How To Do Shiva Puja At Monday Fast??


Performing a Shiva Puja during Monday fasting involves worshiping Lord Shiva with devotion and following specific rituals and traditions. Here's a general outline of how to do Shiva Puja during Monday fasting:

  1. Preparation:

    • Begin by taking a bath or shower to cleanse yourself physically and spiritually.
    • Wear clean and appropriate attire, preferably white or light-colored clothes.
    • Choose a clean and quiet place for the puja, preferably facing the east or northeast direction.
  2. Gathering Puja Items:

    • Collect necessary puja items including a Shivling (representation of Lord Shiva), water, milk, curd, honey, ghee (clarified butter), flowers (especially white flowers like jasmine or bel leaves), fruits, incense sticks, camphor, and a diya (oil lamp).
  3. Setting Up the Altar:

    • Place the Shivling on a clean platform or altar.
    • Decorate the Shivling with flowers and offer water, milk, curd, honey, and ghee by pouring them over the Shivling while chanting the mantra "Om Namah Shivaya."
  4. Offering Prayers:

    • Light incense sticks and the diya (oil lamp) to create a sacred atmosphere.
    • Offer prayers to Lord Shiva by chanting mantras such as "Om Namah Shivaya" or other Shiva stotras (hymns) and bhajans (devotional songs).
    • Offer flowers, fruits, and other offerings to Lord Shiva with devotion and gratitude.
  5. Observing Fast:

    • If you're observing a fast on Monday, abstain from consuming grains, pulses, and non-vegetarian food throughout the day.
    • You may choose to consume fruits, milk, water, and other fasting-friendly foods during the fasting period.
  6. Meditation and Reflection:

    • Spend some time in meditation, contemplation, or silent reflection, focusing your mind on the divine qualities of Lord Shiva and seeking his blessings for spiritual growth and well-being.
  7. Conclusion:

    • Conclude the puja by offering aarati (waving of the lighted lamp) to Lord Shiva and seeking his blessings.
    • Distribute prasad (blessed offerings) to family members or guests, if applicable.
    • Express gratitude to Lord Shiva for his divine presence and blessings.

It's important to perform the Shiva Puja with sincerity, devotion, and reverence, keeping your mind focused on the divine throughout the entire ritual. Additionally, you may customize the puja according to your personal preferences and traditions while following the basic principles of worshiping Lord Shiva.


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