Marathi Shrawan Maas 2016 – Shravan 2016 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 2016 is from August 3 to September 1. 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 21 – 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 Krishna Paksha
Shravan Mahina 2016 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 3, 2016 to August 18. 
Shravan Maas 2016 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 19 to September 1, 2016.

Purnima in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Pournima or Full moon day is on August 18, 2016. The Purnima begins at  on August 17 and ends at  on August 18. Raksha Bandhan and Narial Purnima are observed on August 18. Rik Shravani is also on the day.

Amavasi in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Amavasya or No moon day is on September 1. The Amavasi begins at AM on September 1 and ends at PM on September 1. Pola is observed on September 1. Pithori Amavasya is on September 1.

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi
Putrada Ekadasi – August 14
Aja Ekadasi – August 28

Shravan Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – August 15
Pradosh – August 29

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Shravan Maas 2016 are:
Madhushrava Tritiya – August 5
Durva Ganapati Vrat – August 6
Nag Panchami – August 7
Kalki Jayanti - August 8
Sheetala Saptami – August 10
Varalakshmi Vrat – August 12
Rig Shravani – August 18
Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan – August 18
Sri Krishna Jayanti – August 24
Dahi Handi and Gopalakala – August 25

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

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

Next month in Marathi calendar is the Bhadrapad Month.