Read this story of 'Shravan Somwar' to please Lord Shiva

Jul 06 2020 11:41 AM
Read this story of 'Shravan Somwar' to please Lord Shiva

The month of Sawan is considered special for the people of Hinduism. Special worship of Lord Shiva is done in this month. The month of Sawan is considered to be the favourite of Lord Shiva, that is why it is considered important. All Mondays of Sawan are dedicated to Lord Bholenath. Today we are going to tell you the story of Sawan Monday.

Once upon a time, a moneylender lived in a city. There was no shortage of money in his house but he had no children, due to which he was very sad. He used to fast every Monday to get a son and worshipped Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati with full devotion. Seeing his devotion, one day Goddess Parvati was pleased and requested Lord Shiva to fulfil the wishes of that money lender. Hearing the wishes of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva said that "Every creature in this world gets the fruits of his deeds and people have to suffer for their sins." But Goddess Parvati expressed her desire to fulfil the wishes of the moneylender. On the request of Parvati, Lord Shiva gave a boon to the moneylender but he also said that the age of his child will be only twelve years. The moneylender was listening to the conversation of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. He was neither happy nor sad about this. He continued to worship Shiva as before. After some time a son was born to the moneylender. When that child was eleven years old, he was sent to Kashi to study. The moneylender called the maternal uncle of the son and gave him a lot of money and said that you take this child to attain Kashi Vidya and perform Yagya on the way. Wherever you perform the Yagya, go to the Brahmins providing food and giving Dakshina.

Both uncle and nephew performed Yagya and donate Dakshina to Brahmins and went towards Kashi. There was a city where the daughter of the king. But the prince he was about to marry was blind. the prince thought of a plan to hide the fact that his son did not have sight in one eye. Seeing the moneylender's son, an idea came to his mind. He thought why not make this boy the groom and marry the princess. After marriage, he will take the princess to his city. The boy was married to the princess wearing the groom's clothes. But the moneylender's son was honest. He did not find this to be right he took the opportunity and wrote on the foot of the princess's, "You are married to me, but the prince with whom you will be sent is 'Boss Eyed'. 

When the princess read the words written on the sardine, she told her parents about this. The king did not leave his daughter, taking the procession back. On the other hand, the moneylender's boy and his maternal uncle reached Kashi and went there and performed a Yagya. When the money lender's son turned 12 years old, a Yagya was performed. The boy told his maternal uncle that my health is not right. Uncle said that you go inside and sleep. According to Shiva's boon, the child died after some hours. Seeing the nephew dead, his maternal uncle started mourning. Incidentally at the same time, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were going from there. Parvati said to God- Swami, I cannot bear this cry and pain. You must get rid of this person's sufferings.

When Lord Shiva approached the dead boy, he said that he is the son of the same moneylender, whom I gave a boon to die at the age of 12.  But Goddess Parvati said that, please, Mahadev, please give him gift of life, otherwise his parents will also die. On the insistence of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva gave the boy the boon of being alive. By the grace of Shiva, that boy became alive. After finishing education, the boy went to his city with his maternal uncle. Both of them walked to the same city where he got married. He also performed a Yagya in that city. The boy's father-in-law recognized him and took him to the palace and took care of him and sent his daughter off with him.

The moneylender and his wife were waiting for their son. He pledged that if he got the news of his son's death, he too would give up his life, but he was very happy to get the news that his son was alive. The same night, Lord Shiva came in the dream of the moneylender and said "I have given a long life to your son, pleased with your Monday fast. Similarly, anyone who observes a fast on Monday or listens to and recites the story, all his sufferings are removed and all wishes are fulfilled.

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