Solah Somvar Vrat and Astrology Benefits

The Solah Somvar Vrat is one of the most famous and popular of the Hindu Fasts, in which, a Shiv Bhakt takes a Sankalp[Pledge] to fast for 16 Mondays in a row. The Solah Somvar Vrat, is based upon the small composition of the Solah Somvar Katha, which is comprised of three Aadhaya or Chapters. In this post, I have described the main benefits as per astrology of observing the Solah Somvar Fast.

In traditional Hindu Astrology, the Solah Somvar Vrat can prove to be extremely beneficial for those people who are have a malefic Saturn in their horoscopes or those who are going through the turbulent periods of the Shani Sade Sati or Shani Mahadasha.

The Solah Somvar Vrat is also very beneficial in reversing the ill-effect of a malefic Moon in the horoscope. The Moon as is common knowledge is the planet, which effects the mind and is responsible for mood swings and melancholic  depression and chronic dis-satisfaction.

Astrology also says that the Solah Somvar Vrat can be most auspicious for those people who are born on a Monday.

The Solah Somvar Vrat is also considered to be beneficial is giving relief to people suffering from lung and eye related diseases and ailments, pregnancy related problems and mental disorders, sickness and ill-health of the mother and lack of help or happiness from children.

The Solah Somvar Vrat can be useful in resolving legal disputes, including court cases and litigation, putting an end to financial loss and all kinds of money problems and hardships.

Traditionally, Indian women are known to perform this Fast, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva for domestic happiness and harmony in their married lives and the long life and prosperity of their husbands. Unmarried women also undertake the Solah Somvar Fast to get a suitable bridegroom with the blessing of Shiva.

The specific rituals related to the Solah Somvar Vrat are primarily based upon local customs and traditions, which have been followed for ages and hence cannot be generalized. As  this fast is mostly undertaken by women, in my opinion there is no need to take a break during the Menstrual Periods, the woman can keep the fast but refrain from performing any of the rituals.


  1. Ashok Sir,since u know that i am a hanuman bhakta,can i also do this VRAT OF 16 SOMBAR for countering the ill effects of the malefic moon in my horoscope?
    If yes,what is the correct vidhi and complete procedure of SOMBAR VRAT,please kindly explain me....Regards....

  2. Sir please share the whole procedure of solah somwar vrat..
    As when to start , udyapan etc.thank u

  3. Neel z namaskaar mere sawal ka aap jawab denge plz ? Kya aisa koi process mantra yasaadhna hai jiss se yeh patta padey ke blk mgk konsa tantrik kar raha hai ya kaun recharge kar raha hai hala k yeh patta hai ke kaun karra raha hai plz kripa karey

  4. Guruji namaste,
    You suggested to continue the fast during periods not perform the rituals. Will that fast be counted then since I will not be reading the katha?
    Thank you.

    1. Yes, the fast will be counting among the 16 Somwar.

  5. Dear Sir Neel
    I am keeping the fast for Somwar and I need to the udyapan. Unfortunely I do not know how to do it. If you will be kind enough to explain please I will really appreciate it
    Thanking you in advance PLEASE REPLY
    Thank you again I read your blog every day wait everyday for new one to come.

    1. The details are available in booklets of the Solah Somvar Vrat or you can ask the temple priest of you locality for details.
      Udhyapan can also be done by worshiping the deity and donating white colored items, clothes, foods and money to the needy in the name of the deity.


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