The holy month of Shravan 2023 or Savan is about to begin on 4 July this year and continue till 31 August this year. This is the special month of Shravan continues for almost 2 months after 19 years. The holy month of Shravan or Savan has great significance for Hindus and is dedicated to lord Shiva. It is the time of devotion, fastening, and celebration of millions of Hindu devotees around the world.
Shravan 2023 Start and End Date
The Shravan month begins in the month of July and August is the start of the monsoon season in India every year. This year, the Shravan month is going to start on July 4 and continue till 31 August. Thus Shravan month will be celebrated almost uniquely 2 months after 19 years, It will be 59 Days long and there are eight Savan Mondays or Somvar this year instead of four every year.
Savan or Shravan 2023 Somvar Date
According to the Drik Panchang here is the Sawan or Shravan Somwar Dates:
- July 4, 2023, Tuesday – Shravan Begins
- July 10, 2023, Monday – First Shravan Somwar Vrat
- July 17, 2023, Monday – Second Shravan Somwar Vrat
- July 18, 2023, Tuesday – Shravan Adhika Maas Begins
- July 24, 2023, Monday – Third Shravan Somwar Vrat
- July 31, 2023, Monday – Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat
- August 7, 2023, Monday – Fifth Shravan Somwar Vrat
- August 14, 2023, Monday – Sixth Shravan Somwar Vrat
- August 16, 2023, Wednesday – Shravan Adhika Maas Ends
- August 21, 2023, Monday – Seventh Shravan Somwar Vrat
- August 28, 2023, Monday – Eighth Shravan Somwar Vrat
- August 31, 2023, Thursday – Shravan Ends
Significance of Shravan Month
Shravan is the fifth month of the year in the Hindu calendar. This is an important month in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to Lord Shiva, so people get a chance to seek his grace and blessings. Very important pujas, fasts, and religious programs are organized for the Hindu community this month.
This year Shravan holds a special significance. The unusual 59-day-long Shravan makes this month extra auspicious. According to the astrological calculations and the Hindu calendar, this year the Adhik Maas or Mal Maas has extended the Shravan month this year.
Kanwar Yatra in Shravan Mass
In the month of Shravan, the Kavad Yatra is performed to praise Lord Shiva, in which people decorate the Shivling with the water of the Ganges. Apart from the Savan Somvar Vrat (fasts) this month dedicated to lord Shiva and Maa Parvati, the Kanwar Yatra is also a significant part of the holy Shravan month. Devotees of Lord Shiva wearing saffron color clothes, carrying water from the holy river in the small pot called Kanwar walking on food to the associated sacred place of Lord Shiva
Fasting and Worshiping in the Month of Shravan:
Fasting on Monday is the most important fast of the month of Shravan. On this day people worshiping Shivling offer incense, bell leaves, flowers, and fruits. Fasting on Mondays in the month of Shravan is very important because by observing it one gets the blessings of Lord Shiva. This month also there are Mondays of Shravan and pleasant fasting. Apart from this, Shiva is worshiped on the Monday of Shravan.
Rituals & Traditions in Shravan
In the holy month of Shravan, devotees worship Lord Shiva at temples and other associated religious places. They try to get blessings by worshipping Shivaling, bathing in Ganges water, and chanting mantras in the temples. In the month of Shravan, devotees give donations, especially food and materials for meditation to the needy at home.
Festivals in Shravan Month:
Many important festivals are celebrated in the month of Shravan. Nag Panchami is celebrated at the beginning of the month, during which Lord Sheshnag is worshipped. Then brothers and sisters come to bless each other on Raksha Bandhan. Krishna Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, comes after this. Haritalika Teej is celebrated at the end of the month of Shravan, which is a symbol of good fortune and piety.
Events of Shravan Month:
Many other popular programs also take place in Shravan. In the month of Shravan also there are devotional concerts of Lord Krishna, which unite joy and intimacy. Apart from this, fairs and Jagrans are also organized in the month of Shravan. In these fairs, devotees gather and sing hymns and pray for the blessings of God.
Shravan month is very important in Hinduism. This month we should develop our culture and spirituality. We can engage our mind, body, and soul in the pujas, fasts, and religious programs of the month of Shravan to receive the grace of the Lord. This month teaches us the lesson of brotherhood, love, and solidarity. This is the reason why we should respect the month of Shravan and use it to bring happiness and prosperity to our lives.
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