Sravana Month – Table of Content

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 2020 Dates

When is Sravana Masam in 2020?

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

  • Sravana Masam 2020 Start Date is on Tuesday, 21 July
  • Sravana Masam 2020 End Date is on Wednesday, 19 August

Sawan Mahina Dates

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

  • Sawan Mahina 2020 starting Date is on Monday, July 6
  • Sawan Mahina 2020 end date is on Monday, August 3

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.

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For understanding more, read about Amant & Purnimant Calendars.

Also view, Karthika Masam 2020 Dates.

Sravana Sukravaram Dates in 2020

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

Sravana Somavaram Dates in 2020

In Sravana Masam, Mondays are dedicated to lord Shiva.

  • July 27th
  • August 3rd
  • August 10th
  • August 17th

Mangala Gowri Vratham Dates in 2020

  • July 28th
  • August 4th
  • August 11th
  • August 17th

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?

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.

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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.

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  

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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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