Shravan Maas (Month) is the fifth Hindu month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradeshand and Karnataka is a highly auspicious month. Shravan Month in the year 2013 is from August 7 to Sept 4. The month is highly auspicious and hold back Hindus do not eat meat products,
Avoid intake of Alcohol and perform different types of Pujas.
on Tuesday Women perform Mangala Gouri Puja and
Friday for Varlaxmi pooja in Andhra Pradesh. Other important festivals and auspicious days in Shrawan are Nag Panchami, Narli Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, Sri Krishna Jayanti and Dahi Handi.
Sankashti Chaturthi the monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Shrawan Month is on August 24 – Chandrodaya is at 9:15 PM – Indian Standard Time.
Daily pujas in Marathi Shravan month
Monday – Shiva Puja
Tuesday – Mangala Gouri Puja
Wednesday – Budha Puja
Thursday – Brihaspati Puja
Friday – Jara Jivantika Puja ( Vara Laxmi Pooja )
Saturday – Maruti Puja
Sunday – Aditya Puja
Shravan Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Shravan Mahina 2013 Shukla Paksha is from 07 August 2,2012 to 20 August 2013
Shravan Maas 2013 Krishna Paksha is from August 21, 2013 to September 4,2013
Purnima in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Pournima or Full moon day is on August 21, 2013. The Purnima begins at 10:22 AM on August 20 and ends at 7:14 AM on August 21. Raksha Bandhan and Narial Purnima are observed on August 20.
Amavasya in Marathi Shravan Maas
Shravan Amavasya or No moon day is on Sept 5. The Amavasya begins at 4.21 PM on Sept 4 and ends at 5.06 PM on Sept 05. Pola is observed on Sept 05. Pithori Amavasya is on Sept 04.
Shravan Mahina Ekadasi
Putrada Ekadasi – August 07.
Aja Ekadasi – September 01.
Shravan Mahina Pradosh
Som Pradosh – September 02
Pradosh – September 18
The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Shravan Maas 2012 are:
Madhushrava Tritiya – August 03
Durva Ganapati Vrat – August 03
Nag Panchami – August 11
Sheetala Saptami – August 13
Varalakshmi Vrat – August 16
Rig Shravani – August 2
Narali Purnima and Raksha Bandhan – August 2
Sri Krishna Jayanti – August 28
Dahi Handi and Gopalakala – August 29