Devotees throng temples as they celebrate Sawan Somwar | India News

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NEW DELHI: Devotees thronged temples in various parts of the country as they celebrate the third Monday of the holy month of Sawan by offering prayers to the deities.
Sawan is considered to be the most auspicious month. Sawan month is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is worshipped during this month. The devotees observe fast on each Monday which falls in the Sawan month.
As per the Hindu calendar, the third Monday of the ‘Sawan’ month is also observed as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Devotees of Lord Ganesha observe a fast on this day. They believe that doing so will please the Almighty and he in return will bless them with wealth of wisdom and patience. Some devotees also call this day as Varad Vinayaka Chaturthi. The term Varad means “asking God to fulfil the desires of the devotee”.
A large number of devotees gathered outside Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi to offer prayers…

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