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How to do or observe Somvar Vrat? – Monday Fasting Procedure Dedicated to Shiva

Somvar Vrat, or Monday Fasting, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Somvar takes its name from Soma or Chandra – the Hindu moon god. Fasting on the day is done by many to appease Lord Shiva and get prayers and wishes fulfilled. It is believed that observing Somavar Vrat will help in getting good husbands. It is also believed to help in attaining prosperity and peaceful family life.
Somavar Vrat begins from sunrise on Monday. Usually those devotees observing the Vrat visit a Lord Shiva temple in the morning and in the evening. If this is not possible prayers are offered at home.

White color dress is worn by those observing the fast. White flowers are also offered to the Shivling.
A single meal is taken on the day after midday. Those observing partial fast take fruits or Sabudana Khichadi.
In the evening a story related to Somavar Vrat is listened to or read by those observing the fast.
Apart from white flowers, people also offer Bilva leaves or Bil patra while doing the puja.
The mantra th…

Durga Ashtothram Lyrics in Tamil – Download Durga Ashtothram Text in Tamil Language

One of the popular prayers dedicated to Goddess Durga is the chanting of the Durga Ashtothram. Below is Durga Ashtothram lyrics in Tamil. It is in picture format. You can download the Tamil language file and save it for future use.
Chanting the Durga Ashtothram on Tuesdays and Fridays is considered highly auspicious. The mantra is chanted on all days in Tamil Aadi month. It is also chanted during the Navratri.
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Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali in pdf - 108 names of Surya – The Sun God – for Praying

Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali is the 108 names of Surya Bhagvan. You can download the prayer in pdf format for free from the below link. Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali is chanted for propitiating Navgraha Surya. Chanting the 108 names while praying to Surya, or the sun god, is considered highly meritorious. Those suffering from skin related diseases will get relief after chanting the 108 names.
The prayer can be chanted daily morning and evening or on Sunday.
Blessings of Surya will help a person in conquering all forms of fear. It also helps in success in all ventures.
LinkSurya Ashtottara Shatanamavali in pdf