Shravan Mahina, or Sawan Month, is one of the holiest Hindu months and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in North India. Shravan Month 2016 is from July 20 to August 18. Shravan Month is the fifth month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. The year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2073.
The Mondays or Somwar in Shravan month is dedicated to worship of Shiva. People make it a point to visit Shiva temples on Sawan Mondays – The Mondays in the month are on July 25, August 1, August 8 and Augut 15.
Mangala Gouri Puja is observed on Tuesdays in Shravan Month.
Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Shravan Month 2016 is on July 23. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 9:09 PM.
Shravan Month 2016 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Shravan Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from July 20 to August 2
Shravan Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from August 3 to August 18
Shravan Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Kamika Ekadasi – July 30, 2016
Pavitra Ekadasi – August 14, 2016
Shravan Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – July 31
Pradosh – August 15 - Som Pradosh as it is on Monday
Shravan Amavasi in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on August 2, 2016.
The Amavasi begins at on August 1, 2016 and ends at on August 2, 2016.
Purnima is on August 18, 2016. The Purnima Vrat is marked on August .
The Purnima begins at on August 17 and ends at on August 18
Festivals and auspicious days in Shravan Mahina 2016
Hariyali Amavasya – August 2
Shravan Shivratri - August 2
Hariyali Teej – August 5
Nag Panchami – August 7
Kalki Jayanti – August 8
Tulsi Das Jayanti – August 10
Raksha Bandan – August 18
Shravan Month is also the first month in the Chatur Maas - four holy months. Shravan month in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh begins on August 3, 2016 and ends on September 1, 2016.