India is a land of diverse traditions, cultures, and festivals. Shravan Month or Shravan or Sawan Maas is considered auspicious as per the Hindu Purana and is h
12 Jul 2022
India is a land of diverse traditions, cultures, and festivals. Shravan Month or Shravan or Sawan Maas is considered auspicious as per the Hindu Purana and is holy considering the astrological and religious points of view. Shravan usually comes around July to August, as per the western calendar. It is believed that this month is considered the month of Lord Shiva. This year it will start on Thursday, 14th July, and end on Friday, 12th August 2022, on the Shravan Purnima. Lord Shiva is worshipped every day during this period. There will be four Sawan Somvaars or Mondays this year. The first Shravan Somvaar is on 18th July, the second is on 25th July, the third is on 1st August, and the fourth is on 8th August. Devotees keep fasts to get blessings from Lord Shiva. Many devotees observe Solah Somvaars, or Sixteen Mondays fasting from the first Monday of Sawan Month. All the Mangalwars, or Tuesdays, are dedicated to the Goddess Parvati. And the fasting on these Tuesdays is known as Mangal Gauri Vrat. Hariyali Amavasya and Sawan Shivratri are the other auspicious and holy days during this auspicious month. Considering the beliefs, Shravan Month is very significant for worshipping Lord Bholenath. Every wish of that person is fulfilled, and the devotees get the blessings of Lord Shiva if they observe fast on the Sawan Somvaars. So, celebrate this whole month with great faith and belief in Shiva and Shakti. One may visit the temple daily, chant “Om Namaha Shivaye,” and worship the Shivalinga. We wish may Lord Shiva shower all his blessings on everyone and keep all happy and blessed!