New Delhi: The auspicious month of Shravan or Sawan is about to finish. The month-long competition is well known with full fervour and gusto throughout the nation. This yr, it started from July 25, with July 26 being the primary Monday of Sawan month.
Throughout this time, devotees throng Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati temples, in search of their blessings. From early morning, an enormous crowd may be seen in numerous temples and bhakts provide water (jal) or Ganga Jal to the god (Shivalinga), Bel Patra, milk, flowers amongst numerous different issues.
The pious month falls throughout July-August, as per the Gregorian calendar and is taken into account to be extraordinarily auspicious the place devotees pray to Lord Shiva and his consort Mata Parvati.
The final Monday of Sawan this yr is on August 16.
Raksha Bandhan coincides with Shravan Purnima – which falls on August 22, marking the top of the holy month of Sawan or Shravan.
SHRAVAN VRAT ON PURNIMA
Throughout all the month of Sawan, a number of devotees observe vrat on Mondays and abstain from taking tamasic meals.
It holds immense significance for the devotees, who observe quick (vrat) throughout this era and performs the puja. Some even go to Lord Shiva temples within the morning after taking bathtub and bow right down to the almighty.
In the course of the month of Shravan or Sawan, devotees observe fasts on Mondays and go to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati temples. Particular pujas are additionally performed in some temples throughout Shravan month. Gangajal Abhishekam is carried out by numerous bhakts throughout this time.
In North India, Shravan or Sawan month involves an finish on August 22 this yr. Nonetheless, in South India, the Sawan calendar differs. In Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Amavasyant Lunar Calendar is adopted – in accordance with which Sawan started on August 9 and can finish on September 7, this yr.
Here is wishing everybody a really glad Shravan!