Marathi Shrawan Maas 2015 – Shravan 2015 in Traditional Maharashtra Calendar

Shravan Maas is the fifth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra and is a highly auspicious month. Shravan Month 2015 is from August 15 to September 13. The month is highly auspicious and staunch Hindus do not eat meat products and perform different types of pujas. Mondays is dedicated to Shiva Pooja and on Tuesdays women perform Mangala Gowri Puja. Other important festivals and auspicious days include Nag Panchami, Narli Purnima, Sri Krishna Jayanti and Dahi Handi.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Shravan Month is on September 1 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:55 PM – Indian Standard Time. As September 1 is Tuesday there is Angarak Yog.

Daily pujas in Marathi Shravan month
Monday – Shiva Puja
Tuesday – Mangala Gouri Puja
Wednesday – Budha Puja
Thursday – Brihaspati Puja
Friday – Jara Jivantika Puja
Saturday – Maruti Puja
Sunday – Aditya Puja

Shravan Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Shravan Mahina 2015 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 15, 2015 to August 29. 
Shravan Maas 2015 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 30 to September 13, 2015.

Purnima in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Pournima or Full moon day is on August 29, 2015. The Purnima begins at 3:35 AM on August 29 and ends at 12:05 AM on August 30. Raksha Bandhan and Narial Purnima are observed on August 30. Rik Shravani is also on the day.

Amavasi in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Amavasya or No moon day is on September 13. The Amavasi begins at 9:42 AM on September 12 and ends at 12:10 PM on September 13. Pola is observed on September 12. Pithori Amavasya is on September 12.

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi
Putrada Ekadasi – August 26
Aja Ekadasi – September 8

Shravan Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – August 27
Pradosh – September 8

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Shravan Maas 2015 are:
Madhushrava Tritiya – August 17
Durva Ganapati Vrat – August 18
Nag Panchami – August 19
Kalki Jayanti - August 20
Sheetala Saptami – August 23
Varalakshmi Vrat – August 28
Rig Shravani – August 29
Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan – August 29
Sri Krishna Jayanti – September 5
Dahi Handi and Gopalakala – September 6

Please note that Shravan month 2015 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from August 1 to August 29.

Shravan Maas in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Marathi Calendar.

Next month in Marathi calendar is the Bhadrapad Month.