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Sombare Vrata/Shani Jayanti Vrata

सोमबारे औंसी व्रत 

What is Sombarey Aaunshi?
Even today is Monday and its Aaunshi. The day that falls on a no moon on Monday is called a Monday Aaunshi. According to our calendar, one Monday falls every seven days and one no moon day falls every month. Even today is Monday. After the earthquake, Aunshi was seen on Monday with terror and fear, but not so, the greatness and importance of Aunshi on Monday has been inseparable and unbroken for centuries.

But the coincidence of Mondays and no moon day is only occasional that it happens just once a twice a year. This festival is considered auspicious for bathing or giving alms. Devotees from far and wide visit various pilgrimage stalls only for bathing.

Importance of Sombare Aaunshi
According to Hindus, it takes a great coincidence or fortune to get the date of today's "Monday Aunshi". It is said that even the characters of the Mahabharata in their lifetime could not get the date of Aunshi on this day i.e. Monday.

In mythological times, the number of no moon day on Monday was very low, but with the onset of the Kali Yuga, the number of Monday Aaunshi began to increase on earth. It is said that such Aaunshi occurs to give devotees more opportunities for salvation and humanitarian activities. So what is your plan for this Monday Aaunshi?

According to Hindu scriptures, it is said that one can attain virtue by bathing and meditating in silence on this day. Monday is the day of the moon. The moon is the symbol of the mind and the sun is the symbol of the brain. Monday is also considered as Shivaji's day and today is dedicated to Lord Shivaji.

Shani Jayanti
जय शनिदेव
ॐ शं शनैश्चराय नम:, ॐ प्रां प्रीं प्रौं स: शनैश्चराय नम:, ॐ भानुपुत्राय नम:, ॐ क्रूराय नम:, ॐ धनदाय नम:

Jay Shanideb
The day of Jyastha Krishna Aunshi is celebrated as Shani Jayanti. It is believed that by worshiping and adoring Saturn on this day, the planetary evil effects and bad fruits of the whole Saturn will be destroyed and the desired good fruit will be obtained.

About Shani/ Lord Saturn
Lord Saturn is the son of the sun and shadow. Saturn is considered to be the farthest planet in the Solar System and the second largest after Jupiter. Saturn is high in Libra and low in Aries. Saturn's full vision is in the third, seventh, and tenth place in the horoscope. Mercury and Venus are friends of Saturn, Jupiter is equal and Sun, Moon, and Mars are enemies.

According to the Brahma Purana, Shani was the ultimate devotee of Lord Vishnu from an early age. He later married Gandharva's daughter, Chitrarath. His wife was very religious and virtuous. Once upon a time, Shani'swife wished to make love with her husband, but Shanidev was deep in the meditation of Lord Vishnu at that time. The lustful wife had to wait a long time. And in a fit of rage, his wife cursed her husband, and later she repented. Shani was not able to resist his wife's curse. His wife was an ascetic and a pure devotee too. Then the story is told that suppressed Shani started walking with his head bowed so that no one could see him.

What to do in Shani Jayanti ?
Donating these items to the needy (Iron, sapphire, sesame oil, glass, sesame, cereals, and black colored items) is considered very auspicious today, as Lord Shani is the god of those items.

Watering plants, planting them, and spending some time underneath any tree is considered very auspicious, if possible people are also inspired to take out some time from their busy schedule, and mediate. Lord Shani is known for his big heart and love, may he always bless.

Suyog Dhakal

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