Shravan Month

Shravan Month

During Shravan month, the Nakshatra Shravan is the ruling Star on full Moon day and therefore this month has been named as Shravan. As such, this entire month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and worshipping him during this month is said to bring most Auspicious results and blessings of Lord Shiva. Many people observe fast for this entire month and make offerings to Lord Shiva everyday. A large number of people get various Pujas for Lord Shiva performed during this period which gives very auspicious results as per our ancient texts and scripts.

Shravan Month 2023 :
Shravan Month for Northern States of India ( Rajasthan, U.P, M.P, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh & Bihar ) will begin from Tuesday, 4th of July 2023 and will end on Thursday, 31st of August 2023. However, there is Adhik Maas (leap month) in between the Shravan month, which is known as Shravan Adhik Maas or Shravan Purushottam Maas, which will be observed from Tuesday, 18th July till Wednesday, 16th August 2023. Therefore, the Shravan Somvar Vrat will be observed on 10th July (1st Monday), 17th July (2nd Monday), 21st August (3rd Monday) and 28th August (4th Monday).

While for Southern & Western States of India ( Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu ), Shravan maas will begin from Tuesday, 28th of July 2023 and will end on Friday, 15th of September 2023. Here also, the Shravan month begins from Leap month (Shraavan Purushottam Maas), and therefore the Shravan Somvar (Mondays of Shraavan month) will be observed on 21st August (1st Monday), 28th August (2nd Monday), 4th September (3rd Monday) and 11th September (4th Monday).

This entire period will be very auspicious for Lord Shiva Devotees and almost everyone of them will observe fast either for the entire month or atleast on every Monday which falls during this period.

The other Auspicious Days & Festivals in the Shravan Month 2023 are as follows :

ॐ Shravan Month Special Recommendations ॐ

Legend Behind Shravan month :
As per ancient legends, the churning of sea ( Samudra Manthan ) was done during this month of Shravan. It was a combined effort done by both, the Devatas ( Gods ) & the Danvas ( Demons ). The Sumeru Parvat was used for churning and the Snake Vasuki which circles around the neck of Lord Shiva was used as a rope. Large number of invaluable Gems came out of sea as a result of this churning. However, at the end, poison ( Halahal ) came out which had the capacity to destroy everything. None of the Gods or Demons were able to deal with this poison and ultimately, Lord Shiva came to the rescue. Lord Shiva drank the entire poison and stored it in his throat which turned blue due to poison. Hence, Lord Shiva got the name Neel Kanth ( Blue Throat ). This way, Lord Shiva gave a new life to everyone during this month and therefore, this month is supposed to be very auspicious.

Things to do in the Month of Shravan :
The entire month of Shravan is very auspicious and observing the following can give very good results by the blessings of Lord Shiva :

1. If possible, a person should keep fast on all the days of Shravan month. He should go to Lord Shiva temple everyday after taking Bath and offer Panchamrut ( A Special preparation made of 5 items viz, milk, curd, ghee, honey & gangajal ) to Lord Shiva as well as Bilva Leaves. A person can consume milk & milk preparations, fruits and other items that are used during fast & pray to Lord Shiva.
2. If fasting everyday is not possible, then atleast every person should keep fast on every Mondays of Shravan month.
3. Wearing a Rudraksha during this month is also considered very auspicious.
4. A person should recite Maha Mrityunjay Mantra for as many times as possible.

Maha Mrityunjay Mantra :
" Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam
    Urwarukmivbandhanaan Mrityormoksheey Maamritaat "


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