Sravana Month – Table of Content

Sravana Masam

Sravana Masam is the fifth month in traditional Telugu calendar followed in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Shravana Msam is considered as very auspicious and dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi.

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.

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

There is fifteen days difference in the starting time of Sravan month depending on the following calendar in the region.

Amant calendar is followed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Purnimant Calendar is followed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar.

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But all the festivals will fall on the same day as per the Gregorian calendar.

For understanding more, read about Amant & Purnimant Calendars.

Shravana Masam Dates

Sravana Masam 2020 Dates for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka

When is Sravana Masam in 2019?

  • Sravana Masam 2020 Start Date is on July 23, 2020
  • Sravana Masam 2020 End Date is on August 22, 2020

Sawan Month (Mahina) Dates

Sawan month 2020 dates for Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and other North Indian states

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

Also view, Karthika Masam 2019 Dates.

Sravana Sukravaram Dates

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

Sravana Somavaram Dates

In Sravana Masam, Mondays are dedicated to lord Shiva.

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

Mangala Gowri Vratham

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

Importance of Shravana 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.

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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.

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.

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Rituals During Sravana Masam

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 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

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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