Shrawan Month, Shravan Maas is the 4th month in traditional Nepali Hindu calendar followed in Nepal and some other surrounding places of the country. In 2016, Nepali Shrawan month begins on 16 July and ends on 16 August 2016. This is the 2073 Hindu year in Bikram Panchang of Nepal.
Shrawan month is considered highly auspicious month of the year and each Monday of Shravan maas is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shrawan Somvar vrat is the most observed vrat during Shravan month in Nepal.
In Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, large number of women devotees gathers and worships the Lord with their special puja. They light butter lamps and incense to please Lord Shiva. Nepali Hindu women wear red or green or yello bangles throughout the month and offer special puja to Lord Pashipatinath for long and prosperous life of their husbands.
Hindu Festivals in Nepali Shrawan Month 2016
Shrawan Sankranti 2016 – 16 July (Saune Sakranti), Luto Falne
Shravan Somvar Vrat – 18 July 2016
Shravan Somvar Vrat – 25 July 2016
Shravan Somvar Vrat – 1 August 2016 (Ghantakarna Chaturdashi)
Nag Panchami – 7 August 2016
Shravan Somvar Vrat – 8 August 2016