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If you are planning to fast on all Sawan Somwars starting from July 18, here is a list of puja samagri you will need and things that you should eat and avoid during the fasting period.
The month of Sawan is here and it is the time when devotees of Lord Shiva/unmarried girls fast on every Monday of this auspicious month to fulfill their wish or find a husband of their choice.
On the day of your fast, it is advised to wake up in the Brahma muhurat and clean the house. Sprinkle some gangajal in all parts of the house.
Gather all the puja samagri you need for Shiv poojan including water, curd, milk, honey, panchamrit, janeyu, chandan bel patra, bhang, dhatoora, kamal gatta, prasad, paan supari, laung, elaichi, mewa and dakhsina.
Fruits, dry fruits, nuts, sabudana, singhara atta, rajgeer flour, bottle gourd, potato, sweet potato, milk, paneer, ghee can be consumed during fast.
People keeping the fast should avoid garlic, onion, masoor dal and brinjal as they are considered tamsik food.
While worshipping Lord Shiva, the use of turmeric, ketki flower, tulsi leaves are prohibited.