Gujarati Shravan Maas 2016 – Sawan Month in Traditional Hindu Gujarat Calendar in 2016

Shravan Maas is the tenth month in a traditional Hindu Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Shravan Maas 2016 is from August 3 to September 1. The auspicious days in the month include Pavitra Baras, Raksha Bandhan, Nag Pancham, Randhan Chath and Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Special pujas and rituals are observed on the Mondays in the month and this is known as Shravani Somvar.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Sawan Maas
Putrada Ekadasi – August 14
Aja Ekadasi – August 28

Shravan Maas Sud Padavo and Vad Padavo – Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Shravan Gujarati calendar 2016 Sud Padvo (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 3, 2016 to August 18. 
Shravan Maas 2016 Vad Padvo Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 19 to September 1, 2016.

Purnima in Gujarati Shravan month
Shravan Purnima or Full moon day is on August 18, 2016. The Purnima begins at  on August 17 and ends at  on August 18. Raksha Bandhan is observed on August 18.

Amas in Gujarati Shravan month
Sawan Amas or No moon day is on on September 1. The Amavasi begins at AM on September 1 and ends at PM on September 1. Pithori Amavasya is on September 1. Khushgrahini Amavas is observed on September 1.

Shravan Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – August 15
Pradosh – August 29

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Shravan Month is August 21 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:55 PM – Indian Standard Time.

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Gujarati Sawan Mahina are:
Pavtira Baras – August 15
Fulkajali Vrat – August
Bol choth – August
Nag Pancham – August 
Randhan Chath – August
Shitala Satam – August 
Krishna Janmashtami –  August 24

Please note that Shravan month 2016 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from July 20 to August 18.

Shravan Month in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Gujarati Calendar.

Next month in Gujarati calendar is the Bhadrapad or Bhadravo month.