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Dadhi Vrata in Shravana Masa – Performed During Chatur Masa

Dadhi Vrata is observed during the second month of the Chatur Mas and is followed mainly in South India by certain Hindu communities. The month long Vrata is dedicated to Srihari Vishnu. Dadhi Vrata begins on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Shravan Month. Dadhi Vrata in 2018 begins on August 23 ends on September 20. During this one month food prepared using curd are avoided by Hindu communities that observe the Chaturmasa Vrata.

The Vrata begins on the Shukla Paksha Dwadashi in Shravan month. The day is after the famous Putrada Ekadasi.  Dadhi Vrata is part of the Chatur Masa Vrata.

All food made from yoghurt and curd is avoided in the month.

The Vrata ends on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Bhadrapad month. This is the Parivartini Ekadasi.
The belief is that the four month Chaturmasa Vrat is kept to flush out toxins and regain health. This is the reason why certain particular food items are avoided during the four months.
The importance of the Chaturmasa V…

Swami Adbhutananda Teachings

If you want to be great, give up hatred. A hateful man can never make progress. If you want to rise high up, renounce hatred. Perform good works alone.
The jealous people do not do good works; yet they want happiness. My dear, can one obtain happiness by fraud?
You have seen the world for such a long time. Now you have grown in age. What more is there for you? Do a little japa and perform some austerities. If you want peace, offer everything at his feet — your good and bad, sins and merits, all that you have. Giving him the power of attorney and remaining carefree, practise spiritual discipline without pretence.
God does not weigh the details of one’s birth. Rather, he regards one’s karma. Distinctions of birth and caste are all man­made. They have no validity. In the realm of righteousness, all such concepts are worthless. Everyone is equal.

Swami Adbhutananda of Sri Ramakrishna Mission

Masa Mahalakshmi Kalasha Sthapanam in Shravana Masa

Mahalakshmi Kalasha Sthapanam is a month long ritual dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and is observed in the Shravana Masa or Shravan month by certain Hindu communities in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. In 2018, Mahalakshmi Kalasha Sthapanam begins on August 18 and ends on September 17. The ritual begins in Sravana Masa and ends in Bhadrapada Masa.
It begins on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Sravana Masa and ends on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapada Masa.
During the month long ritual a Kalash is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. The house and surroundings are kept clean daily. Fresh flowers are offered to the Kalash.
The Varamahalakshmi Vritham also falls during the Masa Mahalakshmi Kalasha Sthapanam period.
The ritual ends with the Visarjan of the Kalasha on the final day.