The month of Shravan is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is the fifth month in the traditional Hindu Lunar calendar followed in North India. As per Vedas, when the Sun enters the Zodiac Leo, the month of Shravan begins. As per the Lunar calendar, Shravan sets on the New Moon Day. The month of Shravan derives its name from the Shravan Nakshatra which rules the skies during this month.

Shiva Lingams are offered Bilwa leaves, milk, holy water, and flowers. Bhibhuti is offered to Lord Shiva. Panchamrit is offered to the Shiva-lingam and Om Namah Shivaya is chanted. Mahamritunjay Mantra is chanted and Aarti is performed.

Shravan Puja

Date: July 17, 2019, Wednesday

Sawan Somwar Vrat Dates for Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar

Date Month Day Somwar Vrat Dates
17 July (Wednesday) First day of Shravana Month
22 July (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
29 July (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
05 August (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
12 August (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
15 August (Thursday) Last day of Shravana Month

Sawan Somwar Vrat Dates for Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Date Month Day Somwar Vrat Dates
02 August (Friday) First day of Shravana Month
05 August (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
12 August (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
19 August (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
26 August (Monday) Sawan Somwar Vrat
30 August (Friday) Last day of Shravana Month

There is a difference of 15 days due to the fact that two lunar calendars are followed in different states.

Description :

The month of Shravan is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is the fifth month in the traditional Hindu Lunar calendar followed in North India. As per Vedas, when the Sun enters the Zodiac Leo, the month of Shravan begins. As per the Lunar calendar, Shravan sets on the New Moon Day. The month of Shravan derives its name from the Shravan Nakshatra which rules the skies during this month.

Shravan in the North of India is also known as Sawan. All Monday’s that fall during Shravan are considered auspicious for fasting and are known as Shravan Somwar Vrat. Many devotees observe fast for sixteen Mondays starting from the first Monday of the Shravan month. This is also called as Solah Somwar.

Northern states such as Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and others celebrate Shravan fifteen days before the southern states.

Shravan is the month when it is believed that Lord Shiva drank the poison during Samudra Manthan (the churning of the ocean).

Shravan Puja Vidhi:

Shiva Lingams are offered Bilwa leaves, milk, holy water, and flowers.

Bhibhuti is offered to Lord Shiva.

Panchamrit is offered to the Shiva-lingam and Om Namah Shivaya is chanted.

Mahamritunjay Mantra is chanted and Aarti is performed.

Shravan Rituals and Observance:
  • Non-vegetarian food is avoided
  • Lord Shiva is worshipped every Monday
  • Mangal Gauri Puja is observed on Tuesday during Shravan
  • Saturdays in Shravan month is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shani.
  • Spiritual activities during Shravan:
  • Lord Shiva is worshipped on Monday
  • Women worship Gauri for better health in their family on Tuesday
  • Wednesday is dedicated to Vithala, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu
  • Buddh and Guru are worshipped on Thursday
  • Lakshmi and Tulsi are worshipped on Friday
  • Shani Dev (Saturn) is worshipped on Saturday
  • The Sun God is worshipped on Sunday
  • Mantras to Chant:

    The following Mantras can be chanted in the month of Shravan. Mantras can be chanted using a Rudraksha Japa Mala.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय

    “Om Namah Shivaya”

    Can be chanted 108 times

    Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra:

    ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् ।

    उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मा मृतात् ।।

    “Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam

    Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshaya Mamratat”

    Rudra Gayatri Mantra:

    ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि; तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात्॥

    “Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat”

    Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi in Shravan Month 2019 is on July 20.

    Shravan Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from July 17 to August 1.

    Shravan Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from August 2 to August 15.

    The other Auspicious Days & Festivals in the Shravan Month 2019 are as follows:

    1st of August - Hariyali Amavasya

    3rd of August - Hariyali Teej

    5th of August - Naag Panchmi

    15th of August - Raksha Bandhan

    24th of August - Krishna Janmashtami