Rare 72-Year Mahayog Makes 2024’s Sawan Month Extra Special for Shiva Devotees

Sawan Month Extra Special

New Delhi: The upcoming month of Sawan in 2024 is set to be a remarkable period for devotees of Lord Shiva, lasting 29 days and featuring a rare Mahayog occurring after 72 years. This year, Sawan will begin and end on a Monday, adding to its spiritual significance.

Key Dates and Special Occurrences:

The month of Sawan will commence on Monday, July 22, 2024, and conclude on Monday, August 19, 2024, coinciding with the auspicious festival of Rakshabandhan. The Pratipada date of Krishna Paksha in the Sawan month will start at 3:46 PM on Sunday, July 21, 2024. According to the Panchang, the official start of Sawan will be marked on July 22 due to Udayatithi (the rising date).

Unique Astrological Alignments:

On the first Monday of Sawan, July 22, a Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga will occur from morning until 11:40 PM, creating a highly auspicious time for devotees. Additionally, Preeti Yoga and Shravan Nakshatra Yoga will enhance the spiritual energy of the day. The following day, July 23, will feature Pushkar Yoga from 5:57 AM to 12:05 PM, further enriching the sacred period.

Spiritual Significance and Mantras:

Sawan is an especially revered month for Shiva devotees, offering a time for deep prayer and reflection. Devotees often recite powerful mantras during this time, including the Shiva Namaskar Mantra and the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra:

Shiva Namaskar Mantra:

शम्भवाय च मयोभवाय च नमः शंकराय च मयस्कराय च नमः शिवाय च शिवतराय च।। ईशानः सर्वविध्यानामीश्वरः सर्वभूतानां ब्रम्हाधिपतिमहिर्बम्हणोधपतिर्बम्हा शिवो मे अस्तु सदाशिवोम।।
I bow to Shambhavay and I bow to Shankara and I bow to Shiva and I bow to Shiva. Ishan: Sarvavidhyanaamishwar: Sarvabhutanam Brahmadhipatimahirbhamnodhapatirbamha Shiva me astu sadashivom.

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra:
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam.
Urvarukamiv Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Maamritaat॥

A Rare Astrological Coincidence:

The astrologers highlighted that such a combination, where Sawan starts and ends on a Monday, is occurring after 72 years. This makes the 2024 Sawan particularly special and a significant time for observing rituals and seeking blessings.

Detailed Schedule of Mondays in Sawan 2024:

  1. First Monday: July 22
  2. Second Monday: July 29
  3. Third Monday: August 5
  4. Fourth Monday: August 12
  5. Fifth and Last Monday: August 19
Sawan Month Extra Special

In the previous year, Sawan had eight Mondays due to the occurrence of Adhik Maas (an extra lunar month), making Chaturmas five months instead of the usual four.

As devotees prepare for this spiritually charged month, the rare astrological alignments and the significance of the Mahayog provide a unique opportunity for enhanced devotion and blessings.