Shravan Maas is the fifth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in
Maharashtra and is a highly auspicious month. Shravan Month 2017 is from July 24 to August 21. 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 12 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:55 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 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from July 24, 2017 to August 7.
Shravan Maas 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 8 to August 21, 2017.
Purnima in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Pournima or Full moon day is on August 7, 2017. The Purnima begins at 10:29 PM on August 6 and ends at 11:40 PM on August 8. Raksha Bandhan and Narial Purnima are observed on August 7. Rik Shravani is also on the day.
Amavasi in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Amavasya or No moon day is on August 21. The Amavasi begins at 2:10 AM on August 21 and ends at 11:59 PM on August 21. Pola is observed on August 21. Pithori Amavasya is on August 21.
Shravan Mahina Ekadasi
Putrada Ekadasi – August 3
Aja Ekadasi – August 18
Shravan Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – August 4
Pradosh – August 19
The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Shravan Maas 2017 are:
Madhushrava Tritiya – July 23
Durva Ganapati Vrat – July 23
Nag Panchami – July 27
Kalki Jayanti - July 28
Kalki Jayanti - July 28
Sheetala Saptami – July 30
Varalakshmi Vrat – August 4
Rig Shravani – August 7
Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan – August 7
Sri Krishna Jayanti – August 14
Dahi Handi and Gopalakala – August 15
Please note that Shravan month 2017 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in
North India is from July 10 to August 7.
Shravan Maas in
Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka is similar to the Marathi Calendar.
Next month in Marathi calendar is the Bhadrapad Month.