Shravan Month or Shravana Masam is one of the auspicious months in Hinduism and second month in Chaturmasa puja. Shravan month in 2010 begins on August 11 and ends on September 8 as per Telugu and Kannada calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka respectively. Telugu and Kannada people observe Shravan Masa Vratam during the month.
Various Vratas dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Goddess Laxmi and Lord Shiva are observed during the month in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
- In 2010, as per Telugu and Kannada calendars, Shravan Shukla Paksha begins on August 11 and ends on August 24 on the Shravan Purnima day.
- Shravana Krishna Paksha starts on August 25 and ends on September 8 on the Shravan Amavasya day.
During the Shravana masam, Hindu communities in Telugu and Kannada regions observe Varalakshmi Vratam, Shravana Mangala Gauri Vratam and Shravana SomavaraVrata. In 2010, the date of Varalakshmi Vratham is August 20, Friday. Mangala Gauri Vratam is observed on Mangalvar (Tuesdays) during Shravan masam. Shravana SomavaraVrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
On the first Friday of Shravan month, Telugu and Kannada people observe Sampada Gauri Vratham. Sampada Gouri Vratha is different from Vara Laxmi Vratham.