Shravan Mahina 2014 – Sawan Month in Traditional North Indian Calendar - Shravan Month 2014

Shravan Mahina, or Sawan Month, is one of the holiest Hindu months and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in North India. Shravan Month 2014 is from July 13 to August 10. Shravan Month is the fifth month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2071.

The Mondays or Somwar in Shravan month is dedicated to worship of Shiva. People make it a point to visit Shiva temples on Sawan Mondays – The Mondays in the month are on July 14, July 21, July 28, and August 4.

Mangala Gouri Puja is observed on Tuesdays in Shravan Month.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Shravan Month 2014 is on July 15. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 9:09 PM.

Shravan Month 2014 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Shravan Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from July 13 to July 26.
Shravan Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from July 27 to August 10.

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Kamika Ekadasi – July 22, 2014
Pavitra Ekadasi – August 7, 2014

Shravan Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – July 24
Pradosh – August 8

Shravan Amavasi in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on July 26, 2014.
The Amavasi begins at  AM on July 25, 2014 and ends at  AM on  July 26, 2014. 

Shravan Purnima
 Purnima is on August 10, 2014. The Purnima Vrat is marked on August 10.
The Purnima begins at  on August 9 and ends at  on August 10.

Festivals and auspicious days in Shravan Mahina 2014
Hariyali Amavasya – July 26
Hariyali Teej – July 29
Kalki Jayanti – August 1 
Nag Panchami – August 1
Tulsi Das Jayanti – August 3
Raksha Bandan – August 10

Shravan Month is also the first month in the Chatur Maas - four holy months.

Please note that Shravan month in calendars followed in GujaratMaharashtraKarnataka and Andhra Pradesh begins on July 27, 2014 and ends on August 24, 2014.

Read more about the importance of Shravan month and the rituals.