Monday is usually thought of as a holy day dedicated to Shiva. Why is it so? Is there any significane of monday according to our Shastras?

  • Soma is moon and Somnath i.e. lord of Soma/moon is another name of Shiva, Monday or Moon Day is Somavaar, isnt it obvious? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somnath_temple
    – user16530
    Jan 27 '20 at 18:31
  • @ManuKumar but is there anything in shastra to confirm this? Afaik Pradosh Vrat is there in shastras but People fast on Monday to please Shiva. Is this a recent phenomena or confirmed by shastras?
    – RishX
    Jan 27 '20 at 18:37
  • People had earlier discussion also on this forum, Shiva, Devi, Vishnu etc., are gods of later Puranas and tantras, though there are mentions of Rudra, Vishnu as brother of Indra in Vedas. Celebration of week itself is later addition, as actual Vedic and astrological dates are considered from Purnima to Amavaysa, hence Puranas have mention of Ekadashi Vrat/fasting (11th day in lunar cycle) not any vrat of Monday or Friday. The position of moon impacts humans, not just random days of week. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirjala_Ekadashi
    – user16530
    Jan 27 '20 at 18:42
  • Its a placebo, the concept is similar in Abrahamic religion where Muslims pray in Mosque on Friday/Jumma while Christians in Church on Sunday. Just power of faith.
    – user16530
    Jan 27 '20 at 18:47
  • @ManuKumar i agree with you on weekdays being to specific Gods being a later formation..but Vishnu,Shiva,Devi and others are Vedic Gods though this was elaborated in Puranas leading to sectarianism within Hinduism.
    – RishX
    Jan 27 '20 at 19:13

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