prayer for Lord Shiva. Shiva Chalisa appreciates Shiva and devotee asks to shower his blessings on him/her so that all worldly obstacles are removed. Those who wish to seek blessings of Lord Shiva must recite Shiv Chalisa on a daily basis with deep devotion and sincerity. While reciting Shiv Chalisa in Hindi, the focus and concentration should be on a picture or idol of Lord Shiva. Shiv Chalisa is recited by followers and worshippers of Shiva on Mahashivratri, sawan mahina.

श्री शिव चालीसा इन हिंदी 

जय गणेश गिरिजा सुवन, मंगल मूल सुजान।
कहत अयोध्यादास तुम, देहु अभय वरदान॥
जय गिरिजा पति दीन दयाला। सदा करत सन्तन प्रतिपाला॥
भाल चन्द्रमा सोहत नीके। कानन कुण्डल नागफनी के॥
अंग गौर शिर गंग बहाये। मुण्डमाल तन क्षार लगाए॥
वस्त्र खाल बाघम्बर सोहे। छवि को देखि नाग मन मोहे॥
मैना मातु की हवे दुलारी। बाम अंग सोहत छवि न्यारी॥
कर त्रिशूल सोहत छवि भारी। करत सदा शत्रुन क्षयकारी॥
नन्दि गणेश सोहै तहँ कैसे। सागर मध्य कमल हैं जैसे॥
कार्तिक श्याम और गणराऊ। या छवि को कहि जात न काऊ॥
देवन जबहीं जाय पुकारा। तब ही दुख प्रभु आप निवारा॥
किया उपद्रव तारक भारी। देवन सब मिलि तुमहिं जुहारी॥
तुरत षडानन आप पठायउ। लवनिमेष महँ मारि गिरायउ॥
आप जलंधर असुर संहारा। सुयश तुम्हार विदित संसारा॥
त्रिपुरासुर सन युद्ध मचाई। सबहिं कृपा कर लीन बचाई॥
किया तपहिं भागीरथ भारी। पुरब प्रतिज्ञा तासु पुरारी॥
दानिन महँ तुम सम कोउ नाहीं। सेवक स्तुति करत सदाहीं॥
वेद माहि महिमा तुम गाई। अकथ अनादि भेद नहिं पाई॥
प्रकटी उदधि मंथन में ज्वाला। जरत सुरासुर भए विहाला॥
कीन्ही दया तहं करी सहाई। नीलकण्ठ तब नाम कहाई॥
पूजन रामचन्द्र जब कीन्हा। जीत के लंक विभीषण दीन्हा॥
सहस कमल में हो रहे धारी। कीन्ह परीक्षा तबहिं पुरारी॥
एक कमल प्रभु राखेउ जोई। कमल नयन पूजन चहं सोई॥
कठिन भक्ति देखी प्रभु शंकर। भए प्रसन्न दिए इच्छित वर॥
जय जय जय अनन्त अविनाशी। करत कृपा सब के घटवासी॥
दुष्ट सकल नित मोहि सतावै। भ्रमत रहौं मोहि चैन न आवै॥
त्राहि त्राहि मैं नाथ पुकारो। येहि अवसर मोहि आन उबारो॥
लै त्रिशूल शत्रुन को मारो। संकट ते मोहि आन उबारो॥
मात-पिता भ्राता सब होई। संकट में पूछत नहिं कोई॥
स्वामी एक है आस तुम्हारी। आय हरहु मम संकट भारी॥
धन निर्धन को देत सदा हीं। जो कोई जांचे सो फल पाहीं॥
अस्तुति केहि विधि करैं तुम्हारी। क्षमहु नाथ अब चूक हमारी॥
शंकर हो संकट के नाशन। मंगल कारण विघ्न विनाशन॥
योगी यति मुनि ध्यान लगावैं। शारद नारद शीश नवावैं॥
नमो नमो जय नमः शिवाय। सुर ब्रह्मादिक पार न पाय॥
जो यह पाठ करे मन लाई। ता पर होत है शम्भु सहाई॥
ॠनियां जो कोई हो अधिकारी। पाठ करे सो पावन हारी॥
पुत्र होन कर इच्छा जोई। निश्चय शिव प्रसाद तेहि होई॥
पण्डित त्रयोदशी को लावे। ध्यान पूर्वक होम करावे॥
त्रयोदशी व्रत करै हमेशा। ताके तन नहीं रहै कलेशा॥
धूप दीप नैवेद्य चढ़ावे। शंकर सम्मुख पाठ सुनावे॥
जन्म जन्म के पाप नसावे। अन्त धाम शिवपुर में पावे॥
कहैं अयोध्यादास आस तुम्हारी। जानि सकल दुःख हरहु हमारी॥
नित्त नेम उठि प्रातः ही, पाठ करो चालीसा।
तुम मेरी मनोकामना, पूर्ण करो जगदीश॥
मगसिर छठि हेमन्त ॠतु, संवत चौसठ जान।
स्तुति चालीसा शिवहि, पूर्ण कीन कल्याण॥

Shiva Chalisa in English:-


Jai Ganesh Girija Suvan, Mangal Mul Sujan|
Kahat Ayodhya Das, Tum Dey Abhaya Varadan||


Jai Girija Pati Dinadayala |Sada Karat Santan Pratipala||
Bhala Chandrama Sohat Nike| Kanan Kundal Nagaphani Ke||

Anga Gaur Shira Ganga Bahaye| Mundamala Tan Chhara Lagaye||
Vastra Khala Baghambar Sohain| Chhavi Ko Dekha Naga Muni Mohain||

Maina Matu Ki Havai Dulari| Vama Anga Sohat Chhavi Nyari||
Kara Trishul Sohat Chhavi Bhari| Karat Sada Shatrun Chhayakari ||

Nandi Ganesh Sohain Tahan Kaise| Sagar Madhya Kamal Hain Jaise||
Kartik Shyam Aur Gana rauo| Ya Chhavi Ko Kahi Jata Na Kauo||

Devan Jabahi Jaya Pukara| Tabahi Dukha Prabhu Apa Nivara||
Kiya Upadrav Tarak Bhari| Devan Sab Mili Tumahi Juhari||

Turata Shadanana Apa Pathayau| Luv nimesh Mahi Mari Girayau ||
Apa Jalandhara Asura Sanhara| Suyash Tumhara Vidit Sansara||

Tripurasur Sana Yudha Machai| Sabhi Kripakar Lina Bachai||
Kiya Tapahin Bhagiratha Bhari| Purahi Pratigya Tasu Purari||

Darpa chod Ganga thabb Aayee|Sevak Astuti Karat Sadahin||
Veda Nam Mahima Tav Gai| Akatha Anandi Bhed Nahin Pai||

Pragati Udadhi Mantan te Jvala| Jarae Sura-Sur Bhaye bihala||
Mahadev thab Kari Sahayee,| Nilakantha Tab Nam Kahai||

Pujan Ramchandra Jab Kinha| Jiti Ke Lanka Vibhishan Dinhi||
Sahas Kamal Men Ho Rahe Dhari| Kinha Pariksha Tabahin Purari||

Ek Kamal Prabhu Rakheu goyee| Kushal-Nain Pujan Chahain Soi||
Kathin Bhakti Dekhi Prabhu Shankar| Bhaye Prasanna Diye-Ichchhit Var||

Jai Jai Jai Anant Avinashi| Karat Kripa Sabake Ghat Vasi||
Dushta Sakal Nit Mohin Satavai| Bhramat Rahe Man Chain Na Avai||

Trahi-Trahi Main Nath Pukaro| Yahi Avasar Mohi Ana Ubaro||
Lai Trishul Shatrun Ko Maro| Sankat Se Mohin Ana Ubaro||

Mata Pita Bhrata Sab Hoi| Sankat Men Puchhat Nahin Koi||
Swami Ek Hai Asha Tumhari| Ai Harahu Ab Sankat Bhari||

Dhan Nirdhan Ko Deta Sadahin| Arat jan ko peer mitaee||
Astuti Kehi Vidhi Karai Tumhari| Shambhunath ab tek tumhari||

Dhana Nirdhana Ko Deta Sadaa Hii| Jo Koi Jaanche So Phala Paahiin||
Astuti Kehi Vidhi Karon Tumhaarii| Kshamahu Naatha Aba Chuuka Hamaarii||

Shankar Ho Sankat Ke Nashan| Vighna Vinashan Mangal Karan||
Yogi Yati Muni Dhyan Lagavan| Sharad Narad Shisha Navavain||

Namo Namo Jai Namah Shivaya| Sura Brahmadik Par Na Paya||
Jo Yah Patha Karai Man Lai| To kon Hota Hai Shambhu Sahai||

Riniyan Jo Koi Ho Adhikari| Patha Karai So Pavan Hari||
Putra-hin Ichchha Kar Koi| Nischaya Shiva Prasad Tehin Hoi||

Pandit Trayodashi Ko Lavai| Dhyan-Purvak Homa Karavai||
Trayodashi Vrat Kare Hamesha| Tan Nahin Take Rahe Kalesha||

Dhuupa Diipa Naivedya Chadhaave| Shankara Sammukha Paatha Sunaave||
Janma Janma Ke Paapa Nasaave| Anta Dhaama Shivapura Men Paave||


Nitya Nema kari Pratahi| Patha karau Chalis||
Tum Meri Man Kamana| Purna Karahu Jagadisha||

Magsir Chathi Hemant Riitu| Sanvat Chousadh Jaan||

Stuti Chalisa Shivhin| Purn keen Kalyaan||

As per Hindu Mythology if you chant Shiva Chalisa regularly, it is the most powerful way to please God Shiva and get his blessings.

How to recite Shiva Chalisa

Shiva Chalisa can be recited in a temple in front of a Shivling or it can also be recited in front of God Shiva Idol or picture. Shiva Chalisa meaning in hindi - it is the praise for god Shiva.

Shiva Chalisa Benefits

Shiva Chalisa if recited on a daily basis provides peace of mind and makes you feel happier provided that you know the meaning of Shiv Chalisa in Hindi and recited in a soft and slow tone. Reciting Shiv Chalisa benefits are like a devotee gets free from all fears as they are being showered with a great strength to overcome evil powers and enemies. One gets relaxation from all worries of life, this helps in peace of mind and lastly but not least you have a feeling that Shiva is with you all the time to protect and prosper you in life.

We would soon updated here Shiv Chalisa in Tamil language/Telgu, Gujrati and Marathi language. You can download Shiv Chalisa as PDF or MP3 format. Shiv Chalisa by Anuradha paudwal, Sunil Dhyani, anup jalota, gulshan kumar, shankar mahadevan, lakhbir singh lakha are some famous ones you can find on youtube.

See also:

Benefits of chanting Shiv Names
OM Namah Shivaya Mantra
Sawan Month 2019 Dates
Shiva Ashtottara Shatanamavali
Shiv Aarti in Hindi

शिवजी की आरती हिंदी में, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा, Shiva Aarti Lyrics in Hindi

शिवजी की आरती हिंदी में, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा, Shiva Aarti Lyrics in Hindi

Om Jai Shiva Omkara is the most famous Aartis of Lord Shiva. This Om Jai Shiva Omkara Aarti is recited on almost all occasions related to Lord Shiva We have given Shiv aarti lyrics in hindi below. Shiv Aarti should be recited after the daily puja on a regular basis to get the blessings of Lord Shiva.

How to Recite Shiv Aarti

Shiv Aarti should be recited in front of Shivling after your puja is completed or you can also chant Shiva aarti after your puja in home in front of any picture of Lord Shiva.

Shiv Aarti Benefits

Shiv Aarti if recited on a regular basis would yield positive results and it would definitely make you at peace and happy.

शिवजी की आरती हिंदी में

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा, स्वामी जय शिव ओंकारा।
ब्रह्मा, विष्णु, सदाशिव, अर्द्धांगी धारा॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

एकानन चतुरानन पञ्चानन राजे।
हंसासन गरूड़ासन वृषवाहन साजे॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

दो भुज चार चतुर्भुज दसभुज अति सोहे।
त्रिगुण रूप निरखते त्रिभुवन जन मोहे॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

अक्षमाला वनमाला मुण्डमाला धारी।
त्रिपुरारी कंसारी कर माला धारी॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

श्वेताम्बर पीताम्बर बाघम्बर अंगे।
सनकादिक गरुणादिक भूतादिक संगे॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

कर के मध्य कमण्डलु चक्र त्रिशूलधारी।
सुखकारी दुखहारी जगपालन कारी॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

ब्रह्मा विष्णु सदाशिव जानत अविवेका।
मधु-कैटभ दो‌उ मारे, सुर भयहीन करे॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

लक्ष्मी व सावित्री पार्वती संगा।
पार्वती अर्द्धांगी, शिवलहरी गंगा॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

पर्वत सोहैं पार्वती, शंकर कैलासा।
भांग धतूर का भोजन, भस्मी में वासा॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

जटा में गंग बहत है, गल मुण्डन माला।
शेष नाग लिपटावत, ओढ़त मृगछाला॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

काशी में विराजे विश्वनाथ, नन्दी ब्रह्मचारी।
नित उठ दर्शन पावत, महिमा अति भारी॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

त्रिगुणस्वामी जी की आरति जो कोइ नर गावे।
कहत शिवानन्द स्वामी, मनवान्छित फल पावे॥
ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा॥

Shiv Aarti In English Language

Om jai Shiv Omkara, Om jai Shiv Omkara|
Bhramha, Vishnu, Sdashiva, adaghi dhara|| Om Jai…

Ekanana, chaturanna, panchana raje|
hansanan, gharurasna, vrishvahan saje|| Om Jai…

Do bhuj char chatur bhuj, das bhuj ati sohe|
teeno rupa nirakhta, trivuban jaan mohe|| Om Jai…

Akshamala vana-mala, rudra-mala dhari|
chandan mirga maad sohe, bhole shubh kari|| Om Jai…

Shwetambar, pitambar, bhagambar ange|
sankadik, bhramhadik, bhootadik sanghee| Om jai…

Kar Men Madhya Kamandalu Chakra Trishool dharta|
Jagkarta Dukha harta, Jag Palankarta|| Om Jai…

Brahma, Vishnu, Sadashiv, Janat Aviveka|
Pranvakshar Ke Madhye, Yah Tinon Eka|| Om Jai…

Trigun Swamiji Ki Aarti Jo Koi Nar Gave|
Kahat Shivanand Swami, Manvanchhit Phal Pave|| Om Jai…

We would soon updated here Shiv Aarti in Tamil language/Telgu, Gujrati and Marathi language. You can download Shiv Aarti as PDF or MP3 format. Shiv aarti by Anuradha paudwal and Gulshan kumar are some famous ones you can find on youtube.

See also:

Benefits of chanting Shiv Names
OM Namah Shivaya Mantra
Sawan Month 2019 Dates
Shiva Ashtottara Shatanamavali
Shiv Chalisa in Hindi

Char Dham Yatra 2019

Char Dham Yatra 2019

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When is the best time to do Char Dham Yatra?

What things to watch for while doing Char Dham Yatra?
When does the Char Dham Yatra Start?
When does the Char Dham Yatra Ends?
Why you need to go for Char Dham Yatra?
How to register for Char Dham Yatra?
What is Biometric Registration and how it can be done?
Can Biometric Registration for Chard Dham Yatra be done online?
How to reach Char Dham Yatra from haridwar
How to travel Char Dham Yatra? How to perform Char Dham Yatra?
How many days required for Char Dham Yatra?
How to do Char Dham Yatra by bus?
Which Package is the best for Char Dham Yatra?
What is the package cost for Char Dham Yatra?

You will find answer to the above mentioned questions here on this page.

Full Char Dham Yatra
In the full Char Dham Yatra in India, these are the 4 temples that are covered:
Badrinath Temple in Badrinath, Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka, Jagannath Temple in Puri and Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram.

Chota Char Dham Yatra
In the Chota Char Dham Yatra in India, these 4 temples need to be visited:
Badrinath Temple in Badrinath, Kedarnath Temple in Kedarnath, Gangotri Temple and Yamunotri Temple.

Char Dham Yatra starts on the day of Akshaya Tritiya or Akha-Teej that comes usually in the month of May and Char Dham Yatra comes to an end usually 2 days after Diwali, on the day of Bhai-Dooj.

Char Dham is a Hindu's holy and spiritual pilgrimage or Yatra. Char Dham yatra starts from Gangotri in Uttrakhand and then moves to Yamunotri and then subsequently to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Each destination is dedicated to a particular god. Yamunotri is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, Gangotri is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This journey, which is at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level, is not only religious-spiritual, but also a mystery-adventure journey. The sacred char dham yatra provides peace, comfort and coolness to the mind.

The Char Dham of the Himalaya starts from holy religious place of Haridwar and Rishikesh, but in our scriptures, the yatra starts from Yamunotri Dham. Goddess Yamuna is regarded as devotion. 'Kedarkhanda' of 'Skanda Purana' states that attainment of knowledge is not possible without devotion. Therefore, it is necessary to visit Gangotri Dham only after the Yamunotri, because the Goddess Ganga is the dynasty of knowledge. Knowledge takes the person to the shelter of Baba Kedar. This is the situation when there is no desire left to get anything in life. It has been said in the scriptures that this thing takes the person to the refuge of God Badri Vishal or Badrinath. Here only happiness exists.That is why Badrinath Dham is regarded as the Vaikuntha on Earth.

Traditionally, this pilgrimage tour must begin from the West and end in the East. That is why the Char Dham Yatra starts from Yamunotri, then move to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath.

First place to visit is Yamunotri 

The most holy area of Yamunotri is a dark rock from where the hot springs comes, it is known as the Divya Shila. It is believed that a bath in the waters of the Yamuna River protects the devotee from untimely death.Yamunotri is known as the first stop of Chardham Yatra. Here is a beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and near the temple is the source of boiling water, which is the center of attraction for pilgrims.

The height of this glacier from the sea level is 4421 meters. It is mentioned in the scriptures that this sacred place was the place of worship of a sage "Asit Muni". He worshiped the Goddess Yamuna here, after which Yamunaji appeared in front of him. To reach Yamunotri Dham, six km from Janki Chatti vertical journey has to be done on foot. The Yamuna Temple situated here was built in the 19th century by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur.

Second Place to visit is Gangotri

Gangotri is the second stop in the Chardham yatra. After visiting Yamunotri, pilgrims travel to Gangotri for worship of Ganga Mata. The natural source of the Ganga is 18 km from the Gomukh Glacier Gangotri. Distance from Yamunotri to Gangotri road is 219 kilometers whereas Gangotri distance from Rishikesh is 265 km. It is believed that King Bhagirath meditated here in Gangotri on a rock called Bhagirath Shila, near the temple.

Third Place to visit is Kedarnath

The third stop for the Chardham Yatra is Kedarnath Dham which comes in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Lord Shiva's 12 Jyotirlings include the Kedarnath Dham. Gaurikund distance from Rishikesh is 76 kms and one can reach Kedarnath by completing a distance of 18 kms from here. A 4-meter wide cemented road has been made between Kedarnath and Lanchalei, so that devotees can easily reach Kedarnath.

Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also a part of the Panch Kedar. It is the northern-most Jyotirlinga and is close to the source of the holy River Mandakini. Adi Shankaracharya is said to have attained ‘samadhi’ at a very young age near to the Kedarnath Temple.

Fourth Place to visit is Badrinath

Buses and Cars go to Badrinath Dham, so one does not have to walk too much to reach Badrinath even after the weather is not good. Badrinath is also called Baikunth Dham. In this temple you can see the idols of Goddess Lakshmi, Kuber ji, Uddhav Ji, Garud ji, Narada ji etc. along with Lord Vishnu. To reach Badrinath, you can go from Rishikesh and then via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Chamoli and Govindghat.

Located between the Nar and Narayan mountains, Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is situated on the bank of the River Alaknanda. It is believed that Lord Vishnu meditated here while his consort Lakshmi took the form of a berry (badri) tree to offer him shade.

There are many more temples that you can visit in your journey to Char Dham Yatra.

BhimPul near Badrinath - It is not a man-made but a natural bridge made of a giant rock. It is coming out over the Saraswati river. Ganesh Cave, Vyas cave etc. can also be seen here.

Joshimath - It is believed that here Adiguru Shankaracharya received knowledge. He established the first monastery in the Badrinath temple and three other monasteries in different corners of the country. In the winter season, Lord Buddinath's throne stays here.

Nrisingha temple - Nrisingha Temple is the most popular temple of Joshimath. This temple is dedicated to Lord Nrisingha or Lord Narsimha which was the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is also known as Narasingh Badri or Narasimha Badri.

Bhavishya Badri Temple - This temple is situated in the middle of thick forests around Tapovan on Joshimath-Lata-Malari road in the east of Joshimath. This temple is situated in the thick forests at 2744 meters above sea level. The future Badri Temple was founded by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in the 8th century AD.

Temples near Kedarnath Temple - Vishwanath temple, Guptakashi, Madhameshwar temple, Mahakali temple, Kalimatha, Narayan temple, Tungnath temple on Kedarnath road. Apart from this, Rudraprayag, Devprayag, Kedar Marg and Karnprayag, Nandprayag and Vishnupyag get on the route of Badrinath from among 5 Prayags. Pilgrims who visit Chardham also visit these temples.

When is the best time to go for Char Dham Yatra?

The Chardham yatra starts every year in the month of April-May and ends in October-November, but the month of September is the peak season of this journey because of the heavy rains in the area between June's last week to July and August  due to which the pilgrims have to face huge troubles. September is the best time to visit Char Dham, because after the rain the entire valley is washed and fresh, greenery starts appearing all around and the natural beauty is at its full glory.

Take Care of these things while going for Char Dham Yatra

  • Not just the Chardham yatra but you should always keep your medicines with you during any trip. 
  • Apart from this, you must keep these medicines for minor troubles like stomachache, vomiting, headache, fever etc.
  • Keep warm and woolen cloths together while traveling, because the area is always cold and the cold increases at the height. 
  • Keep a good flashlight or torch as well.
  • If possible, do visit Chardham with family, friends and relatives instead of having to face difficulties because the Char Dham route is challenging.
Why you must visit or go for Char Dham Yatra?

It is believed that visiting these holy places helps achieve "Moksha" (salvation). Every Hindu must visit the Char Dhams during one's lifetime.

Biometric Registration for Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham Yatra Registration or Biometric Registration has been made compulsory for devotees by the Uttarakhand Govt. 

After the Chardham biometric registration is complete, devotees are issued biometric cards. Devotees need to register themselves at one of the many spots coming enroute the Char Dham Yatra. With the help of Biometric registration, a devotee can be tracked with a GPS based monitoring system which is good and act as a security and safety cover. 

Where You can Register for Char Dham Yatra?

The registration for CharDham Yatra 2019 can be done offline or online. There are many counters set up for pilgrims enroute to Chardham Yatra. Biometric Registration Counters are available at these places:

Char Dham Yatra Registration 2019 (Offline)

Haridwar Railway Station, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Parking
Rishikesh Roadways Bus Stand, Hemkund Gurudwara
Janki Chatti
Uttarkashi Hina, Dobata

Char Dham Yatra Online Registration 2019

A devotee can also opt for Char Dham Yatra Online Registration, this would save time and there is no need to get stuck in long queues.The Char Dham Yatra 2019 Online Registration is super easy. You need to visit the official website for Char Dham Registration - and Register an account there. Here you would require your email, mobile number, ID proof (Aadhaar, Voter ID, PAN card, passport or driving license). You would also need to upload your photograph. Also, you must tell the actual dates when your are coming to Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Akshaya Tritiya 2019 Date and Time

Akshaya Tritiya 2019, Akshaya Tritiya 2019 Date and Time

Akshaya Tritiya also known as Akha Teej is highly auspicious day for Hindus all over the world. Akshaya Tritiya occurs on Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha. It is considered very auspicious if Akshaya Tritiya falls on a Wednesday and that day is Rohini Nakshatra day. The word Akshaya means never diminishing. Therefore if anybody performs any Japa, Yajna, Pitra-Tarpan, Dan-Punya on this day, that japa or daan-punya never diminishes and it remains with the person forever.

Akshaya Tritiya 2019 falls on 7th May 2019. Akshaya Tritiya day is ruled by God Vishnu, the preserver God in the Hindu religion and this day is believed to bring good luck and success. God Vishnu along with Devi Lakshmi are worshipped on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. As per Hindu mythology, Treta Yuga began on this day of Akshaya Tritiya. Akshaya Tritiya and Parashurama Jayanti, the birth anniversary of 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, often falls on the same day but Parashurama Jayanti might come one day before Akshaya Tritiya day as per the starting of Tritiya Tithi.

It is believed that if you buy gold on Akshaya Tritiya date, it brings prosperity and good fortune in the coming years. As it's Akshaya tritiya day, gold bought on this day never diminish and it continues to grow. Therefore, people can be seen buying gold on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

As per astrologers, Askshay Tritiya day is free from all negative effects and it is one among the three days in the year that don't need any Muhurta to perform any auspicious work. Alongwith Askshaya Tritiya day, Yugadi and Vijay Dashami are the other two days when any auspicious work done on these days would give beneficial results.

Akshay Tritiya Dates

Akshaya Tritiya Date 2019 - 7th May 2019 (Tuesday)

Tritiya Tithi Starts 03:17 on 7th May 2019

Tritiya Tithi Ends 02:17 on 8th May 2019

Akshaya Tritiya Date 2020 - 26th April 2020 (Sunday)
Akshaya Tritiya Date 2021 - 14th May 2021 (Friday)

Importance of Akshaya Tritiya/Akshaya Tritiya Significance

Marriage ceremony, house warming ceremony, purchasing of new clothes and jewelry, buying new vehicle or purchasing property, etc. are performed on Akshaya Tritiya day. There are four Yugas as per Hinduism - Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapar Yuga and Kali Yuga. Akshaya Tritiya is the day when Satya Yuga got over and Treta Yuga began. Origin of Akshaya Tritiya is significant in Hinduism.

Many Hindus perform Hawan, take bath in the sacred rivers like Ganga and visit temples and holy places on this day. Hindu people also do Tarpan for their deceased ancestors on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya.

Nirjala Ekadashi 2019

Nirjala Ekadashi Date  - 13th June 2019 (Thursday)

Nirjala Ekadashi Date in 2019 - 13th June 2019

Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and sacred Ekadashi among all the twenty four Ekadashis that comes in a year. Nirjala means without water and Nirjala Ekadashi fasting is observed without any food or water. As this fasting is Nirjala Ekadashi Vratam, it is the toughest among all Ekadashi's of the year due to a strict fasting rules. Nirjala Ekadashi and also all the Ekadashi's are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. While observing Nirjala Ekadashi fast, Vishnu devotees do not take food as well as water the whole day and the fast is only over the next day after ekadashi.

Nirjala Ekadashi Fast 2019

As this Nirjala Ekadashi fast is highly sacred, it is recommended to all the devotees that those who are not able to observe fast on all twenty four Ekadashi's of the year should definitely observe this single day of Nirjala Ekadashi fasting. It is a strong belief and is said that fasting on Nirjala Ekadashi gives all the benefits of twenty four Ekadashi fasting of the year.

Nirjala Ekadashi/Bhima/Pandava Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Pandava Ekadashi or Bhimseni or Bhima Ekadashi because of the legend associated with Pandavas and particularly Bhim. Bhimsen, the second brother among Pandava's could not control having food and thus was not able observe the strict Ekadashi fasting. All Pandava's Yudhishthir, Arjuna, Nakul and Shahdeva, along with their wife Draupadi and mother Kunti except Bhim observed all Ekadashi fasting of the year. Due to this, Bhima, got upset and thought that he was disrespecting Lord Vishnu. Bhima then went to met Sage Maharishi Vyasa for his advises and getting answers to his problem. Then Vyasa rishi suggested Bhima to observe the single Nirjala Ekadasi fasting and thus it acted as the compensation for not observing all Ekadashi's of the year. Thus, Nirjala Ekadashi also came to known as Bhimseni Ekadashi or Pandava Ekadashi.

Nirjala Ekadashi Importance/Significance of Nirjala Ekadashi

It is a strong belief that those who fast on this day of Nirjala Ekadashi are received by messengers from Vaikuntha, the abode of Vishnu, after death, and not by Yama, the god of death. It is also believed that Lord Vishnu transformed himself into Ekadashi to make all the humanity get rid of their sins.Observing this fast is equal to going to pilgrimage. The sins of this life and the previous one are considered burned by observing this fast. Nirjala Ekadasi fast helps in getting longevity, happiness, salvation, wealth, and prosperity with the blessings of Lord Vishnu. It is recommended not to fast on this day of Nirjala Ekadashi for those who are undergoing treatments or medications, if one can observe they can have fruits and milk, tea but not any form of atta or wheat and salt. It is a known fact that one should not eat rice on any ekadashi day including Nirjala Ekadasi.

Nirjala Ekadashi fasting falls on Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month particularly in month of May or June. Nirjala Ekadashi falls just after the Ganga Dussehra (which is the appearance or coming up of Maa Ganga on earth on this day). It is also possible that Ganga Dussehra and Nirjala Ekadashi might occur on the same day.

Rules of Ekadashi/Nirjala Ekadashi Fasting

Ekadashi fasting is over on next day of Ekadashi fast after sunrise. It is necessary to observe breaking of Ekadashi fast often known as Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not observing Parana within Dwadashi is not seen good. Parana or breaking the ekadashi fast should not be done during Hari Vasara. If Hari Vasara period gets over, then only one should break the Nirjala Ekadashi fast. Hari Vasara is the period of first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. Pratahkal is regarded as the most preferred time to break the fast.One should also avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna and if it's not possible to break ekadashi fasting during Pratahkal then it should be done after Madhyahna.

Things you can Do on Nirjala Ekadasi

  • Offer prayers to Lord Vishnu early in the morning and also the whole day.
  • Listen to Bhagavad Purana or chanting bhajans dedicated to Lord Vishnu
  • Light a diya in front of Lord Vishnu and offer Tulsi leaves and flowers.
  • Observe a waterless fast for the whole day. If not able to fast the whole day without water, then one can take fruits and tea, milk, water but should not eat salt and "atta" or wheat.
  • Prepare Panchamrita, a mixture of five foods: milk, curd, ghee, honey and sugar and offer to Lord Vishnu.
  • Donate food grains, clothes, fruits, milk, umbrellas, hand-fans, matakas filled with water, to Brahmins.
  • Next morning, after bath, donate food, fruits, sherbet, water, milk, clothes etc. and then break fast by drinking water.