चातुर्मास :- 30th June'2012 to 24th Nov' 2012
To do during Chaturmaas :-
During chaturmass , while bathing put three quince leaves(Bel leaves) in the water, reciting "Om Namay Shivay" five times and assuming that Brahma/God has come in the form of water. Paste of emblica, sesame seed and barley should be rubbed on the body or powder of the three should be mixed in the water for bathing. Do not use hot water for bathing. People with gas related problems should not use either very hot or very cold water for bathing. Never pour hot water on the head. Doing this gives virtue(Punya) equivalent of performing holy baths at all the pilgrimages.
Chaturmass: - 30th June'2012 to 25th Nov' 2012