The holy Shravan month (Shravan Mahina), also known as Shawan, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. This sacred period begins on July 4th, 2023 and extends for two months due to the extra month of Adhik Maas Shravan. During the Shravan month, devotees observe fasts every Monday. Unmarried females partake in the Solah Somvar Vrat or Mangala Gauri Vrat to seek Lord Shiva’s blessings for an ideal husband like Him. Additionally, people participate in the Kanwar Yatra, where Kanwariyas bring back Gangajal from revered sites. It is one of the most famous hindu festivals in India.
Shravan Month 2023 : Date
|July 4, 2023
|Start of Shravan
|July 10, 2023
|First Shravan Somwar Vrat
|July 17, 2023
|Second Shravan Somwar Vrat
|July 18, 2023
|Start of Shravan Adhika Maas
|July 24, 2023
|Third Shravan Somwar Vrat
|July 31, 2023
|Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat
|August 7, 2023
|Fifth Shravan Somwar Vrat
|August 14, 2023
|Sixth Shravan Somwar Vrat
|August 16, 2023
|End of Shravan Adhika Maas
|August 21, 2023
|Seventh Shravan Somwar Vrat
|August 28, 2023
|Eighth Shravan Somwar Vrat
|August 31, 2023
|End of Shravan
Note: The dates are according to Drigpanchang.
Significance of Shravan Month
Shravan, a significant month for Hindus, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. During this time, devotees express their devotion through fasting and prayer. However, have you ever wondered about the origins of this sacred month?
According to Hindu texts, during the event of Samudra Manthan, Lord Shiva consumed all the poison that emerged from the ocean. Had Lord Shiva not consumed the poison, it would have resulted in the annihilation of the entire universe. By drinking and retaining the poison in his throat, Lord Shiva saved the world. This is why he is also referred to as Neelkantha.
Following that, Lord Shiva was presented with milk and Gangajal by both the heavenly Devtas and the hellish Danavas in an attempt to diminish the impact of the poison. This event occurred during the auspicious month of Shravan, prompting devotees to procure Gangajal from the holy River Ganga and offer it to Lord Shiva. It should be noted that consuming milk during Shravan month (Shravan Mahina) is also forbidden.
Shravan Puja Rituals
If you are planning to observe fast and celebrate this sacred month of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati, then how would you perform the rituals?
Devotees get up early in the morning and take a shower before commencing Puja rituals.
Light a Diya or earthen lamp in front of the idol or image of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati.
Recite Shiva Chalisa, Shiva Tandava Stotram, and Shravan Maas Katha.
Visit Shiva temple and offer Panchamrit (Milk, Curd, Sugar powder, honey, and Ghee) to Shiva Lingam.
Offer Bilva Patra and sweets, which is dear to Him.
At the end, devotees put Chandan and sprinkle Itra.
Shravan Month Wishes
On this month, devotees greet each other with Shravan month wishes to their friends and family and organize grand Pujas, follow rituals, recite Shiva Slokas, and celebrate with their loved ones.if you are celebrating this auspicious day as well, share some Shravan wishes, quotes, messages, and greetings.
Celebrate the auspicious month of Sawan with joy of heart and help people understand the values of Lord Shiva. Happy Shravan Month 2023!
May the glory of divine Shiva remind us of our capabilities and help us attain success. Happy Savaan Month. Har Har Mahadev!
May Mahadev shower Blessings on all and give power and strength to everyone facing difficulties in their lives. Sawan Ki Hardik Shubhkamnaye! Har Har Mahadev!
Mary the rain of Sawan washes away all our sins and troubles and brings a new beginning. Happy Sawan. Har Har Mahadev!
May the Glory of Shiva Shankar bless your soul and banish all the troubles from your life. Enjoy the start of this sacred month. Happy Sawan. Har Har Mahadev!
The sacred Shravan Month is associated with Samudra Manthan. The churning of the ocean in search of Amrit and Lord Shiva consuming poison to save the world, took place in this holi month. That’s why it is considered the most sacred religious month for the Hindus. Apart from performing all the rituals religiously, devotees also consider wearing Rudraksh an auspicious act. Celebrate this sacred month and devote yourself to serve Lord Shiva.