Shravan Mahina 2016 – Sawan Month in Traditional North Indian Calendar - Shravan Month 2016

Shravan Mahina, or Sawan Month, is one of the holiest Hindu months and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in North India. Shravan Month 2016 is from July 20 to August 18. 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 2073.

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 25, August 1, August 8 and August 15.

Mangala Gouri Puja is observed on Tuesdays in Shravan Month.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Shravan Month 2016 is on July 23. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 9:09 PM.

Shravan Month 2016 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Shravan Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from July 20 to August 2
Shravan Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from August 3 to August 18

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Kamika Ekadasi – July 30, 2016
Pavitra Ekadasi – August 14, 2016

Shravan Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – July 31
Pradosh – August 15 - Som Pradosh as it is on Monday

Shravan Amavasi in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on August 2, 2016.
The Amavasi begins at   on August 1, 2016 and ends at on August 2, 2016.

Shravan Purnima
 Purnima is on August 18, 2016. The Purnima Vrat is marked on August .
The Purnima begins at on August 17 and ends at  on August 18

Festivals and auspicious days in Shravan Mahina 2016
Hariyali Amavasya – August 2
Shravan Shivratri - August 2
Hariyali Teej – August 5
Nag Panchami – August 7
Kalki Jayanti – August 8
Tulsi Das Jayanti – August 10
Raksha Bandan – August 18

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 August 3, 2016 and ends on September 1, 2016.

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