Shravan Shukrawar Vrat or Friday puja in Shravan month is an auspicious vrata dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, mainly observed in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat & Andhra Pradesh. In 2012, Shravan Shukrawar Vrat dates are: July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10 & August 17. The second Friday of Shravani month is observed as Varalakshmi Vratham in AP, 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.
In North India, Shravani Shukrawar vrat dates in 2012 are: July 6, July 13, July 20 & July 27.