Dhanavapti Vrata – Vidhi, Niyama

Dhanavapti Vrata is an auspicious vrata which is performed during Shravan Month and Bhadrapada Month as per Hindu calendar. It begins on the first day after Shravan Purnima and ends on Dwadashi before Bhadrapada Purnima. In 2021, Dhanavapti Vrata begins on August 23 and ends on September 17. Dhanavapti Vrata begins on Bhadrapada Krishna Pratipada […]

Neela Jyeshta Vrat

Neela Jyeshta Vrat is an auspicious Vrata observed in Shravan Month. Especially, it falls on Ashtami day which coincides with Sunday. And if it falls on Jyeshta Nakshatra then it is considered highly auspicious and meritorious. Neela Jyeshta Vrat is dedicated to Surya Bhagavan. Surya Puja is performed on this day and special Naivedyam is […]

Sheetla Saptami 2021

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 2021, Sheetla Saptami date is August 14. Shithala Saptami is observed on Shukla Paksha Sapthami thithi during Shravan month. Goddess Sheetala Mata mainly worshipped in […]

Supodan Varna Shashthi, 13 August 2021

13 August 2021 is Supodan Varna Shashthi (Supaudan Shiva Poojan). It is observed on Sashti in bright half in Shravan month. Supoudana Varna Shashti is observed on the following day of Nag Panchami. Supodan Vrata is dedicated to worship Lord Shiva. During the Supoudan Puja, Lord Shiva puja is performed with Shodashopachars (16 types of pujas and rituals) […]

Rudra Lakshavarti Vrat

Rudra Lakshavarti Vrat is observed in any of these months – Vaishakh Month, Shravan Month, Kartik Month or Magh Month. This Vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva. One lakh diyas are lighted in front of Shivling. The wicks of these diyas are dipped in cow ghee and the diyas are filled with the ghee. Rudra […]

Hanuman Puja in Shravan Month | Ashwattha Maruti Poojan on Shravan Shanivar

Shravan Shanivar is dedicated to Lord Hanuman Puja. This vrat is also known as Ashwattha Maruti Poojan in Maharashtra and some parts of Gujarat. Ashwattha Maruti Poojan 2021 dates are – August 14, August 21, August 28 and September 4. Usually Shanivar or Saturday is dedicated to Hanuman Puja and in Shravan month Lord Hanuman […]

1st day Shravan Month 2021 | When Shravan Maas begins in 2021

1st day of Shravan Month is Shravan Krishna Pratipada (Shravan Vad Pratham) in North Indian Hindi calendars and Shravan Shukla Pratipada in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars. In 2021, First day of Shravan Month in Purnimant calendars is – July 24, Saturday (Shravan Shanivar) (Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, […]

Asha Dashami Vrat 2021

Asha Dashami Vrat is a vrat dedicated to Goddess Asha Devi (Parvati Devi). In 2021, Ashada Dashami Vrat date is August 17. It falls on Shravana Shukla Dashami, the tenth day of bright fortnight in Shravan Month. ‘Asha’ means desire. Those who perform this Vrata will be blessed by the Goddess to get their desires […]

Shriyal Sashti Vrat 2021

Shriyal Sashti vrat is a vrata dedicated to Lord Khandoba of Jejuri in Maharashtra. It is observed with utmost gaiety in Jejuri temple. In 2021, Shriyal Sashti date is August 14. It falls in Shravan maas as per Marathi calendar. Khandoba, believed to be a form of Lord Shiva, is also popular with other names […]

Mangala Gauri Puja 2021 | Mangala Gowri Vratham

Mangala Gouri Puja ( Mangal Gowri Vratam or Shravan Mangalvar Vrat) is the most observed austerity falls on Mangalvar in Shravan month (August – September). Mangala Gowri vrata is dedicated to Goddess Mangala Gauri who is also known as Goddess Parvathi. In Goa, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu & Kannada calendars..Mangala Gauri Vratham 2021 dates are Tuesday, 10 […]

Shravan Guruvar Puja | Brihaspati Puja in Shravan Month


Brihaspati Puja (Guru graha Puja) is the main ritual performed on Shravan Guruvar (Thursday in Shravan month). In 2021, Shravan Guruvar Brihaspati Puja dates are: 29 July, 5 August, 12 August and 19 August in North Indian calendars. Brihaspati Vrat 2021 dates in Marathi and Gujarati calendars are – 12 August, 19 August, 26 August […]

Shravan Month 2021 in Goa & Konkan regions: Pujas & Vratas during Shravan Maas


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 2021, Shravan Maas begins on August 9 and ends on September 7. People follow all the rules or codes of Shravan month and observe Shravan […]

Shiva Pavitraropan 2021 | Shiva Pavitraropanam

Shiva Pavitraropan (Shiva Pavitraropanam) is a ritual observed in Shravan Month as per Hindu Calendar. In 2021, Shiva Pavitraropan date is August 20. It is mainly observed in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It falls on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi on Shravan Month. On this day, Lord Shiva is worshipped by offering Pavitra (cotton threads). Pavitra […]

Shravan Somwar Vrat 2021 | Sawan Somvar 2021 dates

Shravan Somwar Vrat, also spelt as Sawan Somvar Vrat, is highly auspicious vrat observed on Mondays during Shravan Maas in North India, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Shravan Somwar Vrat 2021 dates in North Indian Hindi panchang are: July 26, August 2, August 9 and August 16. In Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, and Telugu Panchangam Shravana […]

Bilva Laksha Vrat (Laksha Bilva Vratham)

Bilva Laksha Vrat (Laksha Bilva Vratham) is observed in any of these months – Vaishakh Month, Shravan Month, Kartik Month or Magh Month. This Vrat is performed by men or women. One lakh or one crore diyas are lighted in front of Shivling. The Bilva wicks of these diyas are dipped in cow ghee and […]

Ayudh Vrat | Ayudha Vratham

Ayudh Vrat is observed from Shravan Maas for four months (Shravan Maas, Bhadrapad Maas, Ashwin Maas and Kartik Maas). In 2020, Ayudh Vrat begins on July 21 and ends on December 14. In this Vrata, Lord Vishnu’s four weapons (Ayudha) namely Shankh, Chakra, Gada and Padma are worshipped. These four weapons signify Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna […]

Dashaphal Vrat

Dashaphal Vrat is observed in Shravan Month as per Hindu Calendar. In 2020, Dashaphal Vrat date is July 27. Dashaphal Vrat is a 10-year long Vrata dedicated to Lord Krishna. A sacred Kankana of 10-threads is kept at Lord Krishna and is worn on wrist while doing Puja. Special pujas are offered to Krishna with […]

Ardh Shravanik Vrat

Ardh Shravanik Vrat is observed in Shravan Month. In 2020, Ardh Shravanik Vrat date is July 21. It is a month-long vrata. Ardha Shravanik Vrata begins on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Shravan Maas and ends on the last day of Shravan. Ekbhukth or Nakt Vrata is a major part of this Vrata (performer observes ‘only […]

Mrigashirsha Vrat

Mrigashirsha Vrat is observed in Shravan Month as per Hindu Calendar. In 2020, Mrigashirsha Vrat date is July 21. This Vrat falls on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Shravan Maas. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Vrat Kartha (performer of the vrat) draws the picture of Mrigashirsha (deer). And it is worshipped with vegetables and […]

Budh Pujan in Shravan Month

Budh Pujan, a vrat dedicated to Lord Budha (Planet Mercury) of Navagrahas, is observed on Budhwar (Wednesdays) in Shravan Month. In 2021, Budh Pujan dates are: August 11, August 18, August 25 and September 1 as per Marathi calendar. It is mainly observed in Maharashtra and some places in Karnataka and Gujarat. Those who are […]