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Why Is Shravan Considered The Most Important Month For The Hindu?

Introduction

Sawan is a special month for Hindus, and it usually happens from late July to the third week of August. This month is highly important for followers of Lord Shiva. During Sawan, many festivals and religious ceremonies, known as poojas, take place. The Mondays in the month of Sawan are particularly special and are observed as Shravan Mass Somvar.

The month of Shravana is important in India because it’s when the southwest monsoons arrive, bringing much-needed rain. During Shravana, many Hindus choose to fast. They fast on Mondays to show their respect to Lord Shiva, and on Tuesdays to honour Goddess Parvati.

The Legend About Lord Shiva

During the month of Shravana, it is believed that Lord Shiva saved the world by drinking poison. This poison was discovered when the Gods and Demons were stirring the ocean to find a special drink called ‘Amrit’ or Nectar.

While mixing, they came across a dangerous poison called ‘Halahal’ that could destroy everything. The Gods prayed to Lord Shiva for help, and he drank the poison to protect the world.
The Gods gave Lord Shiva the holy water of the Ganga River for reducing the effect of poison. As a result, his throat turned blue, Hence he is called ‘Neelkanth’ or Blue Throat. This event occurred on a Monday. That’s why Mondays, also known as ‘Somvar’ in the month of Shravana are considered very lucky.

Shravan 2023

Worshipping and Fasting

Worshipping Lord Shiva during this month is considered more fruitful than during normal days. Many observe fast for a happy married life or for the happiness of their children. Some only observe the fast on Monday, known as the “Sawan Somvar Vrat”.

Observing fast during is considered healthy according to scientific belief as well our digestive system slows down during this season.

Apart from fasting, feeding the poor, cows, offering Bilvapatra to Lord Shiva and early morning worship are the major things done during Sawan to seek blessings from God.

Important Festival and Dates Celebrated in Shravan Month 2023

 Here are some important dates of the festivals during sawan Month 2023.

North India (Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, MadhyaPradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar)

DateDayEvent
July 4,2023TuesdayShravana Begins North
July 10,2023MondayFirst Shravan Somwar Vrat
July 17,2023MondaySecond Shravan Somwar Vrat
July 18,2023TuesdayShravana Adhika Maas Begins
July 24,2023MondayLeaped First Shravan SomwarVrat
July 31,2023MondayLeaped Third Shravan Somwar Vrat
August 7,2023MondayLeaped Third Shravan Somwar Vrat
August 14,2023MondayLeaped Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat
August 16,2023wednesdayShravana Adhika Maas Ends
July 31,2023MondayWednesday
August 28,2023ThursdayShravana Ends
August 21,2023MondayThird Shravan Somwar Vrat
July 31, 2023MondayFourth Shravan Somwar Vrat
August 28,2023MondayFourth Shravan Somwar Vrat
August 31,2023ThursdayShravana Ends

Other States(Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu)

DateDayEvent
July 18,2023TuesdayShravana Begins South
July 24,2023MondayLeaped First Shravan Somwar Vrat
July 31,2023MondayLeaped Second Shravan Somwar Vrat
August 7,2023MondayLeaped Third Shravan Somwar Vrat
August 14,2023MondayLeaped Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat
August 16,2023WednesdayShravana Adhika Maas Ends
August 21,2023MondayFirst Shravan Somwar Vrat
August 28,2023MondaySecond Shravan Somwar Vrat
September 11,2023FridayFourth Shravan Somwar Vrat
September 15,2023FridayShravana Ends

Festivals Celebrated during Shravan Month

DateFestival Names
July 13,2023Kamika Ekadashi Vrat
August 19,2023Hariyali Teej
August 21,2023Nag Panchami
August 27,2023Shravan Putrada Ekadashi
August 25,2023Varalakshmi Vratam
August 30,2023Shravani Purnima
August 30,2023Raksha Bandhan
August 31,2023Sanskrit Diwas
September 6,2023Krishna Janmashtami
September 20,2023Rishi Panchami

Hope, this information is helpful to follow Sharavan Month. Visit top tourist places and temples this sharavan and you can even perform puja during this month and take blessing from Lord Shiva. Book online puja at YatraDham.Org.

Mehul limbani
Mehul Limbani a passionate Blogger and SEO Analyst, is dedicated to helping people through his insightful travel blog.

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