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Sawan 2017: Month Full Of Festivity & Auspiciousness!

Author: -- | Last Updated: Thu 30 Mar 2017 2:15:11 PM

Sawan in 2017 is dated to commence from July 10, as per Purnimant calendar. Sawan is a month of rains, festivity, and happiness. Each day of Shravan Maas is considered favorable for all the auspicious occasions to be performed. Read on to know more about Saavn.

The month of festivity, Savan is round the corner. During the Shravan Maas (month) everyday is an occasion to celebrate. The fifth month of the Hindu calendar is known as Shravan Maas or the month of Sawan. Saavan in 2017 is going to commence on July 10 and will end on August 7 with the festival of Raksha Bandhan.

Sawan : The Significance

Sawan is considered to be one of the most auspicious months in the year. During the month of Saawan, a lot of Hindu festivals are celebrated across the country. Saawan is also known as Avni in Tamil. As per the Hindu mythology, Shravana Nakshatra (constellation) is the birth star of Lord Vishnu, which is observed on the full Moon day (Purnima). Hence, this month is known as Shravana Maas. During the month of Saavn, Kanwar Mela is organised. During this Kanwar Mela, devotees from all across the nation travel to Haridwar, barefooted. They take a dip in the holy water of the river Ganga at Haridwar. Post that, they collect the Gangajal (water of the sacred river, Ganges) and offer it to the Lord Shiva at Neelkanth.

Each day of Sawan month holds an opportunity to receive the blessings of the supreme god. Hence, we have brought you everything you need to know about the month of Saavn. Before going ahead, let’s first find out about the important dates in Saawan 2017.

Sawan 2017: Important Dates

Following are the dates of the festivals that will be observed in the Northern part of the country during Shravan month in 2017.

Date Day Festival
July 10, 2017 Monday

First day of Sawan Month

July 17, 2017 Monday Sawan Somvar Vrat
July 19, 2017 Wednesday Kamika Ekadashi
July 24, 2017 Monday Sawan Somvar Vrat
July 26, 2017 Wednesday Hariyali Teej
July 27, 2017 Thursday Nag Panchami
July 31, 2017 Monday Sawan Somvar Vrat
August 3, 2017 Thursday Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
August 4, 2017 Friday Varalakshmi Vrat
August 7, 2017 Monday Last day of Sawan Month/ Raksha Bandhan

On the other hand, below mentioned are the dates of the festivals that will be observed in the southern part of the country too, during the Shravan Month in 2017.

Date Day Festival
July 26, 2017 Wednesday Hariyali Teej
July 27, 2017 Thursday Nag Panchami
August 3, 2017 Thursday Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
August 4, 2017 Friday Varalakshmi Vrat
August 7, 2017 Monday Narali Purnima

Everyday in the month of Sawan is dedicated to some god and goddess & is considered extremely auspicious.

Now, as you know about the festivals falling in the month of Sawan, let’s find out what each day of the week signifies for you.

Sawan: Auspicious Days Of The Shravan Month

Each day of Sawan is dedicated to some deity, be it Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu , Lord Krishna or Goddess Lakshmi . Let’s find out, which deity needs to worshiped on which day during the Shravan Month in 2015.

Sawan: Sawan Somvar Vrat

The Somvar or Mondays of Sawan month is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Sawan Somvar Vrat is observed by unmarried females in order to get a good husband. It is believed that by observing Sawan Somvar Vrat, one’s desires are fulfilled and all the dreams come true.

Sawan Somvar Vrat and praying to Lord Shiva, a person can achieve his/ her desired result. So, this year in the month of Sawan, don’t forget to observe the Sawan Somvar Vrat.

Sawan: Mangala Gauri Vrat

The Mangala Gauri fasts are performed on Tuesdays in Shravan Maas. Mangala Gauri Puja is observed by newly married females. It is believed that by performing this Puja, one gets rid of negative omens.

Sawan: Saavn Budhwar Vrat

The Wednesdays during the Sawan month are devoted to Lord Vishnu or Krishna. Hence, they are known as Sawan Budhwar Vrat.

Sawan: Saawan Guruwar Vrat

Thursdays or Guruvar in Shravan month is dedicated to Jupiter (Budh Graha). hus, known as Sawan Guruvar Vrat for the Shravan Mas.

Sawan: Saavan Shukrawar Vrat

Shukrawar is dedicated to Lakshmi Devi. On Fridays, married females perform a fast for the well-being and protection of their family. This Sawan Vrat in Hindu mythology is known as Varalakshmi Vrat or Saavan Shukrawar Vrat.

Sawan: Sampat Shaniwar Vrat

Shaniwar or Saturday is dedicated to Shani (Saturn). This Sawan fast is observed by those, who would like to eradicate the complications that are existing in their horoscope (Kundali). This Sawan Vrat is known as Sampat Shaniwar Vrat.

Sawan: Saavan Raviwar Vrat

Sundays of the Sawan month are honored to the Sun God. The fasts performed on these Sundays are popularly known as Sawan Raviwar Vrat.

But, why Saawan is so special? Let’s find out the legends associated with Sawan.

Sawan: Legend Of Savan

As per the holy scriptures, Samudra Manthan (churning of the milk ocean) took place in the month of Saavan. The month of Sawan is dedicated to Lord Shiva, as He acted as the savior of the universe. While churning of the ocean by gods and demons, a lot of things emerged out. Out of which, one of the most deadliest thing was poison Halahala. This poison was swallowed by Lord Shiva, as no one else could do it.

On consuming the poison, Lord Shiva saved the universe from coming to an end. The poison was stopped at his throat by Goddess Parvati, turning his throat blue. Since then, he is worshiped as Neelkanth.

Hence, worshiping Lord Shiva during this month is given an utmost importance. Monday is considered to be the favorite day of Lord Shiva; hence, fasting on Mondays is believed to bring good results for the devotees. Let’s take a detailed look at Sawan Somvar Vrat and how we should observe Sawan Somvar Vrat during the month of Saawan.

Sawan Somvar Vrat : Rituals & Traditions

Married women observed strict austerity through Sawan Somvar Vrat in search for a pleasant domestic life. Unmarried ladies also perform Sawan Somvar Vrat, in order to get married to the ideal man of their lives.

Now, let’s take a look at how the devotees should observe Sawan Somvar Vrat. The rituals of Sawan Somvar Vrat are as follows.

  1. The devotees take a holy dip in the morning and pray to Lord Ganesha during the Sawan Somvar Vrat.
  2. Sawan Somvar Vrat is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The offering of Bael leaves (Aegle marmelos), honey, milk, butter, yogurt, and jaggery (all these items are together known as Panchabhutas) is performed to the Linga.
  3. Mantras like Om Namah Shivay and Maha Mrityunjay Mantra are chanted throughout the day.
  4. Wearing Rudraksha and using Rudraksh Mala for Japa or meditation.

  5. Abstain oneself from having normal food items while observing the Sawan Somvar Vrat.
  6. Food items, that should be consumed in the Sawan Vrat, are potato chips, fruits, and Sabudana khichdi (sago hotchpotch).

Sawan: Significance Of Shravan

Saawan is a month of monsoon and a month to experience nature’s beauty. It is the time of rain, freshness, and fun. Bollywood has taken a lot inspiration from this month, where the rainy season has been beautifully picturised. Moreover, special songs have been written to describe this month of Saawan.

Saavn is one month in the year, which is prosperous and filled with auspiciousness. Saavn is a month of remembering the supreme power and seek their blessings. This Saawan, don’t forget to thank the mother nature and Almighty for this one month in the year, which is full of festivity, hope, enjoyment, recreation, and blessing sent from heaven.

AstroCAMP wishes that the month of Sawan brings happiness and blessings of the Almighty and peace in everyone’s life.

AstroCAMP wishes its readers a fun filled Savan..!

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