Mumbai: The Hindu month of Shravan, which falls in July –August according to the Gregorian calendar is extremely auspicious. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this month is all about penance, fasting, prayers and devotion.
Devotees across the country celebrate this month by offering their prayers to the Lord of the Lords – Shiva, who helps people to overpower wordly desires. Devotees also take part in Kanwar Yatra during this period to express their devotion by carrying sacred water in pitchers that are tied to a bamboo pole. This pole is carried by devotees who balances the pole on his shoulder without letting the pitchers on either side move from its position.
Interestingly, the Northern and Southern states in India celebrate this month on different dates. The month of Shravan in North India and Southern India is about a fortnight apart because the former follows the Purnimant (full moon) calendar while the latter goes by the Amavasyanta (no moon).
Hence the significant dates are different in these two regions:
According to Drikpanchang, the significant dates in the month of Shravan 2017 in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar are as follows:
28 July (Saturday) First Day of Shravan 2018
30 July (Monday) First Monday
06 August (Monday) Second Monday
13 August (Monday) Third Monday
20 August (Monday) Fourth Monday
26 August (Sunday) Last day of Shravana Month
According to Drikpanchang, the significant dates in the month of Shravan 2017 in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are as follows:
12 August (Sunday) First day of Shravan 2018
13 August (Monday) First Monday
20 August (Monday) Second Monday
27 August (Monday) Third Monday
03 September (Monday) Fourth Monday
09 September (Sunday) Last day of Shravana Month
Here's wishing one and one a blissful month of Shravan.