Sawan 2024: Things You Should Do and Things You Should Definitely Avoid


According to the Hindu calendar, this year the auspicious month of Sawan, beloved by Lord Shiva, is set to begin on Monday, July 22. During this time, performing rituals and worshiping Lord Shiva can bring good fortune and alleviate life’s troubles. Worshiping Lord Shiva throughout this month is believed to please Him quickly.

According to religious beliefs, if you are facing any issues related to marriage, worshiping Lord Shiva during Sawan can help. The month of Sawan is extremely significant, so it is customary to perform Jalabhishek and Rudrabhishek of Lord Shiva during this time. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do during the month of Sawan.

Sawan 2024: Things You Should Do and Things You Should Definitely Avoid

What to Do During Sawan Month 2024

  • Perform the rituals and worship of Lord Shiva methodically.
  • Perform abhishek of the Shivling with water, milk, or ghee.
  • Chant the “Om Namah Shivaya” mantra.
  • Recite the “Shiv Chalisa” or “Shiv Stuti”.
  • Observe a fast on Mondays and perform special worship of Lord Shiva.
  • It is considered highly auspicious to donate during Sawan, so charity is especially important during this time.
  • Consume a sattvic diet for benefits.
  • Participate in the Kanwar Yatra; it is believed that this can fulfill all desires and bring good outcomes.
  • Wear white and green clothes during Sawan.

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What Not to Do During Sawan Month 2024

  • Avoid activities like cutting hair, nails, and shaving during Sawan.
  • Refrain from wearing shoes.
  • Stay away from negative emotions like anger, greed, and attachment.
  • Avoid consuming meat and alcohol; stick to a sattvic diet.
  • Do not oversleep during the month of Sawan.
  • Avoid sleeping on a bed; it is recommended to sleep on the ground during this month.

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