Sravana somavaram (Mondays in Shravana masam) is an auspicious day for Shiva Puja. It is observed with utmost fervor in Srisailam temple which is dedicated to Lord Mallikarjuna swamy (Shiva).
Not only Srisailam, but many more Shiva temples in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka attract lakhs of devotees for special pujas. Particularly in Srisailam, devotees visit the temple after bathing in Pathalaganga (River Krishna) and offer special Abhishekam to the Lord. Jalabhishekam, Ksheerabhishekam & Panchamrutha Abhishekam are the special rituals observed on these days.
In 2017, Sravana Somavaram dates are: July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14 and August 21.
Other main temples in AP, Telangana & Karnataka where Sravana somavaram special pujas are performed: Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara swamy Temple, Srikalahasti Temple, Pancharama Temples, Mahanandishwara Temple in Mahanandi, Dharmasthala Manjunatha temple, Gokarna Shiva Temple, Murudeshwar temple, etc..