• Monday 21st Aug 2017
Somvati Amavas

Somvati Amavasya falls only on the day of Monday. It is observed to be auspicious for all the married women. It is said that worshipping Lord Shiva on Somvati Amavasya gives immense benefits. In addition, it is considered as an important day to reduce the malefic effects of Shani Dosha and to perform Pitra Tarpan. The Peepal tree is considered as a sacred tree as per the Indian traditions and on the auspicious day of Somvati Amavasya women tie a sacred thread around its trunk for 108 times. Parikrama around the tree is performed for 108 times and it is offered with milk, sandal paste, flowers and vermillion. Devotees sit under the Peepal tree and chant Mantras to please the Almighty.

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