Shravan Maas is the fifth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in
Maharashtra and is a highly auspicious month. Shravan Month 2012 is from July 20 to August 17. 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 August 5 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:16 PM – Indian Standard Time.
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
Shravan Mahina 2012 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from July 20, 2012 to August 2.
Shravan Maas 2011 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 3 to August 17, 2012.
Purnima in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Pournima or Full moon day is on August 2, 2012. The Purnima begins at 10:58 AM on August 1and ends at 8:57 AM on August 2. Raksha Bandhan and Narial Purnima are observed on August 2. Rik Shravani is also on the day.
Amavasi in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Amavasya or No moon day is on August 17. The Amavasi begins at 10:04 PM on August 16 and ends at 9:24 PM on August 17. Pola is observed on August 17. Pithori Amavasya is on August 17.
Shravan Mahina Ekadasi
Putrada Ekadasi – July 29.
Aja Ekadasi – August 13
Shravan Mahina Pradosh
Som Pradosh – July 30
Pradosh – August 15
The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Shravan Maas 2012 are:
Madhushrava Tritiya – July 22
Durva Ganapati Vrat – July 22
Nag Panchami – July 23
Sheetala Saptami – July 25
Varalakshmi Vrat – August 27
Rig Shravani – August 2
Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan – August 2
Jara Jivantika Puja – August 10
Sri Krishna Jayanti – August 9
Dahi Handi and Gopalakala – August 10
Please note that Shravan month 2012 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in
North India is from July 4 to August 2.
Shravan Maas in
Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Marathi Calendar.
Next month in Marathi calendar is the Bhadrapad Month.