Shravana Masam 2019 Dates
- Sawan Month dates for Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states – July 17, 2019 – August 15, 2019.
- Sravana Masam dates for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka – August 2, 2019 – August 30, 2019.
There is fifteen days difference in the starting time of Sravan month depending on the following calendar in the region.
Purnimant Calendar is followed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar.
But all the festivals will fall on the same day as per the Gregorian calendar.
For understanding more, read about Amant & Purnimant Calendars.
About Sawan Month (Shravana Masam)
During Shravan month, the Sravana Nakshatra is the ruling Star on full Moon day and therefore this month has been named as Sravan. Sawan month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and worshipping him during the month is said to bring the most auspicious results. Devotees observe fast for this entire month and make offerings to Lord Shiva everyday.
Why Lord Shiva Worshipped During Sawan?
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.
Rituals During Sravanam
The entire month of Sravan is very auspicious and observing the following rituals can give very good results by the blessings of Lord Shiva
- Fasting during the month or Mondays
- Visiting Lord Shiva temple everyday 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
List of Festivals in Sawan or Shravana Masam
|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|
Know more about 12 Hindu Months.