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Shravana Masa 2018 Shravana Month

Shravana Masa
Shravana Masa or Shravana Month is the 5th Month in hindu calendar or Kannada panchanga
Shravan is one of the holiest months of the Hindu calendar and is dedicated to the worship of Shiva. It marks the beginning of the Chatur Maas period. While most days in this month are said to be pious, it is believed the most sacred days are Mondays or Sawan somwar.

Shravana masa is the most important month to perform Lakshmi puja as per Kannada calendars. Nagara Panchami, Varamahalakshmi Puja, Mangala Gowri Vratha, Upakarma, Raksha bandhan, and Sri Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami are the important festivals in Kannada Sravana masa.

Mangala Gowri Puja is the main ritual of Shravana Mangalvara (Tuesdays in Shravan month).
Sravana Masa Shukravara Lakshmi Puja is another famous ritual observed in Shravana Masa.
Shravan celebrations commence for Northern states such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttaranchal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, since they follow the Poornimant calendar. Shravan month ends on August 26th for them. Southern and Western states such as Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, follow the Amavasyant calendar and start Shravan celebrations on August 12th and end on September 9th.

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