Mumbai: The Hindu month of Shravan, which falls in July –August according to the Gregorian calendar is extremely auspicious. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this month is all about penance, fasting, prayers and devotion.
Devotees across the country celebrate this month by offering their prayers to the Lord of the Lords – Shiva, who helps humans in overpowering their desires and emerging as refined beings.
Interestingly, the Northern and Southern states in India celebrate this month on different dates. The month of Shravan in North India and Southern India is about a fortnight apart because the former follows the Purnimant (full moon) calendar while the latter goes by the Amavasyanta (no moon).
Hence the significant dates are different in these two regions:
According to Drikpanchang, the significant dates in the month of Shravan 2017 in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar are as follows:
July 10- Monday: First day of Shravana Month (Also the first Somwar or Monday)
July 17: Second Monday
July 24: Third Monday
July 31: Fourth Monday
August 7: Fifth Monday and day of the month.
According to Drikpanchang, the significant dates in the month of Shravan 2017 in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are as follows:
July 24: First day of Shravana Month and first Somwar or Monday
July 31: Second Monday
August 7: Third Monday
August 14: Fourth Monday
August 21: Fifth Monday and last day of the month.