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Marathi Shravan Month 2020 – Shravan 2020 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 2020 is from July 21 to August 19. 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 11:02 AM on July 20 in Maharashtra.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Shravan Month is on August 7 – 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 2020 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from July 21 to August 3. 
Shravan Maas 2020 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 4 to August 19.

Purnima in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Purnima or Full moon day is on August 3, 2020.
The Purnima begins at 9:28 PM on August 2 and ends at 9:29 PM on August 3.
Raksha Bandhan and Nariyal Purnima are observed on August 3.
Rik Shravani is also on the day.

Amavasya in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Amavasya or No moon day is on August 19.
The Amavasi begins at 10:39 AM on August 18 and ends at 8:11 AM on August 19.
Pola is observed on August 18.
Pithori Amavasya is on August 18.

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi
Putrada Ekadasi – July 30
Aja Ekadasi –  August 15

Shravan Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – August 1
Pradosh – August 16

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Shravan Maas 2020 are:

Madhushravani Tritiya – July 23
Durva Ganapati Vrat – July 24
Nag Panchami – July 25
Kalki Jayanti - July 25
Durva Ashtami – July 27
Varalakshmi Vrat – July 31
Rig Shravani – August 3
Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan – August 3
Sri Krishna Jayanti – August 11
Dahi Handi and Gopalkala – August 12

Please note that Shravan month 2020 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from July 6 to August 3.

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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