Lord Shiva , Shrawan ( July/August) Month and Vaishnava Understanding.

Lord Shiva who is considered the greatest devotee of Lord Krishna , is also worshipped by many followers as the supreme God himself. Actually there is very intimate loving relationship between  lord Shiva and Lord Krishna. In this regard it is said that by expanding Himself as Lord Śiva, the Supreme Lord is engaged when there is a need to annihilate the universe. Lord Shiva is not the ordinary soul but  he is more or less , Krishna himself. The example of milk and yogurt is often given in this regard — yogurt is a preparation of milk, but still yogurt cannot be used as milk. Here Krishna is compared to milk and Shiva to yogurt. As per this comparison,  Lord Śiva is an expansion of Kṛṣṇa, but he cannot act as Kṛṣṇa, nor can we derive the spiritual restoration from Lord Śiva that we derive from Kṛṣṇa. Lord Shiva has connection with the material world whereas Vishnu has no direct connection.
The month of Shrawan is considered special by the devotees of Lord Shiva. They fast especially on Monday. It is believed that this month is very auspicious and lord Shiva easily becomes happy if we worship him in this month. That’s why thousands of followers go to Shiva temple to worship him. They ask for different boon from Lord Shiva.
As explained above lord Shiva is the greatest devotee of Lord Krishna. That’s why he is most pleased if one asks for the devotion of lord Krishna. But, such scenario is rarely seen. People ask for childish things such as wealth , husband  (or wife ) , son etc. only even though they take Brat in this month. This should be corrected as per Vaishnava  viewpoint.

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