In Hinduism, every day of the week is considered to be the day of the goddess. Apart from special fasts, most Hindus fast one or two days a week, worshiping their respective deities.
Let us look at which gods and goddesses are worshiped at which times of the week:
In Hinduism, Sunday is considered the day of the Sun God. On this day, fasting people should eat only one meal and should not add salted oil to the food. Surya Dev is pleased when thosefasting wear red clothes, and red flowers should be offered during puja. Surya Dev
Monday is the day of “Shivaji. If you worship Shivaji on this day, Shivaji will soon be happy. On this day, one should go to the Shiva temple and perform “Ardhanarishwar Puja” and chant the mantra “Om Namah Shivaya. It is believed that on Mondays, when Shivaji is worshiped, reciting the Shivpuran will please Shivaji and give him the desired boon. A virgin woman worships Lord Shiva to get a good husband, while a married woman worships Lord Shiva for happiness in her family and the long life of her husband. While fasting on this day, one should eat one-chak quantity, and it is forbidden to mix salt and oil in the food.
Lord Ganesha is especially worshipped on Tuesday. Also, Kali Mata, Durga Mata, and Hanuman are also worshiped on this day. While fasting on this day, you should not eat breakfast, and you should not add salt to your evening meal. Lord Ganesh
Wednesday is the day dedicated to the planet Mercury. Vithal-deva (the incarnation of Krishna) is especially worshiped on this day. Puja should be done with Tulsi leaves. Wednesday is considered very auspicious for starting any new work. It is also believed that those who fast on Lord Krishna on this day will get the fruits they want. Lord Shree Krishna
Lord Vishnu and his avatars are worshiped on Thursday. The ingredients for the puja should include milk and ghee. Those fasting should eat dairy products. Most of the fasting people also recite Srimad Bhagwat Purana on this day.
On Fridays, Hindus worship Goddess Mahalakshmi. Also on this day, Goddess Lakshmi’s avatars, Santoshi Maa, Annapurneshwari Mata, and Durga Bhavani, are also worshipped. On Fridays, a special sweet meal is prepared, and sweet dishes are also distributed to the fasting people. Laxmi Mata
(Mantras for life associated with Saraswati Mata, from which much can be learned.)
Lord Shani is worshiped on this day with the intention of preventing anyone from seeing him. On this day, it is mandatory for the fasting people to wear black clothes, while the devotees believe that they should eat dinner without adding salt.