Sravana Masam or Sawan Mahina is the fifth month in traditional Hindu calendar. The month falls just after Ashada Masam.
During Sravan month, the Sravana Nakshatra is the ruling Star on full Moon day (Pournami), hence this month has been named as Sravana masam.
Shravana Masam is considered as very auspicious. Devotees worships Goddess Lakshmi, Sri Maha Vishnu and Lord Shiva during the month.
Sravana Nakshatra is the birth star of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. According to ancient scriptures, Pujas and Vratha done in this month gives most auspicious results.
When is Sravana Masam in 2023?
In the Amavasyant calendar following states Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu,
- In 2023 Sravana Masam starts on Tuesday, the 18th of July, and ends on Wednesday, the 16th of August. But it is an Adhik Maas / Adhika Masam.
Adhika Sravanam in 2023
In 2023 there is Adhika Maas which is falling in Sravanam from Tuesday, July 18 to Wednesday, August 16, it is called Adhika Sravana Maasa.
More information on Adhika Masam in 2023.
Nija Sravana Masam in 2023
Nija Sravanam starts in 2023 on Thursday, August 17, and ends on Friday, September 15.
In Purnimanth following states like Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and other North Indian states,
- Sawan Mahina in 2023 starts on Tuesday, July 4, and ends on Thursday, August 31
There is fifteen days difference in the starting time of Sravan month depending on the calendar they follow in the region.
But all the festivals will fall on the same day as per the Gregorian calendar.
For understanding more, read about Amant & Purnimant Calendars.
Also, view Karthika Masam Dates.
In Sravana Masam, Fridays are most important for the worship of Sri Maha Lakshmi. Ladies celebrate Varalakshmi Vratham on Fridays, generally on the second Friday or the Friday just before Purnima day.
- August 18
- August 25
- August 1
- September 8
- September 15
In Sravana Masam, Mondays are dedicated to lord Shiva.
- August 21
- August 28
- September 4
- September 11
Mangala Gowri Vratham is observed by married women on Tuesdays in Sravana Masam.
- August 22
- August 29
- September 5
- September 12
During this very auspicious Sravana month, Mother Lakshmi’s grace overflows in abundance, and so this month is dedicated to the worship of Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi.
Tuesdays and Fridays are two very significant days for worshipping any form of Divine Mother, and observing these days during the month of Shravana is even more powerful.
Lord Shiva Worshipped During Sravan Month
As per ancient scriptures, the Samudra Manthanam (churning of the sea) was done during this month of Sravanam. It was a combined effort done by both, the Gods & the Demons.
The Sumeru Parvatha was used for churning and the Snake Vasuki which circles around the neck of Lord Shiva was used as a rope. A large number of invaluable Gems came out of the sea as a result of this churning.
In the end, poison (Halahal or Amruth) came out which had the capacity to destroy everything. None of the Gods or Demons were able to deal with this poison and finally, Lord Shiva came to the rescue. Lord Shiva drank the entire Halahal and stored it in his throat which turned blue due to poison.
Hence, Lord Shiva got the name Neel Kanth ( Blue Throat ). This way, Lord Shiva gave a new life to everyone during this month and therefore, this month is supposed to be very auspicious.
The entire month of Sravana is very auspicious. Following rituals are observed during the Sravana Masam for the blessings of Lord Shiva
- Fasting during the Sawan month or Mondays (Sravana Somavaram)
- Visiting Lord Shiva temple every day after taking Bath and offer Panchamrutha Abhishekam to Shiva Linga
- Offer Bilva Patra to Lord
- Recite Maha Mrityunjay Mantra, Lingastakam & Shiva Namasmarana as many times as possible
- Some of the devotees observe fast for this entire month and make offerings to Lord Shiva every day.
Sravana Masam Daily Calendar 2022
|Shravana Masa Chandrodayam
|Shrungar Dwitiya / Sindhara Dooj|
|Hariyali Teej, Madhushrava Tritiya|
|Durva Ganapati Vratham
Rig Shukla Yajur Hiranyakeshi Shravani
Jagrat Gauri Vrat (Jagrat Gowri Panchami)
Supoudan Varna Shashti
Goswami Tulasidas Jayanti
Kaumari Devi Puja
|Sravana Putrada Ekadasi
|Rakshabandhan – Rakhee Pournami
Hayagriva Jayanti (Hayagriva Utpatti)
Balabhadra Puja (Odisha)
Jhulan Yatra Samapti
Sri Raghavendra Aradhana
|Sri Krishna Janmashtami|
Vaishnava Sri Krishna Jayanti
|Mangala Gowri Vratham|
|Sravana Shukra Varam|
Darsh Pitori Amavasya
Krishna Angaraka Chaturdashi
|Amant Festivals||Purnimant Festivals|
|Shravana Somvar Vrat||Kamika Ekadashi|
|Mangala Gauri Vrat||Shravana Somvar Vrat|
|Hariyali Teej||Mangala Gauri Vrat|
|Naga Panchami||Hariyali Teej|
|Shravana Putrada Ekadashi||Naga Panchami|
|Varalakshmi Vratam||Shravana Putrada Ekadashi|
|Raksha Bandhan||Varalakshmi Vratam|
|Gayatri Jayanti||Raksha Bandhan|
|Kalki Jayanti||Gayatri Jayanti|
|Hayagriva Jayanthi||Kalki Jayanti|
|Narali Purnima||Hayagriva Jayanthi|
|Sanskrit Diwas||Narali Purnima|
|Kajari Teej||Sanskrit Diwas|
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FAQs – Sravana Masam
Is Sravana Masam Auspicious?
As per the Hindu Scriptures, Sravana Masam is very auspicious. Many Hindus observe fast in the whole month and worships Goddess Lakshmi.
What are the main festivals celebrated during Sravana Masam?
Rakhi Pournami, Nagula Panchami, Varalakshmi Vratham, Sravana Somavaram, Mangala Gowri Vratham, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Polala Amavasya are the most popular festivals in Sravana Masam.
Is Sravana Masam good for housewarming and marriages?
Yes, Sravana Masam is very auspicious for housewarming, marriages and any other function. But when Adhika Masam or inauspicious days comes in it is not good for marriages, gruha pravesham or any other events.
Why do we celebrate Sravan month?
On the Purnima day of Sawan month, the ruling star is Sravana Nakshatra, so the month is called as Sawan Mahina or Sravana Masam. And the month is t is connected to the arrival of the South-West monsoons. According to Hindu mythology, the Samudra Manthanam (churning of the sea) was done during this month of Sravanam.
Which masam comes after Sravana masam?
Bhadrapada Masam comes after Sravana Masam.
Find Telugu Sravana Masam calendar, Sravana Masam dates as per Telugu calendar. Sravana Masam dates for Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Telugu states. Sravana Sukravaram Dates, Mangala Gowri Vratham Dates, Sravana Somavaram dates. Sravan Mahina Date for North Indian states.