Today, 19 August 2013 is Shravan Somvar vrat in North India. Shravan Somvar Shiva Puja has begun on 29 July as per North Indian Hindi calendars. 19 August 2013 is also observed as Shravana Vratha and Natarajar Abhishekam.
As ‘Shivalinga Jalabhishek’ (offering of holy waters of Ganga) is the main ritual of Shravan Somvar vrat (Mondays in Shravan month), Shiva temples will become busiest places on this day.
Shravani Mela in Deoghar Baba Baidyanath Dham, Haridwar, Varanasi Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Rishikesh, and Prayag Sangam attract lakhs of devotees on Shravan Somvar. Read this article to know more about Shravan Somvar Vrat.
On 29 July 2013 Shravan Somvar vrat has begun in North India. 29 July was also observed as Kalashtami and Bhruguvishal Rushi Jayanti. 12 August 2013 was also observed as Supodan Varnashashti and Shriyal Shashti.