Jhoola: The Kanwar cannot be put on the ground but can be hanged.
The Kanwars cannot keep the Kanwar on the ground nor they can hang it. When they take rest, some other Kanwar has to stand and hold the pole.
Baithi:The Kanwars can keep the Kanwar on the gound.
Dak:This is the toughest of all. Here, the Kanwariya has to run with the pole or Kanwar all the way and a team of relay runners follow him in trucks or bikes.
Why Shravan Month is Considered Very Auspicious?
Shravan month derives its name from the word “nakshatra”. It is believed that at any time during the month of Shravan or on Poornima or a full moon day, the Star or Nakshatra rules the skies. With the Shravan month begins a number of auspicious festivals and events like as Hariyali Teez, Nag Panchami, Raksha Bandhan.
The Shravan or Sawan month is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is the auspicious time to conduct all-important religious ceremonies.
Scientifically, keeping fast during Sawan month is considered healthy for the digestive system.
The reason being during Shravan, there is rain and at the same time the sunlight is scarce, and hence it slows down the digestive system. So, it is better to eat light, easily digestible food.
It is, thus, better to keep a fast or follow a strict vegetarian diet during Shravan month.
Some rituals to follow in Shravan month
During this month, there is a belief that offering Bel patra to Lord Shiva
is equivalent to any pilgrimage visit.
Offering milk or panchamrit (a mixture of milk, curd, butter or ghee, honey and jaggery) to Lord Shiva
leads one to gain a lot of blessings.
Wear Rudraksha during this month and use it for japas.
Bhibhuti when offered to Lord Shiva or smeared on the forehead of the devotee is considered very auspicious.
Chant the Shiva Chalisa the entire month
Perform regular Aarti of Lord Shiva.
Chanting the Mahamritunjay mantra is also very auspicious.
It is considered auspicious for married Hindu women to wear red attire and green bangles and pray for the long and healthy life for their husbands during the Shravan Month.
All Mondays which fall during Shravan month are considered very auspicious for fasting and known as Shravan Somwar.