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Marathi Shravan Month 2018 – Shravan 2018 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 2018 is from August 12 to September 9. 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, Narli Purnima, Sri Krishna Jayanti and Dahi Handi.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Shravan Month is on August 30 – 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 in Traditional Maharashtra Calendar

Shravan Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Shravan Mahina 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 12, 2018 to August 26. 
Shravan Maas 2018 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 27 to September 9, 2018.

Purnima in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Pournima or Full moon day is on August 26, 2018. The Purnima begins at 3:16 PM on August 25 and ends at 5:26 PM on August 26. Raksha Bandhan and Narial Purnima are observed on August 26. Rik Shravani is also on the day.

Amavasi in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Amavasya or No moon day is on September 9. The Amavasi begins at 2:42 AM on September 9 and ends at 11:32 PM on September 9. Pola is observed on September 9. Pithori Amavasya is on September 9.

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi
Putrada Ekadasi – August 22
Aja Ekadasi –  September 6

Shravan Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – August 23
Pradosh – September 7

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Shravan Maas 2017 are:
Madhushrava Tritiya – August 13
Durva Ganapati Vrat – August 14
Nag Panchami – August 15
Kalki Jayanti - August 16
Sheetala Saptami – August 17
Varalakshmi Vrat – July 27
Rig Shravani – August 26
Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan – August 26
Sri Krishna Jayanti – September 2
Dahi Handi and Gopalakala – September 3

Please note that Shravan month 2018 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from July 28 to August 26.

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

Next month in Marathi calendar is the Bhadrapad Month.