Weekly Vrat: Everything You Need To Know About Its Benefits

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There are seven days in a week which symbolizes the 7 planets, 7 colors, 7 Lokas, 7 principles of mankind, 7 Swaras of music, 7 Rishis, and 7 rivers. In that way one week covers all important aspects of life. All the 7 days in a week are dedicated to some Hindu God or Goddess. Therefore, observing Weekly Vrat such as the Somvar Vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Mangalvar Vrat dedicated to the planet Mars and so on are considered very auspicious and fruitful. Depending upon the wishes and desires of the devotees, different devotees observe different kinds of Vrats to seek the divine grace of the almighty and get their wishes fulfilled. The Weekly Vrat are very beneficial since they help in attaining good health, wealth, peace of mind and prosperity. Here’s a list of the various kinds of Weekly Vrat and their Benefits-

Somvar Vrat

Monday or Somvar is a day dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the supreme creator of the Universe. Somvar Vrat is one of the popular and beneficial fasts in Hinduism. Majority of the devotees observed this vrat by sustaining on water only throughout the day. Millions of devotees worship Lord Shiva and flock to the Shiva temples on this day to express their devotion and gratitude to Mahadev. A number of legends advocate that observing the ‘Solah Somvar Vrat’, i.e. fasting consecutively for 16 Mondays can bring miraculous positive changes in the  lives of the devotees. Devotees who are facing delays in marriage or issues in their existing marriage should definitely try observing the Monday fast. This vrat helps to bring peace, harmony and bliss in marital life. Read more

Mangalvar Weekly Vrat

Tuesday or Mangalvar is a day dedicated to the worship of Lord Hanuman, since it is considered to be the day of birth of Lord Hanuman. In astrology, Tuesday is also dedicated to the worship of the deity Mangal (Planet Mars). Most of the Devotees observe the Mangalvar Vrat either to get their desired blessings from Lord Hanuman or to get rid of the malefic effects of the planet Mars from their horoscope. If Mangal (Mars) is not positioned in the right place in the horoscope, then devotees develop odd habits such as undue aggression, ego, greed, smoking habit, procrastination etc. Observing the Tuesday fast helps to get rid of these habits and brings good luck, fortune and success in one’s life. As per Hindu mythological stories, fasting on Tuesday is the best way to seek the divine blessings of the Lord for getting a progeny. Read more

Budhwar Vrat

Budhwar or Wednesday is dedicated to the worship of the planet Mercury, i.e. Budhdev. Many devotees also believe that this day is devoted to the worship of Lord Ganesha who is the Lord of wisdom. Mercury or Budh is regarded as a prince among all the planets and performs as a protective shield that is believed to give us faith, hope and intelligence in our lives. Hindu devotees worship Lord Budh and observe the Weekly Vrat i.e. Budhwar Vrat for 21 consecutive Wednesdays to receive the divine grace of Lord Budh or Lord Ganesha and get all their wishes fulfilled. Budhwar Vrat is also important for finding solutions for people facing ups and downs in their relationships or having health issues such as hypertension, nervous and eating disorders due to the ill effects of planet Mercury. Read More

Guruvar Weekly Vrat

As per the “Muhurat Shastra”, Guruvar or Thursday is dedicated to the worship of Lord Brihaspati, the Guru of all Gods, and the largest planet in the solar system. In Hinduism, devotees observe a Guruvar Vrat to worship Lord Brihaspati and get all their desires fulfilled. From an astrological point of view, the Planet Jupiter is known to be the guiding path in studies for students. Guruvar Vrat is believed to help the devotees in earning name, fame, health, wealth and prosperity. This fast helps in receiving the divine grace of Lord Brihaspati who is known to be the epicenter of wisdom and the Guru of all Gods. As per Hindu mythological stories, Lord Brihaspati is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, therefore observing this Vrat with full devotion also helps to please Lord Vishnu and thus fulfillment of all desires and wishes. Read more

Shukravar Vrat 

Shukravar Vrat or Friday Fast is considered as one of the most important fasting practices in Hinduism, observed mostly by the women to seek the blessings of Maa Santoshi. As per the Puranas, Maa Santoshi is often known to be the Goddess of happiness and contentment. She’s considered to be the most soft and least fierce form of Goddess Durga. She’s the daughter of Lord Ganesha and Riddhi-Siddhi Devi. The Shukravar Vrat or Friday Fast is also dedicated to the planet Venus which is the brightest planet in the solar system. Observing the Shukravar Vrat and chanting “Jai Maa Santoshi” for 108 times helps in giving happiness and peace of mind to the devotees. It also helps in warding off evil eyes and gives the confidence to fight the negative forces in life. Read more

Shanivar Weekly Vrat 

Saturday or Shanivar is dedicated to the Lord of justice, Lord Shanidev. Shanidev is often referred to as the most angry deity in Hinduism. Observing the Shanivar Vrat is considered highly fruitful and auspicious among all other weekly Vrats. According to the Puranas, the devotees who observe this fast should also worship Lord Hanuman and Lord Narasimha (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) along with Lord Shani on every Saturday. As per the experts, keeping Shanivar Vrat can be extremely helpful and miraculous for the devotees who have a weak Shani in their horoscope. Shanivar Vrat helps the devotees to get relief from personal misery, fear of premature death and anxiety. This Vrat can also be very beneficial for devotees to get rid of the painful effects of Shanidev’s Sadesati, Dahiya, Mahadasha or Antardasha. Read more

Ravivar Vrat 

Ravivar or Sunday is a day dedicated to the worship of the ruler of the universe, the Sun God. Hindu devotees observe the Weekly Vrat known as Ravivar Vrat to honour and respect  Lord Surya and receive his blessings in abundance to get all their desires fulfilled. The Sun God is often referred to by a number of names. One of them is Ravi. Thus, the day dedicated to him is called Ravivar or Sunday. Suryadev is a symbol of many good qualities such as courage, self reliance, leadership, power, fame, authority, immunity etc. Devotees having a weak Sun in their horoscope can observe the Sunday fast so that they can get rid of issues related to heart, digestion, blood circulation, concentration etc. It also helps people to address problems related to child birth, career downfall, financial instability etc. Read more

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