Sravanam, or Sravana Masam (July – August) is the fifth month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Sravana Masam is considered an auspicious month and numerous rituals are held in the month. For some communities Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; for some it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In Sravana Masam begins on July 31 and ends on August 29.
Mondays of Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Mangala Gowri Vrata is observed on Tuesdays in the month of Sravana by women.
Fridays in Shravan month is dedicated to Goddess worship.
Saturdays are dedicated to Lord Shani and Lord Balaji.
The birthday of Lord Krishna is observed in the month and therefore many people consider the month highly auspicious and perform numerous functions like Grihpravesh etc.
Shravan Poornima is observed as Raksha Bandhan.
- Sravana Masam Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from July 31 to August 13.
- Sravana Masam Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from August 14 to August 29.
It must be noted that Shravan month in 2011 in the traditional calendar followed in
North India is from July 16 to August 13.
The Shravan month in calendars followed in Gujarat and
Maharashtra is similar to the Kannada and Telugu Calendar.