Mangala Gauri Vrat: The month of Sawan and Monday are both dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati are worshiped by observing a fast on this day. When both the month of Sawan and Monday are together, then the importance of Sawan Monday increases immensely. It is believed that by worshiping Lord Shiva on Sawan Monday, he becomes pleased very soon and destroys all the sins of his devotees.
On the other hand, Tuesday of Sawan is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Mangala Gauri i.e. Mother Parvati is worshiped on the Tuesday of Sawan. It is believed that on this day, married women keep the fast of Mangala Gauri and get the boon of being an unbroken Saubhagyavati. On Tuesdays of Sawan, married women keep fast for the whole day and offer prayers to Mangala Gauri in the evening. And listens or reads the fasting story. With this, Mangala Gauri is pleased and gives the boon of being a monolithic Saubhagyavati and getting a son. On every Tuesday of Sawan, married women perform this fast with full rituals.
mangla Gauri fast story
According to the legend, in ancient times there was a Seth named Dharmapala. He had no dearth of wealth, wealth, splendor. But due to not having any son, he was very worried and sad. After some time he got a son Ratna, but he was cursed that he would die by snake bite at the age of 16. Seth Dharampal got his son married before the age of 16. The girl he married.
The mother of that girl used to observe a fast of Mangal Gauri. He had received blessings from Mata Gauri for the happiness of his daughter. With the blessings of Mata Gauri, the newly married girl could never be a widow. With the blessings of the mother-in-law, the age of Dharampal’s son became 100. For this reason, the married women keep a fast of Mangala Gauri and worship her according to the law.
By this fast, the married couple gets the blessings of being an unbroken good fortune, long life of the husband, living a prosperous life and leading a happy married life. After listening to the story and the worship is over, the married women give 16 laddus to their mother-in-law and sister-in-law.