Shravan month is the second month in Chaturmas, four holy months in Hinduism. Shravan month is considered as most auspicious month for the Hindus in Goa and Konkan regions. In 2012, Shravan Maas begins on July 20 and ends on August 17. People follow all the rules or codes of Shravan month and observe Shravan maas Vrata with utmost devotion.
Festivals during Shravan Month
Shravan Masa Pujas – Vratas during Shravan Month
Shravan Somvar, Mondays during Shravan month, are dedicated to Lord Shiva. On Mondays in Shravan, Goa and Konkan Brahmins observe ‘Shiva Muth.
Shravan Mangalvar, Tuesdays during Shravan month, are dedicated to Goddess Gauri. On Tuesdays in Shravan, Mangala Gauri Vrata is observed.
Shravan Guruvar, Thursdays during Shravan month, are dedicated to Lord Dattatreya. Dattatreya is worshipped during Shravan Guruvar.
Shravan Shukravar, Fridays during Shravan month, are dedicated to Goddess Laxmi. Vara Laxmi Puja or Shravan Shukravar Puja is observed during Shravan Shukravar.
Shravan Shanivar, Saturdays during Shravan month, are dedicated Shani Bhagawan or Lord Venkateshwara (Balaji).