Shravan Purnima 2020: One of essentially the most auspicious days within the Hindu calendar, Shravan or Sawan Purnima, is being noticed by devotees of Lord Shiva as we speak. This yr Shravan Purnima assumes much more significance because it coincides with Sawan Somwar – a day devoted to Shiva. Sawan Somwar is noticed on each Monday within the month of Sawan, which corresponds to July-August.
On Shravan Purnima, a key puja is carried out on the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir. This yr Amarnath Yatra was cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic however all rituals had been held on the shrine. The conventional ‘Pratham Pooja’ or the primary prayer was completed in early June when the annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Amarnath begins. Shravan Purnima marks the top of the puja.
Mahant Deependra Giri, the custodian of the holy mace of Lord Shiva, together with few others travelled from Srinagar to Amarnath shrine on Monday by a helicopter. Only a number of individuals had been allowed to accompany the Mahant as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
“Chhari-Mubarak (holy mace) Swami Amarnath Ji – one depicting Lord Shiva and another Shakti Goddess Parvati Ji – led by Mahant Deependra Giri was carried to holy the shrine from Dashnami Akhara (in Srinagar) on August 3 by air,” information company ANI quoted a press launch from Amarnath shrine authorities.
The rituals are carried out whereas Vedic hymns are chanted throughout the puja on the holy shrine. According to scriptures, Lord Shiva recounted the ‘Amar Katha’ (the story of immortality) to Goddess Parvat right now.
On Shravan Purnima devotees observe a particular quick and provide prayers at Shiva temples. Sawan is important not just for festivals, however for farmers in addition to the month begins with the primary showers of the monsoon season. The month additionally marks the start of the Chaturmas or the 4 holy months of the Hindu calendar. During these months a lot of the essential festivals like Teej, Raksha Bandhan, Navratri and Diwali happen. This yr Sawan started on July 6 and ends on August 3, with Shravan Purnima.