Significance of Fasting on Monday

The first day of the week Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva. the Supreme Being with matted hair through which flows the holy river, Ganga.Wears tiger skin, a snake around his neck, a three branched trident considered as his weapon and a damru. People fast on Mondays to please Lord Shiva to get their wishes fulfilled.It starts from Monday preferably from the Shukla Paksh begins with sunrise and ends with sunset.People who fast can have water, fruits and juice. Food is consumed in the evening after praying to Lord Shiva. Chanting of Mantra "OM NAMAH SHIVAYA" which means "I bow to Shiva" . After completing the fast one should do udhyaapan and also should get the Lord Shiva puja done.

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