Sravani is an annual ritual observed by Hindus on Shravan Purnima or full moon day in Shravan month. The ritual is also observed on Bhadra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or during the fifth day during waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month.
Sravani Ritual is observed by Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas.
Celibates (brahmacharis), householders (grihasthas) and those in Vanaprastha stage of life are entitled to perform the ritual.
On the day of Shravani, one goes to a river or sacred water body and offers prayers to tirthas for sin redemption.
Then one takes bath facing the flow of water and makes offerings to ancestors.
Then Saptarishis are worshipped.
Then Gayatri mantra is recited 10 times.
The wearing of new yajnopavita, sacred thread, follows this.
Then the performer takes food mixed with til or sesame and curd.