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Why do we Worship Lord Shiva on Monday. ( Serious answers plz)

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Asked by ankit shivam, 02 Aug '10 06:27 pm
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Sa uma = with uma =soma .( ie. he is with his wife uma) this is one of the meanings. 2. siva is called the karpporagauravarna ( complexion of white camphor i.e moon like complexion. as chandrasekhara or chandra mouleeswara monday is his favourite day. he is also worshipped on the pradosha time sun set which helps one to overcome the taamasic vritties. during the sun set time the devatas become weak while the aasuric forces which represent the taamsic gunas infuence us. hence praying lord siva at this time brings us the best of the merits. but why on a particular day always chant his name
siva sivethi sivethiva
bhava bhavethi bhavethiva
hara haraaa harethi harethiva
bhajamanaha siveva nirantharam.
Answered by Haalayudha Dattuni, 02 Aug '10 07:34 pm

 
  
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This Answer is not related to any Mythology or so. It is Logical: Lord Shiva - is wearing Moon over his Head which represents "Moon Day - The Monday" Shiva is also called Chandra-shekara, Soma-shekara all related to Moon. Shiva is a very Angry God in his Rudraavataar. So To worship him Cool Moon's day Monday seems to be more Logical to pary him with Cool Mind with Moon's Influence.
Answered by Rudrappa, 03 Aug '10 10:14 am

 
  
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Its favourite day for Lord Shiva
Answered by veeravenkata satyanarayana, 02 Aug '10 06:33 pm

 
  
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Someshwar (SOM) ka din kehlata hai
Answered by MARTINI, 02 Aug '10 06:31 pm

 
  
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To understand this, you need to read this story :
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
Answered by Avtar Khalsa, 02 Aug '10 06:30 pm

 
  
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Girls do for getting good husband , lord shiva is easy to please than other gods
Answered by kamini joshi, 02 Aug '10 06:28 pm

 
  
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Its favourite day for Lord Shiva
Answered by iqbal seth, 18 Nov 08:51 am

 
  
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