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Shravan 2021 Dates – Sawan Month in Traditional Hindu North Indian Calendar - Shravan Mahina 2021 Start

Shravan Month, or Sawan Mahina, is one of the holiest Hindu months and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in North India. Shravan Month 2021 starts on July 25 to August 22. The Shravan Month is the fifth month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2078.

Rituals - Fasting - Puja and Other Observances in Shravan Month

  • Non-vegetarian food is completely avoided.
  • People make it a point to visit Shiva temples on Sawan Mondays.
  • The Mondays or Somwar in Shravan month is dedicated to worship of Shiva. The Mondays in the month are on July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16, 2021
  • Mangala Gouri Puja is observed on Tuesdays in Shravan Month.
  • Shravan Month is also the first month in the Chatur Maas - four holy months.
Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi in Shravan Month 2021 is on July 27. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 9:09 PM.

Sawan Month in Traditional Hindu North Indian Calendar  - Shravan Mahina

Shravan Month 2021 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Shravan Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from July 24 to August 8
Shravan Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from August 9 to August 22

Shravan Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Kamika Ekadasi – August 4, 2021
Pavitra Ekadasi – August 18, 2021

Shravan Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – August 5, 2021
Pradosh – August 20, 2021

Shravan Amavasya in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on August 8, 2021.
The Amavasi begins at 7:12 PM on August 7 and ends at 7:20 PM  on August 8.

Shravan Purnima
Purnima is on August 22, 2021. The Purnima Vrat is marked on August 21.
The Purnima begins at 7:01 PM on August 21 and ends at 5:32 PM  on August 22

Festivals and auspicious days in Shravan Mahina 2021
Shravan Shivratri - August 7
Hariyali Amavasya – August 8
Hariyali Teej – August 11
Nag Panchami – August 13
Kalki Jayanti – August 13
Tulsi Das Jayanti – August 14
Raksha Bandhan – August 22

Please note that Shravan month in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh begins on August 9, 2021 and ends on September 7, 2021.

Read more about the importance of Shravan month and the rituals.

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