Shravan Month 2017 – Sawan Month in Traditional North Indian Calendar - Shravan Mahina 2017

Shravan Month, or Sawan Mahina, is one of the holiest Hindu months and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in North India. Shravan Month 2017 is from July 10 to August 7. The 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 2074.

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 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 and August 7.

Mangala Gouri Puja is observed on Tuesdays in Shravan Month.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Shravan Month 2017 is on July 12. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 9:09 PM.

Shravan Month 2017 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Shravan Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from July 10 to July 23
Shravan Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from July 24 to August 7

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Kamika Ekadasi – July 19, 2017
Pavitra Ekadasi – August 3, 2017

Shravan Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – July 21
Pradosh – August 4 

Shravan Amavasi in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on July 23, 2017.
The Amavasi begins at 6:27 PM on July 22 ends at 3:15 PM on July 23.

Shravan Purnima
 Purnima is on August 7, 2017. The Purnima Vrat is marked on August 7.
The Purnima begins at 10:28 PM on August 6 and ends at 11:40 PM  on August 7

Festivals and auspicious days in Shravan Mahina 2017
Shravan Shivratri - July 22
Hariyali Amavasya – July 23
Hariyali Teej – July 26
Nag Panchami – July 27
Kalki Jayanti – July 28
Tulsi Das Jayanti – July 30
Raksha Bandan – July 7

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 24, 2017 and ends on August 21, 2017.

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