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Shravan Month / Shravan Maas

Shravan Month / Shravan Maas 2018: Shravan Somwar Dates, Time (Muhurat), Fasting, How To Do Puja Vidhi

Of all the months, Shravan Maas (July-August) is considered most auspicious. In 2018, the Maas starts on 12th August (Sunday) and ends on 9th September (Sunday) in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu whereas it is celebrated from 28th (Saturday) July to 26th August (Sunday) in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. It is the fifth month of solar year and is also known as €˜Avani€™ in the Tamil scriptures. As per Vedic astrology, when Sun enters the zodiac Leo, Shravan Maas is said to set in. As per lunar calendar, Shravan sets in on the New Moon Day. On Full Moon Day (Punam or Purninma), the divine firmament (sky) is under the celestial sovereignty of Shravan Nakshtra (one of twenty seven Nakshatras). Therefore it is called Shravan. Each day during this month is auspicious for worshipping Shambhu (Shiva). Prayers and Vedic rituals are performed in Lord Shiva temples in order to please Him. Shravan Maas is also a holy month filled with other festivals such as Naga-Panchami, Govatsa, Shravani Purnima , Vara Lakshmi Vrata, Rishi Panchami, Raksha Bandhan, Kalkyavatara and Putradaikadashi.

Northern states such as Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and others celebrate fifteen days before the southern states celebrate.

Since it is the most auspicious period, one can take advantage of it by performing Shravan Maas Shiva Puja. During this month, the cosmos is super charged with Shiva tattvas (Shiva elements) that purify the mind, the senses, the body and the self (Soul) through the rituals dedicated to Lord Shiva. Following pujas can be performed under qualified Brahmins.


Shravan Maas Important Dates 2018:

Dates in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Dates in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar

Aug 12 (Maas begins)

July 28 (Maas begins)

Aug 13 (Monday)

July 30 (Monday)

Aug 20 (Monday)

Aug 06 (Monday)

Aug 27 (Monday)

Aug 13 (Monday)

Sept 03 (Monday)

Aug 20 (Monday)

Sept 09 (Maas ends)

Aug 26 (Maas ends)

Swana (Shravan) Shivratri: Date & Auspicious Date (Muhurat)

There are twelve Shivratri days in a year. Devotees or Bhaktas of Lord Shiva offer prayers to Shiva and His divine emblem Shivlings on all shivratris. A Shivratri during Shravan Month is known as Shravan Shivratri. And this Shivratri is best for worshiping or meditating on Lord Shiva. In 2018, Shravan Shivratri falls on 9th August 2018, Thursday with the Nishita Kaal Puja Time 12:21 AM to 01:06 AM. People North India, Kashi Vishwanath and Badrinath Dham visit Shiva temples where in special Pujas dedicated to Lord Shiva are organized. This is the best time to worship Shiva. On this Shravan Shivratri, people also perform Gangajal Abhishek i.e. honoring the holy waters of Ganges.

Significance of Shravan Maas:

Importance of Shravan Month is glorified in many scriptures as the most holy month. Devotees observe austerities, fasts and prayers in this holy month of Shravan. This is the time when Lord Shiva drank the poisonous Halahala that emanated from Samudra Manthan between the Devas and Asuras for the quest of the Nectar (ambrosia). During the Manthan, the ocean produced lots of valuables such as gemstones, Goddesses riches, cows, bows, the Moon, conch etc. which were taken up by gods and demons. Fourteen different gems emerged from the ocean which were divided them. When the Ocean produced the deadliest poison called Halahala, all of them cringed back as it was too dangerous to destroy the universes. It was Shiva who decided to drink it to save the world. His devout wife saw him taking Halahala, she at once held His throat so that the poison wouldn€™t go down. As a result His throat turned blue and He was called Neelkantha.


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What to do during Shravan maas: Spiritual Activities

One must engage in devotional activities such as worship, Sadhanas, meditaion or bhajans at home or in Shiva temples. One must visit Shiva temples during this month. Each day of this month carries spiritual significance.

  • Monday: is the day to worship Lord Shiva.
  • Tuesday: women worship Gauri for the better health of their family.
  • Wednesday: is dedicated to Vithala, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu or Krishna.
  • Thursdays: are for worshiping Buddh and Guru.
  • Friday: For worshiping Lakshmi and Tulsi.
  • Saturdays: are for Saturn (Shani Dev). These days are also known as Shravan Saturdays or Sampat Sanivara (wealth Saturdays) as one can pray for obtaining wealth.
  • Sundays: are for the Sun god. Sun worship was common practice in the Vedic period and it is followed even now. Especially in Shravan, every Sunday the Sun is worshipped.


Things to do in Shravan Maas

Since Shravan Mass is highly auspicious as per Vedas, you can engage in activities that add to your devotion to Shiva.

Rudra Abhishek And Homa:

Rudra€™ means the one who is terribly infuriated, which is one of the divine qualities of Lord Shiva who displays it while performing His cosmic dance, Tandava for the annihilation of creations. Shiva, by the virtue of this quality, is called Rudra. Abhishek means a method of worship offered to the Divine for cleansing all the misgivings, sins of the worshiper.

Performing Shiva Abhishek includes the offerings of Panchamrit (mix of milk, honey, sugar, ghee and curd, Ganga jal, ghee, Bael Patra (Bilva leaves), Dhatura and other sacred items dear to Lord Shiva.

Rudra Abhishek and Homa purifies your mind and body, offers peace, fulfills your desires and enlightens your soul.


Mantra Chanting

You may chant the following Shiva Mantras using a Rudraksha rosary or silently in mind. Chanting may be done at specified time and with specific number of counts (108 times or multiples of it) in the morning or evening, or you may do ajapa-japa, a silent repetition of the mantra throughout the day.

€œI am None other than Shiva who is the supreme reality. Na-ma-Ha, means None other than€

tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ pushtivardhanam ।
urvārukamiva bandhanān mrityormukshīya mā'mratāt ।।

€œOM! We worship the Three-eyed Lord Who is fragrant and Who nourishes and nurtures all beings. As the ripened cucumber (without the intervention of the gardener) is freed from its bondage (to the creeper), may He liberate us from death for the sake of immortality.€

Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi
Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat॥

€œOM! Let me meditate on the great Purusha, Oh, greatest God, give me higher intellect, and let God Rudra illuminate my mind.€

Also you can read stories of Lord Shiva, read the Shiva Purana and meditate on His holy form. This is true Bhakti.


Shravan Month Fasting: How To Fast During Shravan, Fasting Rules

Fasting during Shravan Maas has been mentioned in the Shiva Purana. According to Shiva Purana, those who observe fast during Shravan Maas have their desires fulfilled and are blessed with the grace of Shiva. Shravan Maas Somvar is very important for the devotees of Lord Shiva.

There are two ways in which fast can be observed and they are:

    1. Austere Fast: In this type of fasting, a person does not eat anything for an entire day except for drinking water. The fast is broken in the evening after sunset and regular food without onion and garlic is consumed.

  1. Partial fast: In a partial fast one can eat fruits and permitted foods like sabudana and nuts in the day and eat one time meal in the night.

The fast is broken after sunset, although in some cases it continues till next day. Devotees offer their prayers to Lord Shiva and then consume normal food.

Another type of fasting is that you can keep a maun vrat (Silence) on one whole day in this month and remember Shiva in your mind.

Can we eat salt in Savan (Shravan) month?

Those who observe strict fasting avoid table salt and take black salt instead. It is advised to avoid non veg, onion, garlic, brinjal and leafy vegetables during this entire month.

Benefits of Fasting on the Somvar (Monday) in Shravan Maas:

  • Devotees are blessed with spiritual bliss
  • Improves physical and mental health
  • Increases willpower and memory
  • Women who fast on Shravan Mondays (Somvars) get their perfect husband
  • Fasting removes obstacles by expelling negativity

Wearing Spiritual Items dear to Lord Shiva

Along with Shiva Puja, which is the highest form of devotion, one can use spiritually energized products such as Rudraksha beads, lockets, bracelets and the like.

Wearing Rudraksha

Rudraksha is the best spiritual item you can wear. Rudraksha beads such as 1 mukhi, 15 mukhi and Sixteen Mukhi are highly powerful they are ruled by Shiva Himself. Since Shiva tattvas are highly energetic during this month, wearing these beads attract cosmic energies more.

Amethyst mala

Amethyst is a stone of spirituality and serenity. It has the ability to absorb negative energy while emitting the positive one. It is considered a stone of wisdom as it increases one's psychic awareness. Amethyst is worn to enhance intuition, inspire creativity and encourage peace and stability.

Paradeshwar Shiva

This beautiful Shivling locket comes with a finely carved shivling symbol with snake in pure siddh parad and is encased in a silver border locket with a loop. Pure Siddh Parad Locket is prepared through a process which contains eight sanskaars (8 stages of purifications done as per Parad Sanmhita)

Parad Shivalinga

Parad Shivling releases subtle cosmic energies that free us from disquieting elements around us. Of all the Lingas, one made from mercury has got the highest merit.

Parad Ring

According to the Parad Samhita, the wearer of a Parad ring does not need to wear any gemstones as this is a substitute for all gemstones.

Shiv Parivar idol in Gomed

A Gomed idol of Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha and Kartikeya is best for attracting cosmic energies. Gomed (Hessonite) is a gemstone of planet Rahu and attracts divine grace. Gomed pacifies Rahu malefics.

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Pujas performed in Shravan Maas

Rudram Chamakam Yagna Puja

Shri Rudram is one of the oldest names of Lord Shiva. Through the chanting of Sri Rudram, Lord Shiva€™s various attributes and aspects are invoked and worshipped. By the power of Shri Rudram sick become well, the unmarried find the ideal mates, debts are removed, wealth and power are showered and all the ills are kept at bay. The Vedic hymn that extols Lord Rudra is called the Rudra Prashna. Rudra Prashna is also called the Rudradhyaya, the Shatharudriyam or Sri Rudram. This Sri Rudram is found in the mid portion of the Taittiriya Krishna Yajur Veda. Namakam literally means the hymn which is made of Namaha. Namaha in Sanskrit has two meanings. One is Salutations and the other is not mine. Every time when you utter the word Namaha, actually the patterns and karmas get detached from you and get rid of the spell of patterns and karmas. It is said that chanting of Sri Rudram is a direct way to Enlightenment.

Benefits of this puja:

  • Divine grace and blessings of Lord Shiva
  • Removal of malefic effects of various Planets
  • Health, wealth and prosperity
  • Success in career, job, business and relationships relief
  • Protection against various diseases and ailments
  • Spiritual upliftment

Mahamritunjaya Puja

Maha Mrityunjaya Puja is done for a long and healthy life and to get rid of prolonged sickness. Mahamrityunjaya Mahadev is the conqueror of death. The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra helps overcome all sorts of negativities fears and induces a deep spiritual self-realization. Shiva is the Soul and prayer to Him makes one realize the eternity of self and thus removes the fear of death. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is also known as Mrita-Sanjivini Mantra because it is a component of the "life-restoring€ practice given to the primordial sage Shukra. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Veda.

Benefits of this puja:
  • For divine grace and blessings of Lord Shiva
  • For relief from miseries, troubles, stress and ego
  • For Deep spiritual realization
  • For courage and relief from kinds of fears of death and influences of evil planets
  • Wash beads with water or water mixed with Ganges water every week.
  • For long and healthy life. For freedom from diseases

Mangala Gouri Puja

Alongside the above popular Shiva Puja, one can perform Mangala Gouri Puja on Tuesday. Goddess Maha Gauri is worshipped for Her blessings for desire fulfillments. Observing fast and worshipping Goddess Mahagauri during Shravan Maas is immensely fruitful, especially for the unmarried girls and married woman.


Other festivals and auspicious days in Shravan Mahina / Shravan Maas 2017:

Nag Panchami

It is a traditional Vedic worship of snakes or serpents observed by the followers of Vedic customs. The worship, prayers and rituals are performed on the fifth day of bright half of Lunar month of Shravan (July/August)

The divine abode of Nagas is believed to be Naga-loka. The Snake gods are worshipped for the welfare of the family. Serpent deity of silver, stone or wood or the painting of snakes on the wall are given a bath with milk and then respected.


Raksha Bandhan

It is a traditional Vedic worship of snakes or serpents observed by the followers of Vedic customs. The worship, prayers and rituals are performed on the fifth day of bright half of Lunar month of Shravan (July/August) The divine abode of Nagas is believed to be Naga-loka. The Snake gods are worshipped for the welfare of the family. Serpent deity of silver, stone or wood or the painting of snakes on the wall are given a bath with milk and then respected.

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