About Sravana Masam

Sravana Masam or Sawan Mahina is the fifth month in traditional Hindu calendar. The month falls just after Ashada Masam.

Shravana Masam is considered as very auspicious and dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and worshipping Lord Shiva during the month also said to bring the most auspicious results.

During Shravan month, the Sravana Nakshatra is the ruling Star on full Moon day (Pournami), hence this month has been named as Sravana masam. 

Shravana Masam 2022 Dates

When is Sravana Masam in 2022?

In Amavasyant calendar following states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, 

  • Sravana Masam 2022 Start Date is on Friday, 29 July
  • Sravana Masam 2022 End Date is on Saturday, 27 August

Sawan Mahina 2022 Dates (North India)

In Purnimanth following states like Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and other North Indian states,

  • Sawan Mahina 2022 starting Date is on Saturday,23 July
  • Sawan Mahina 2022 end date is on Monday, 22 August

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 2022 Dates.

Sravana Sukravaram Dates in 2022

In Sravana Masam, the Fridays are most important for the worship of Sri Maha Lakshmi.

Sravana Somavaram Dates in 2022

In Sravana Masam, Mondays are dedicated to lord Shiva.

  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15
  • August 22

Mangala Gowri Vratham Dates in 2022

  • August 2
  • August 9
  • August 16
  • August 23

Importance of Sravana Masam

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.

Why Lord Shiva Worshipped During Sravan Month?

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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 Sravana Masam

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 everyday.

Sravana Masam Daily Calendar 2022

Date Importance
Friday
29 July
Shravana Masa Chandrodayam
Shravana Shukravaram
Saturday
30 July
Shrungar Dwitiya / Sindhara Dooj
Sunday
31 July
Hariyali Teej, Madhushrava Tritiya
Monday
1 August
Durva Ganapati Vratham
Vinayaka Chathurthi
Naga Chathurthi
Tuesday
2 August
Nagula Panchami
Garuda Panchami
Samaveda Upakarma
Rig Shukla Yajur Hiranyakeshi Shravani
Jagrat Gauri Vrat (Jagrat Gowri Panchami)
Wednesday
3 August
Surya Shashti
Aadi Perukku
Samaveda Upakarma
Kalki Jayanti
Supoudan Varna Shashti
Shriyal Shashti
Thursday
4 August
Sheetala Saptami
Goswami Tulasidas Jayanti
Friday
5 August
Varalakshmi Vratham
Saturday
6 August
Pushpashtami
Durvashtami
Kaumari Devi Puja
Sunday
7 August
Asha Dashami
Dadhivrata Arambham
Monday
8 August
Sravana Putrada Ekadasi
Pavitra Ekadashi
Tuesday
9 August
Damodara Dwadashi
Pradosh Vrat
Wednesday
10 August
Sravana Trayodashi
Thursday
11 August
Chaturdashi
Rigveda Upakarma
Yajurveda Upakarma
Friday
12 August
Rakshabandhan – Rakhee Pournami
Varalakshmi Vratham
Hayagriva Jayanti (Hayagriva Utpatti)
Balabhadra Puja (Odisha)
Amarnath Yatra
Jandhyala Purnima
Vikhanasa Jayanti
Jhulan Yatra Samapti
Nariyali Purnima
Saturday
13 August
Vidiya
Sri Raghavendra Aradhana
Sunday
14 August
Thadiya
Monday
15 August
Sankashti Chaturthi
Bahula Chaturthi
Tuesday
16 August
Panchami
Wednesday
17 August
Simha Sankranthi
Magha Karthe
Balarama Jayanti
Thursday
18 August
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
Friday
19 August
Gokulashtami
Vaishnava Sri Krishna Jayanti
Sravana Shukravaram
Saturday
20 August
Navami
Sunday
21 August
Dashami
Monday
22 August
Aja Ekadashi
Tuesday
23 August
Mangala Gowri Vratham
Wednesday
24 August
Pradosha Vratham
Thursday
25 August
Masa Shivaratri
Friday
26 August
Sravana Shukra Varam
Saturday
27 August
Polala Amavasya
Kushotpatini Amavasya
Darsh Pitori Amavasya
Krishna Angaraka Chaturdashi
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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
Janmashtami  
Aja Ekadashi  
Dahi Handi  
Gayathri Japam  

Know more about 12 Hindu Months.

Telugu Sravana Masam calendar, Sravana Masam 2020 dates as per Telugu calendar. Sravana masam dates for Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Telugu states. Sravana Sukravaram 2020 Dates, Mangala Gowri Vratham Dates, Sravana Somavaram 2020 dates.

FAQs – Sravana Masam

What are the main festivals celebrated during Sravana Masam?

Nagula Panchami, Rakhi Pournami, Varalakshmi Vratham, Sravana Somavaram, Mangala Gowri Vratham, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Polala Amavasya are the most popular festivals during Sravana Masam.

Is Sravana Masam good for marriages?

Yes, Sravana masam is very auspicious for marriages. 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.

When did Sravan Masam start?

In 2020, Sravana Masam starting on Tuesday, 21st July and ending on Wednesday, 19th August.

Importance of Sravana Masam?

As per ancient holy texts, the Samudra Manthanam (churning of the sea) was done during this month of Sravanam. And many festivals are celebrated during the Sravana Masam.

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