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Shravana Mas – Shravan Month in 2010

Shravan month, or Shravana Mas, is one of the holiest Hindu months. This Hindi month is filled with various festivals and auspicious days. The most famous is the Mondays in Shravan month which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and many people observe the famous Somvar Vrat. The Shravan Month in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India in 2010 begins on July 27 and ends on August 24.

In Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka calendars Shrawan month begins on August 10 and ends on September 8.

Legend has it that the Samudra Manthan(Churning of Ocean) took place in this month and Lord Shiva drank the poison HalaHala to save the world and as a result of it the throat of Shiva became blue in color and he came to be known by the name of Neelakanth.

Shravan month is considered highly auspcious and is referred as one of the holiest months in Hindi Calendar. Shravan Month is also the first month in the Chatur Mas - four holy months.

Shravan Krishna Paksha for Hindu Hindi Calendar 2067 begins on July 27 and ends on August 10. Shravan Shukla Paksha begins on August 11 and ends on August 24.

As per the traditional Hindi calendars followed in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Chhattisgarh the present year is 2067.

Shravan Shukla Paksha as per calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra begins on August 11 and ends on August 24. Shravan Krishna Paksha is from August 25 to September 8.

In Shravan Month, Mondays are dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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  1. very useful information......thanks a lot....keep posting

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  2. Useful information indeed. thanks to this my wife is making me egg bhurji (after confirming that shrava masa is over :)

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  3. Thank you for the information. Does anyone know any details about the kavar mela in Uttarakhand during Shravan? How do I go about joining it this year? (This is the mela where people take water from the Gangotri glacier and bring it down to a Shiv temple in Mukteshwar).

    Thanks!

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  4. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know details about the kavar mela in which people take water from Gangotri glacier and bring it down to the Shiv temple in Mukhteshwar during the month of Shravan? How do I go about joining it? When/where does it start?

    Thanks!

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  5. Thaku you very much for furnishing the detail.

    Birendra Kumar Thakur

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  6. During the month of Sravan from late July to early August, which coincides with the monsoon, over a million pilgrims arrive at Haridwar and Rishikesh. These Kavar, as they are called, collect vessels of Gangajal and carry them to a Shiv temple at Neelkanth or Garh Mukteshwar, over a hundred kilometers downstream or to Shiva temple of they’re faith. Some of the more ambitious Kavar walk all the way from Gaumukh Glacier above Gangotri, an added distance of three hundred kilometers or from Dev Prayag (70 km. from Rishikesh), the confluence of River Alaknanda & Bhagirathi.Visit During the month of Sravan from late July to early August, which coincides with the monsoon, over a million pilgrims arrive at Haridwar and Rishikesh. These Kavar, as they are called, collect vessels of Gangajal and carry them to a Shiv temple at Neelkanth or Garh Mukteshwar, over a hundred kilometers downstream or to Shiva temple of they’re faith. Some of the more ambitious Kavar walk all the way from Gaumukh Glacier above Gangotri, an added distance of three hundred kilometers or from Dev Prayag (70 km. from Rishikesh), the confluence of River Alaknanda & Bhagirathi.http://www.uttrakhandhotels.com/gangakinare/discover/kavar.htm.

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  7. That really helped me...This is a perfect information for all even for ones who dont know much about Hindu culture...gr8

    Hats off 2 you....

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  8. this is very usefull information.....thank u very much....

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  9. What do you mean by saying Shravan is a "Hindi" month? There are only "sanskrit" months. IF you meant to say "Hindu" month, please correct that glaring typo!

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  10. Very useful information indeed..

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  11. thanks for urs kind information
    its vrey useful

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  12. Dear Abhilash
    Could you update this page with 2013 dates and give the date in modern calendar dates as well as the Hindu calendar please?
    I know you have a separate page for 2013 but it would be nice if you updated all the pages related to Chatur maas vrat in one go or somehow amalgamated them with links and then updated them.
    I know it is a lot of work for you - so maybe you can cut & paste the info to make 1 or 2 pages that can be updated with just the new dates. Then you can delete the extra pages that just add to bulk and confuse sometimes.
    Thank you very much for the effort you put in here.
    Renuka/Hamburg

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