The Holy Month : Shravan (The Month of Monsoon)

Shravan Nakshatra is the star that governs this month. Hence, this period is called Shravan month. Shravan is the fifth month of the Hindu calendar. In India's national civil calendar, Shravan is the fifth month of the Hindu year, beginning in late July from the first day of the full moon and ending in the third week of August, the day of the next full moon.

The month of Shravan is very important for the entire sub-continent of India as it is connected to the arrival of the South-West monsoons. For many Hindus, the month of Shraavana is a month of fasting. Many Hindus will fast every Monday to the Lord Shiva and/or every Tuesday to the Goddess Parvati. Fasting on Tuesdays of this month is known locally as "Mangala Gauri Vrat".

Shravana is considered to be a holy month in the Hindu calendar due to the many festivals that are celebrated during this time. Like Krishna Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhan, Narali Poornima, Nag Panchami, Basava Panchami, Avani Avittam, Shri Baladeva birthday, Gamha Purnima, Kajari Purnima, Pavitropana, Pavitra Ekadashi, Jandhyam Poornima, Salono, Shravani Mela etc.

The Shravan month is synonymous with auspicious festivals and events. It is the best time to conduct all-important religious ceremonies, as almost all days in this month are auspicious for shubh arambh, i.e. good start. Shravan maas' ruling deity is Lord Shiva.
It is believed that the month of shravan is very dear to Lord Shiva. People observe fast on every monday of shravan month and worship Lord Shiva with enthusiasm and faith. Sawan Somvar Fast provides wealth, luxury and increase in generation.
Indeed, the holy Shravan or Saawan month is considered the most auspicious in the Hindu calendar. It is the day when the entire cosmos is charged with divinity and magical powers. As per the Hindu beliefs and tradition, Saawan is the best month to win the grace of the almighty. More specifically, Shravan is the month of Lord Shiva and during Saavan the universe is filled with Shiv Tattvas or the elements of Lord Shiva. Well, Shravan 2019 is here and so the opportunity to win the special blessings of Lord Shiva is before us.  

Shravan is the fifth month in the Hindu calendar. It comes after Ashadha month. Shravan month is a very important period for devout Hindus and they consider it to be the holiest month of the year. In fact, every day in the month of Shravan month is considered auspicious. It is believed that one can win the special grace of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu during this holy month. Shravan month, in particular, holds a lot of importance for the devotees of Lord Shiva

The word “Shiva” connotes Kalyan (welfare). Lord Shiva is the main God in the worship of Panchadev (The Five Gods). Pushpadant has very well explained the glory of Lord Shiva in Shiv Mahima Stotra. He has said that in spite of being an eternal God, Lord Shiva has come to acquire the role of a creator, preserver and destroyer of this mundane world. Shiva is the cause of every living being's existence.

There is a scientific reason for fasting during the month of shravan. As monsoon is at its peak and there is less sunlight, it makes digestive system weak. There are people who fast for four months of monsoon. Some take one meal during shravan. Almost everyone turns strict vegetarian. Some are of also opinion that it is during this period that waterborne disease spread fast & this is a process to detoxify the system.

May Lord Shiva bless you with all the good things in life and grant you piece & good health.

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