Shravan Mahina 2015 – Sawan Month in Traditional North Indian Calendar - Shravan Month 2015


Shravan Mahina, or Sawan Month, is one of the holiest Hindu months and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in North India. Shravan Month 2015 is from August 1 to August 29. 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 2072.

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 August 3, August 10, August 17 and August 24.

Mangala Gouri Puja is observed on Tuesdays in Shravan Month.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Shravan Month 2015 is on August 3. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 9:09 PM.

Shravan Month 2015 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Shravan Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from August 1 to August 14
Shravan Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from August 15 to August 29

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Kamika Ekadasi – August 10, 2015
Pavitra Ekadasi – August 26, 2015

Shravan Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – August 11
Pradosh – August 27

Shravan Amavasi in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on August 14, 2015.
The Amavasi begins at  6:49 PM on August 13, 2015 and ends at 8:23 PM on August 14, 2015.

Shravan Purnima
 Purnima is on August 29, 2015. The Purnima Vrat is marked on August 29.
The Purnima begins at 3:35 AM on August 29 and ends at 12:05 AM on August 30

Festivals and auspicious days in Shravan Mahina 2015
Hariyali Amavasya – August 14
Hariyali Teej – August 17
Nag Panchami – August 19
Kalki Jayanti – August 20
Tulsi Das Jayanti – August 22
Raksha Bandan – August 29

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 15, 2015 and ends on September 13, 2015.

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