Shravana Months Festivals: Significance, Rituals and Dates

How Many Festivals Are Celebrated During Shravan Maas

Shravan is the fifth month in the Hindu Calendar. It comes after the Ashadha month. Shravan month is considered as the most important and holy time of the for Hindus. Every day in this month holds its importance and is considered to be auspicious. The belief is that one can win the special grace of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu during this month. Shravan month holds great importance for devotees of Lord Shiva.

In Hindu Calendar, there are two methods to mark the lunar month. In one, the lunar month is marked from Purnima to Purnima (known as Purnimanta calendar) and in other lunar month is marked from Amavasya to Amavasya (known as Amanta calendar).

Shravan month for Northern States of India like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar will start from July 17, 2019, and will end on August 15, 2019. Shravan Somvar Vrat will be observed on every Monday, July 22, July 29, Aug. 5 and 12.

Shravan month for Southern & Western States of India like Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu states will start from Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 and will end on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Shravan Somvar Vrat will be observed on every Monday Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Blessings and divinity showers on devotees in the month of Sawan. This month beautifies the souls of devotees and nature around. During the most auspicious month in the Hindu calendar, Shravan, Lord Shiva is believed to shower special grace and bless his devotees with many boons.

However, Shravan does not only celebrate Lord Shiva. Shravan also celebrates the divinity of Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna, and Goddess Lakshmi. So, come, let’s read about the significance of Shravan.


Significance of each day during Shravan 2019

1. Monday: Dedicated to Lord Shiva. Sawan Somvar Vrat is observed by all the devotees to honour Lord Shiva.
2. Tuesday: Dedicated to Goddess Gauri. Females observe Mangala Gauri Vrat on this day.
3. Wednesday: Dedicated to Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu.
4. Thursday: Dedicated to Lord Budha.
5. Friday: Dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Married women observe Shravan Shukrawar Vrat for the well being of their family.
6. Saturday: Dedicated to Lord Shani. Sampat Shaniwar Vrat is followed by those who want to reduce the harmful effects of Shani.
7. Sunday: Dedicated to Suryadev.

The month of Shravan is also essential for many other festivals.

List Of Festivals In Shravana Month 2019

Festivals

Dates 2019

Calendar

Kamika Ekadashi

Jul. 28

Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of Shravan month.

Hariyali Teej

Aug. 3

3rd day after amavasya of Shravan month

Naag Panchami

Aug. 5

5th day after amavasya of Shravan month

Varalakshmi Vrat

Aug. 9

Friday before Shravan Poornima

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

Aug. 11

11th day after amavasya of Shravan month

Shravani or Narali Poornima

Aug. 15

Shravan Poornima (Full Moon)

Raksha Bandhan

Aug. 15

Shravan Poornima (Full Moon)

Krishna Janmashtami

Aug. 24

8th Day after the full moon

1- Kamika Ekadashi

Kamika Ekadashi festival is dedicated to worshipping Lord Vishnu and is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over by Hindus, all across the country. It is an auspicious fasting day of Hindus. It is believed that this holy Ekadashi pardons all the sins and the person attains ‘moksha’. Click to know more

2- Hariyali Teej

As the name suggests, Hariyali Teej signifies greenery. Females worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on this day and follow all the rituals with faith and devotion to impress the deities. Click to know more

3- Naag Panchmi

Naga Panchami is a traditional worship of snakes or serpents observed by Hindus throughout India, Nepal and other countries where Hindu adherents live. People make snakes out of clay, giving them different forms and colours. There is particular importance of snake-charmers too on this day, as they are offered milk and money. Click to know more

4- Varalakshmi Vrat

It is a festival dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. On this day, a special Lakshmi pooja is performed to please Goddess of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that the Varalakshmi form of the goddess bestows boons and fulfils all desires of her devotees. Click to know more

5- Shravan Putrada Ekadashi

Women who desire for a son, observe this Vrata. They pray to God and request him to protect their children from all evil. Click to know more

6- Narali Purnima

Narali Purnima, also known as ‘Coconut Day’ is an important festival celebrated majorly by Hindus in the western coastal regions of India. People from the fisherman community celebrate this festival to ward off untoward incidents while sailing in the sea. Click to know more

7- Raksha Bandhan

It is the festival which celebrates the eternal love between brother and sister falls on the full moon day of the lunar month Shravan also called Shravan Purnima. Raksha Bandhan is a day to experience childhood, a day of sweets, a day to add sugar and spice up the blessed bond with your sister and a day to promise your sister to help her out in any event. Click to know more

8- Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami or Janmashtami celebrates the birth of the famous Hindu God Lord Krishna. As per the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna had descended on earth on the 8th day of the dark half of Saavan month, which is celebrated as Janmashtami. Click to know more

Shravan month is considered one of the holiest months of the year. It is the best time to conduct all-important religious ceremonies.

Have a holy Shravan..!

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