Damodara Dwadashi | Shravana Shukla Dwadasi

Damodara Dwadashi or Damodar Dwadasi the auspicious day dedicated to Lord Damodara, one of the names of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu. Damodar Dwadashi falls on Dwadashi day during Shravan month, next day to Putrada Ekadashi. In 2018, Damodara Dwadashi date is August 23. On the day of Damodara Dwadashi, the fasting observed on Putrada […]

Sravana Masam Utsavalu in Ashtalakshmi Temple Hyderabad

Ashtalakshmi

Sravana masam Utsavalu are the biggest celebrations at Ashtalakshmi Temple in Hyderabad. In 2018, Shravan month starts on August 12 and ends on September 9. Sravana masam is the most auspicious month to worship Goddess Lakshmi. In temples dedicated to Lakshmi, Sravanamasa utsavalu (Celebrations during Shravan month) are celebrated with utmost fervor and devotion. Though Sravan maas […]

Shravana Masam Puja: Pooja Procedure during Shukla Paksha in Sawan Month

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Shravana Masam puja or pooja procedure in Sawan month is very different yet auspicious than other months in Hinduism. As we know the importance and significance of Shravan month, Shravana masa Shukla Paksha is highly auspicious fortnight. In 2018, Shukla Paksha in Shravan Month begins on August 12 and ends on August 26 with Shravan […]

Naag Pancham 2018 in Gujarat

Naga Panchami

Naag Panchami Vrat or Naga Pancham Puja is the festival dedicated to Naga Devatas (Serpent Gods) during Shravan month in Gujarat. In 2018, Naag Panchami in Gujarat is on August 31. Sawan Krishna Paksha Panchami is observed as Naga Panchami in Gujarat. The rituals and customs of Nag Panchami puja in Gujarat are same as […]

Hariyali Amavasya Celebrations | Shravan Amavasya Mela & Fairs

Hariyali Amavasya or Haryali Amavasya is the Amavasya (No Moon day) during Shrawan Maas as per North Indian calendars. Hariyali Amavasya marks the beginning of monsoon and the greenery. In 2018, Hariyali Amavasya date is August 11. It falls on Ashada Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat calendars. Haryali Amavasya melas or fairs are […]

Supaudana Vrat: Supoudan Shiva Puja during Shrawan month

Supaudana Vrat (Supoudan Vrata, Supodan Shiva Puja, Supodan Varna Sashti) is observed on Shukla Paksha Sashti in Shravan month. In 2018, Supaudana Vrata date is August 16. The vratha is observed on the next day of Nag Panchami. Supodan Vrata is dedicated to worship Lord Shiva. During the Supoudan Puja, Lord Shiva puja is performed with […]

Madhushravani Festival | Madhusravani Puja

Madhushravani Festival or Madhu Sravani Puja is a main festival observed in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and some other North Indian regions. Madhushravani is celebrated in Shravani Month (July – August) for consecutive 13 days and ends on Madhushrava Tritiya. In 2018, Madhushravani Tritiya vrat date is August 13. In some places it is also observed for […]

Raksha Panchami 2018 | Rekha Panchami

Raksha Panchami (Rekha Panchami) is observed on the fifth day in second half during Shravan month. In 2018, Raksha Panchami date is August 31. It is believed that who missed to tie Rakhi or getting tied the Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Pournima, will tie and get tied Rakhi on Raksha Panchami. On Raksha […]

Hariyali Teej in Shravan month at Bihariji Temple, Vrindavan

Haryali Teej is celebrated in Shravan month with lot of gusto in Banke Bihariji temple, Vrindavan. In 2018, Haryali Teej date is August 13. In the evening of Haryali Amavasya Teej Lord Bihariji is taken out of Sanctum Sanctorum for very auspicious Jhoolan Yatra. Many special pujas and rituals are done to please Lord Bihariji (Lord Sri […]

Ashunya Shayana Vrat (Ashoonya Sayan Vratam), Vishnu Sayanotsav

Ashunya Shayan Vrat or Shoonya Sayan Vratam is the festival observed during Shravan month. Ashunya Sayana Vrata is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Ashunya Shayan Vrat is observed on Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or Vidiya. In 2018, Ashoonya Shayan Vrat date as per North Indian calendar is July 29. As per Andhra Pradesh, […]

Sheetla Saptami 2018

Sheetla Saptami or Sheetala Sapthami (Shitla Saptami) is the festival dedicated to Goddess Sheetala Devi, who is worshipped to get rid of the diseases like Small Pox and Chicken-Pox. In 2018, Sheetla Saptami date is August 17. Shithala Saptami is observed on Shukla Paksha Sapthami thithi during Shravan month. Goddess Sheetala Mata mainly worshipped in […]

How Bail Pola is celebratred – Rituals & Customs of Bail Pola

Bail Pola is celebrated in a pleasant atmosphere in villages. Farmers worship bullocks on Bail Pola. Vesana (rope) from the nostrils of Bullcok is removed on the day before Pola festival. Haldi (Turmeric paste) with ground nut oil is applied on bullocks body. Water bath is given to bullocks after applying haldi paste. After the bath, bulls […]

Pithori Amavasya 2017 | Pitori Amavas

Pithori Amavasya or Pitori Amavas is the festival observed on the Amavasya (No Moon day) during Bhadrapad month or Bhadra month. In 2017, Pithori Amavasya date is August 21.  As per Marati Calendar, Pithori Amavasya, also celebrated as Pola, falls on Amavasya in the Sravan month. Pithori Amavasya is an observance performed by married woman […]

Shravan Maas Mahatmya Katha | Importance of Shravan Mahina

What is Shravan Maas Mahatmya, the importance of Shravan Mahina? Sawan month or Shravan maas is the fifth Hindu month. As per the Hindu scriptures and Vedas, Shravan maas is considered as highly auspicious month. In Vedas, Sawan month is described as ‘Nabhas’. Shravan Purnima (the full moon day in Shravana masam) coincides with with […]

Shravan Month 2018 in Goa & Konkan regions: Pujas & Vratas during Shravan Maas

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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 2018, Shravan Maas begins on August 12  and ends on September 9. People follow all the rules or codes of Shravan month and observe Shravan maas […]

Hayagriva Jayanti 2017 | Lord Hayagreeva Jayanthi

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Hayagriva Jayanti or Hayagreeva Jayanthi, also known as Hayagriva Uthpaththi, is the day to celebrate the birthday of Lord Hayagriva, the god of wisdom and knowledge as per Hinduism. In 2017, Hayagriva Jayanti date is August 7. Hayagreeva Jayanti falls on the Full moon day in Shravan month, Shravan Purnima. Lord Hayagreeva is also worsipped […]

Shravan Somavar Vrat, Sawan Somvar Vrata: Lord Shiva Puja on Mondays in Sawan Month

Sawan Somvar Vrat (Shravan Somvar Vrata) is an observance dedicated to Lord Shiva during the month of Shravan (July – August). Shravan Somwar Vrat 2018 dates in North Indian Hindi panchang are: July 30, August 6, August 13 and August 20. In Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, and Telugu Panchangam Shravana Somvar vrat 2018 dates are:  August 13, […]

Shravan Purnima (Shravana Pournami), Full Moon Day in Sawan Month

Shravan Purnima or Shravana Pournami, the Poornima day in Shravan month (July – August), is one of the most auspicious days as per Hinduism. Many auspicious pujas and rituals are observed during Sravana Purnima. In 2017, Shravan Purnima date is August 7. On the day of Shravan Purnima, Raksha bandhan is celebrated as a fond commemoration […]