Published On: Thu, Jul 6th, 2017

Shravan 2017: Check out the important dates in this holy month dedicated to Lord Shiva

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.

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