Shravana Masam (Shravan month, Sawan mahina), is very auspicious Hindu month. Each and everyday during the Shravana Mas has some significance. In 2013, Shravan Month begins on July 23 and ends on August 21 as per North Indian Hindi calendars.
As per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars, Shravan Maas 2013 begins on August 7 and ends on September 5.
In 2012, Shravan month was from July 4 to August 2 in North Indian calendar whereas it was from July 20 to August 17 in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars.
In 2011, Shravan month was from 16th July to 13th August in North Indian Hindi calendars. In Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu Panchangam, Shravan mahina in 2011 was between 31st July and 29th August.
Especially, Shravan Somvar (Mondays in Shravan month) are most auspicious which are solely dedicated to Lord Shiva. On Shravan Shukravar (Fridays in Shravana masa), women worship Goddess Mahalakshmi. Shravan month is the first month of auspicious Chaturmasa Puja.
Festivals and auspicious days in Shravan month 2012 in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada & Gujarati Calendars…..
4 July 2012: Shravan Mahina begins in North Indian Hindi calendars. Shirdi Saibaba Utsav Samapthi
5 July 2012: Sun transits into Punarvasu Nakshatra
6 July 2012: Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi
8 July 2012: Nag Panchami in Bengal
14 July 2012: Kher Puja in Tripura
14 July 2012: Kamika Ekadasi
16 July 2012: Som Pradosh
17 July 2012: Maas Shivratri
18 July 2012: Aadi Amavasai in Tamil Nadu
19 July 2012: Haryali Amavasya in North India, Chitlagi Amabasya in Orissa, Deep Pujan, Chukkala Amavasya Vratham in Andhra Pradesh
20 July 2012: Shravan Maas begins in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars. Chandra Darshan
20 July 2012: Mahalakshmi Sthapana Pujan
Jara Jivantika Vrat 2012 dates: July 20, July 27, August 3, August 20 & August 27
22 July 2012: Madhusrava Tritiya vrat
22 July 2012: Durva Ganapati Vrat
22 July 2012: Aadi Pooram
23 July 2012: Naag Panchami, Shukla Yajur Shravani
24 July 2012: Kalki Jayanti, Supoudan varna sashiti, Shriyal Sashti
25 July 2012: Sheetla Saptami, Ruk Hiranyakesi Shravani, Goswami Tulsidas Jayanti
26 July 2012: Durvashtami, Durga Ashtami
27 July 2012: Varalakshmi Vrat (Varadlakshmi Vrat)
28 July 2012: Jhulan Yatra begins
29 July 2012: Putrada Ekadasi, Pavitra Ekadashi
30 July 2012: Som Pradosh
1 August 2012: Nariyali Purnima, Shukla Yajur Shravani, Jhulan Yatra ends, Bhalabhadra Puja in Orissa..
2 August 2012: Raksha Bandhan, Ruk Taittariya Shravani, Sun transits to Aslesha Nakshatra, Amarnath Yatra ends
2 August 2012: Avani Avittam & Rakhi Purnima, Shravan Maas ends in North Indian Hindi calendars…
5 August 2012: Sankashti Chaturthi
Sri Krishna Jayanti Upvaas – 9 August 2012 – Sri Krishna Janmashtami
10 August 2012: Gopalkala (Dahi Handi)
13 August 2012: Aja Ekadashi
15 August 2012: Pradosh Vrat
17 August 2012: Shravan Amavasya in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka, Polala Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh, Pola or Bail Pola & Pithori Amavasya.