Why do we Worship Lord Shiva on Monday. ( Serious answers plz)
siva sivethi sivethiva
bhava bhavethi bhavethiva
hara haraaa harethi harethiva
bhajamanaha siveva nirantharam.
This story is connected with Monday fast. Monday fast is practised to propitiate Lord Shiva. it has special significance in the month of Shravan. Meals are taken only once a day, generally after midday. It is believed that Monday fast results in happy family life and acquisition of knowledge.
Once upon a time, there was a poor Brahman. He had nothing to sustain his family. One day his wife said to him, My Lord, cant you go out for earning money? We are in need of food. The Brahman said, It is my pious duty to feed you all. I have no income. I shall go out to make some income. Give me my iota (brass pot) and string.
The Brahmans wife gave him his Iota and string and he started on his journey. There was a big peepal tree. It was beside a cross-road on the Kachcha path. He raised a small platform around the tree and mediated there for twelve long years. The passers-by offered him food.
Lord Shiva was pleased with his prayers and ...more