Shravan Shukrawar Vrat or Friday puja in Shravan month is an auspicious vrata dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, mainly observed in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat & Telangana, Andhra Pradesh. In 2016, Shravan Shukrawar Vrat dates are: August 5, August 12, August 19 and August 26.
According to North Indian calendars, Shravan Shukravar 2016 dates are – July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
The second Friday of Shravani month is observed as Varalakshmi Vratham in AP and Telangana, Varmahalakshmi Festival in Karnataka, Maharashtra & Gujarat. Goddess Varalakshmi, an aspect of Goddess Lakshmi, is worshipped on this day.
Jiviti Puja or Jara Jivantika Vrat is observed on all Fridays in Shravani month in Maharashtra & Gujarat. In AP & Karnataka, Lakshmi Puja is performed on all Shravani Shukrawar.
Shravani Shukrawar Puja begins with Sampada Lakshmi Vratham on 1st Friday and ends with Mahalakshmi Vrat Samapana or Udwasan or Udyapana. In many places, Vaibhava Lakshmi Vratham, Siddha Lakshmi Vrata, and Ashtalakshmi Pujan are observed on Fridays in Shravan month.
Shravan Shukravar in Previous Years
In 2015, Shravan Shukrawar Vrat dates were: August 21, August 28, September 4 and September 11. According to North Indian calendars, Shravan Shukravar 2015 dates were – August 7, August 14, August 21 and August 28.
In 2014, Shravan Shukrawar Vrat dates are: August 1, August 8, August 15 and August 22. According to North Indian calendars, Shravan Shukravar 2014 dates are – July 18, July 25, August 1 and August 8.
In 2013, Shravan Shukrawar Vrat dates are: August 9, August 16, August 23 and August 30.
In North India, Shravani Shukrawar vrat dates in 2012 are: July 6, July 13, July 20 & July 27.