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Marathi Shravan Month 2019 – Shravan 2019 in Traditional Maharashtra Calendar

Shravan Maas is the fifth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra and is a highly auspicious month. Marathi Shravan Month 2019 is from August 1 to August 30. Sawan 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, Narali Purnima, Sri Krishna Jayanti and Dahi Handi.

Shravan month begins at 8:40 AM on August 1 in Maharashtra.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Shravan Month is on August 19– Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:55 PM – Indian Standard Time.

The month is primarily dedicated to spirituality, pilgrimages, satsangs and above all worship of Lord Shiva.

Daily pujas in Marathi Shravan month

Monday – Shiva Puja
Tuesday – Mangala Gouri Puja
Wednesday – Budh Puja
Thursday – Brihaspati Puja
Friday – Jara Jivantika Puja
Saturday – Maruti Puja
Sunday – Aditya Puja

Rituals - Pujas - Fasting in Shravan Month

  • From the first day of Shravan, people observe various Vratas and rituals including abstaining from non-vegetarian food and restricted fasting. 
  • Fridays in the month is chosen for observing special pujas for the welfare of children and there are also community puja.
  • People abstain from drinking alcohol and stop the use of all types of intoxicants.
  • There are also many devout Hindus who only take a single meal during Shravan month. 
  • Some are of the view that restriction in diet is to avoid diseases during the period as Sawan falls during the peak monsoon season.

Shravan in Traditional Maharashtra Calendar

Shravan Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Shravan Mahina 2019 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 2 to August 15. 
Shravan Maas 2019 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 16 to August 30.

Purnima in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Purnima or Full moon day is on August 15, 2019.
The Purnima begins at 3:45 PM on August 14 and ends at 5:59 PM on August 15.
Raksha Bandhan and Nariyal Purnima are observed on August 15.
Rik Shravani is also on the day.

Amavasya in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Amavasya or No moon day is on August 30.
The Amavasi begins at 7:55 PM on August 29 and ends at 4:07 PM on August 30.
Pola is observed on August 30.
Pithori Amavasya is on August 30.

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi
Putrada Ekadasi – August 11
Aja Ekadasi –  August 26

Shravan Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – August 12
Pradosh – August 28

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Shravan Maas 2019 are:

Madhushravani Tritiya – August 3
Durva Ganapati Vrat – August 4
Nag Panchami – August 5
Kalki Jayanti - August 5
Durva Ashtami – August 8
Varalakshmi Vrat – August 9
Rig Shravani – August 15
Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan – August 15
Sri Krishna Jayanti – August 23
Dahi Handi and Gopalkala – August 24

Please note that Shravan month 2019 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from July 17 to August 15.

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

Next month in Marathi calendar is the Bhadrapad Month.

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