Shravan Shiva Puja – Sawan Mahina Shiv Pooja

Shravan month (July – August) is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the fifth month in the traditional Hindi Hindu calendar followed in North India. Also known as Sawan Mahina, devout Hindus travel to Ganga River from their homes to collect holy Gangajal (water from Ganga) and bathe the Shivling in their homes and villages with the water. People who travel to collect the Gangajal are known as Kanwaris and journey is known as Kanwar Yatra.

Mondays (Somwar) in Shravan month is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. People observe different types of Vrat on the day.

The month is of great significance at the Deoghar Baba Baidyanath Dham in Jharkhand. Special pujas using Gangajal brought by devotees is performed in the temple in Sawan month.

Mangala Gowri Puja is observed on the Tuesdays in Shravan month.

The Masa Shivratri (Monthly Shivratri) in Shravan month is considered highly auspicious and is marked by special pujas and rituals.