monday is considered to be lord shiva`s day. when planning to fast for the day, u must decide wether u r planning an all monday fast or the solah( 16 monday fast) other than this, theres special importance of saawan ke somwar, mondays in the month of july. lord shiva is considered to be very innocent n kind hearted, and so easy to please. all of these fasts are very simple n easy. but be it any fast for any lord,u must remember a few points:
> be pure at heart, do not speak any ill or odd that day
> wake up early, think of lord shiva, thank him for what he has given u.
> take a bath, and wear clean clothes.
> apply vermilion to lord, use flowers,fruits, etc. light diya, and worship lord..with om namah shivay or shiv chalisa.
> for whole day, keep ur mind pure.
>remember all fasts are useless if u r not pure at ur heart.
> keep urself calm, and avoid any debates arguments, ur temper should be normal.
>u can eat fruits, and drink milk or tea.
>avoid soft drinks ice creams, the have added salt in it.
>in the evening, light a diya, offer sweets, flowers, fruits to lord.
>apply vermilion to lord shiva n his family...godess parvati, son lord ganesha, n offer flowers fruits to them.
touch their feet, n seek blessings.
>read katha(story for monday) from the book available in d market.
>remember different monday fasts have different kathas.
>end up ur prayer with, aarti...om jai shiv omkara.
sing along using arti diya n bell.
>distribute prashad in family members n then eat urself.
>eat only pure veg food..dont even use onion or garlic if u r preparing veg...if u plan to eat only falahar..u cant eat grain.
> u may eat kottu aata poori n aalu sabji.makhane ki kheer, n raita.
enjoy the treat