Published On : April 2, 2024  |  Author : Astrologer Umesh
Somvati Amavasya

An Introductory Summary Of Somvati Amavasya

Somvati Amavasya is a religious festival dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the supreme divine beings in Trinity Lords (e.g. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Mahesh). Mata Parvati is also worshipped on this day. One of the reasons associated with the significance of Somvati Amavasya is that Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day by his devotees (usually married women), who pay their prayers to the divine lord to attain the boon of peace, happiness, fortunes, fame, and mostly the longevity of husbands.

The festival is considered very auspicious given to Lord Shiva’s blessings that dawn upon devotees, blessing them with all divine privileges, including making them endeared to the Lord Himself and Mata Parvati.

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What Is The Religious Importance Of Celebrating Somvati Amavasya?

The religious significance of celebrating Somvati Amavasya is that devotees observe fast and many other rituals associated with the festival to attain peace, happiness and different other benefits including sound fitness, financial happiness and spiritual refinement in their life due to the divine blessings of Lord Shiva.

Some mythological texts lay claim on celebrating Somvati Amavasya, stating that if a devotee worships Lord Shiva with staunch dedication and devotion is fated to earn his blessings and several other benefits as mentioned in the following manners –

Somvati Amavasya Celebration Benefits The Devotees:

  • Devotees earn the blessings of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati.
  • Life-transformative results start to occur, like success in one’s chosen endeavour.
  • The divine results of peace, happiness and prosperity would emerge.
  • Worshipping Lord Shiva would remove the sins, thereby ensuring the smooth transition of your life from bad phases to the best ones.
  • Any malefic results caused by planetary doshas start to get dispelled due to the effects of the festival.
  • Devotees enjoy boundless prosperity eventually.
  • Married women as devotees attain longevity for their husbands by celebrating the festival.

Since Somvati Amavasya is mainly associated with the worshipping of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati, this means to say that the importance of the festival is transcendental to the devotees who observe fast and offer prayer to the lord on this day.

However, it is recommended that the devotees should consult an erudite Vedic priest to have Somvati Amavasya puja performed under his supervision, as doing so would help them to get the maximum positive benefits from the puja. You can consult team PavitraJyotish for the same and have your Somvati Amavasya puja performed under the supervision of our team of experts who specialise in conducting religious rituals consistent with the principles of Vedic texts.

What Is The Main Objective Of Observing Somvati Amavasya Vrat?

The principle objective of married women as devotees behind observing Somvati Amavasya vrat is to please the divine lord Shiva and deity Parvati to attain the boon of longevity for their husbands. 

What Are The Rituals Associated With Somvati Amavasya?

Devotees who celebrate Somvati Amavasya usually observe fast on this day and pray to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati to bless their husband for long life. The auspicious effects of observing vrat on this day also mean the attainment of Punya which equals the extent of earning Punya out of donating hundreds of cows. According to the religious books, the vrat is also known as Ashwattha Pradakshina in which a peepal tree is chosen to worship by using a host of puja-related things, such as milk, water, flowers, sandalwood, Akshata and so on. A sacred thread is wrapped around the trunk of the peepal tree by 108 times. It is also believed that taking a bath in a holy river is considered very auspicious for the devotees who perform such a task.

What Is The Story Related To Somvati Amavasya?

There once lived a poor Brahmin family consisting of a husband, a wife and a daughter. Time went by and the daughter eventually grew up to a pretty and nubile. However, the curse of poverty impeded her way to get married until a monk visited the Brahmin’s house and was pleased by the service of the daughter. Upon being asked about the girl’s no suitable match so far, the sage predicted that she had no marriageable line in her palm. To remedy the situation, the sage advised that the daughter serves the Dhobin (washerwoman) family that resided a few miles away from the Brahmin’s house. The Vaidhya Yoga that the Brahman’s girl is affected with could be removed once the woman applies a vermilion of her demand in his marriage. Later, the girl was told by her father to serve the washerwoman. The obedient daughter followed her father’s advice, went to the washerman’s house and did all his household chores discretely and came back to her house. Her identification remained unknown to the family of a washerwoman with a daughter-in-law and her son. Eventually, the washerwoman knew her identity and asked why she cleaned her household chorus surreptitiously. The daughter of Brahman told her the story including the advice of the sage. The washerwoman named Sona thought of helping her. The moment she applied the vermilion of her husband on the girl, her husband died. She knew that her husband was dead. Since she accompanied the girl without eating anything, on her way back to her home, the washerwomen found a Peepal tree, worshipped it, and did a Parikrama around the tree. Coincidentally, that was the day of Somvati Amavasya. The miracle of the festival and the vrat that the washerwoman observed unintentionally made her husband alive. Since then, the festival of Somvati Amavasya remained in practice for married women for the longevity of their husbands.


The festival of Somvati Amavasya is an auspicious festival involving married women as devotees who worship Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati for the well-being and long life of their respective husbands. It is a very age-old festival celebrated with devotion by the devotees.

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