Shravan Maas (Sawan mahina or Shravan month) is the 5th month in Marathi calendar of Maharashtra and some Konkan regions. In 2019, Shravan maas begins on August 2 and ends on August 30.
Shravan month is the most favorite month for Lord Shiva. Shiv bhagwan drank Halahal and became Neelkanth during the Samudra Manthan (churning of ocean) in Shravan mahina. Each day in Shravan month has significance.
Shukla Paksha in Shravan Month begins on August 2 and ends on August 15.
Krishna Paksha in Shravan Month begins on August 16 and ends on September 30
Shravani Somvar Shiv Mutt puja is performed on Mondays in Shravan month. Shravan somvar 2019 dates – August 5, August 12, August 19 and August 26.
Mangal Gauri Puja is the main ritual of Shravan Mangalwar (Tuesdays in Shravan month). Mangal Gauri Puja 2019 dates – August 6, August 13, August 20 and August 27.
Budh puja is the ritual followed on Shravan budhwar (Wednesdays in Shravan month) in Maharashtra.
Brihaspati Puja or Guru graham puja is observed on Shravan Guruvar (Thursdays in Shravna month). Lord Dattatreya is also worshipped on Shravan guruvar.
Jara Jivantika puja or Jivantika vrat is the major ritual of Shravan shukravar (Fridays in Shravan mahina). Varalakshmi Puja is observed on second Friday in this month. Jivantika Puja 2019 dates are – August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 and August 30.
Shravan Shanivar is dedicated to Lord Shani puja or Balaji puja. Ashwatha Maruti Puja (Hanuman Puja) is also performed on Saturdays in Shravan maas.
Aditya Pujan or Surya pujan is performed on Shravan Ravivaar (Sundays in Shravan month).
Festivals in Marathi Shravan Month 2019
2 August 2019 – Shravana Maasa Chandrodayam
2 August 2019 – Shrungar Dwitiya / Sindhara Dooj
3 August 2019 – Hariyali Teej, Madhushrava Tritiya
4 August 2019 – Durva Ganapati Vratam, Naga Chaturthi Upvaas, Vinayak Chaturthi, Angarak Yog
5 August 2019 – Nagula Panchami, Garuda Panchami, Samaveda Upakarma, Rig Shukla Yajur Hiranyakeshi Shravani, Bharat Swatantrata Diwas, Jagrat Gauri Vrat (Jagrat Gowri Panchami)
6 August 2019 – Kalki Jayanti, Supoudan Varna Shashti, Shriyal Shashti
7 August 2018 – Sheetala Saptami, Goswami Tulasidas Jayanti
8 August 2018 – Pushpashtami, Durvashtami
9 August 2019 – Varalakshmi Vratham, Kaumari Devi Puja
10 August 2019 – Asha Dashami
11 August 2019 – Jhulan Yatrarambh
11 August 2019 – Putrada Ekadashi, Pavitra Ekadashi
12 August 2019 – Damodara Dwadashi, Pradosh Pujan
14 August 2019 – Rigveda Upakarma, Rig Shravani, Jhulan Yatra Samapti, Nariyali Purnima.
15 August 2019 – Rakshabandhan, Hayagriva Jayanti (Hayagriva Utpatti), Shukla Yajurveda Upakarma, Shukla Yajur Taittariya Shravani, Balabhadra Puja (Odisha), Amarnath Yatra, Jandhyala Purnima, Vikhanasa Jayanti
17 August 2019 – Simha Sankranti
19 August 2019 – Sankashti Chaturthi, Bahula Chaturthi
20 August 2019 – Raksha Panchami (Odisha)
23 August 2019 – Sri Krishna Janmashtami (Smarta), Sri Krishna Jayanti (Upvaas), Jayanti Yog
24 August 2019 – Vaishnava Sri Krishna Jayanti, Gopalkala, Nandotsav
26 August 2019 – Aja Ekadashi
27 August 2019 – Pradosha Vrata, Kailash Yatra
28 August 2019 – Masa Shivaratri, Kailash Yatra
30 August 2019 – Pola, Polala Amavasya, Kushotpatini Amavasya, Darsh Pitori Amavasya