Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sawan Somvar 2020 (Shravan Month / Shravan Maas) Fasting Started from 6th July - Lord Shiva

On 6th July Shravan Month started for Hindu religion and it is the first Sawan Somar 2020. Shravan month starts from the fifth month of Hindu Calendar. Lord Shiva's devotees wait for this month and starts there meditation towards Shiva. 

Sawan Somvar 2020 (Shravan Month / Shravan Maas) Fasting Started from 6th July - Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva

On Monday, devotees will carry on the ritual of offering water on a small Shivling at their home. Many devotees have decided that they will worship the puja by making Shiva lingam from the soil, while many devotees were seen buying small Shivalinga in the market on Saturday. Throughout the month of Savan, they will perform Jalabhishek by placing Shivling in the house of worship.

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Shravan Month

Shravan Sawan 2020 starts from first day of Full moon day and ends at next full moon day. This also represent the welcome of the South-West monsoons in India. Devotees completely dedicate this month to Lord Shiva / Bholenaath / The creator.

Devotees seek blessings from Lord Shiva during this auspicious month. They keep fast the entire month. All small and big Shiva Temples in India  are full of devotees and celebrate the Shravan month.

Important Dates

Shravan Maas dates are different in different part of the states. The North Indian States Start first and then the Western and Southern states starts.

The devotees of Lord Shiva keep the fast during this entire month of Shravan as per Hindu calendar.

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

 Starts Date (1st Monday)     July 6
 2nd Monday July 13        
 3rd Monday July 20
 4th Monday July 27
 Last Date 5th Monday Aug 03

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

 Starts Date (1st Monday)     July 21
 2nd Monday July 27       
 3rd Monday Aug 03
 4th Monday Aug 10
 5th Monday Aug 17
 Last Date Wednesday Aug 19

Story Behind Shravan Month

According to Mythology, Parvati wanted to marry The Creator Lord Shiva. Hence to gain the attention Parvati kept fasting for whole month of Sawaan. By looking at her devotion Lord Shiva got impressed and he fulfilled her wish. During this month Lord Shiva and Parvati got reunited.

What is the Importance of Sawan Month?

  • It is considered as the Holiest month of the year.
  • Hindu devotees give utmost respect and devotion during Shravan month.
  • Devotees take blessing from Lord Shiva for good fortune in their lives.

Lord Shiva 12 Jyotirlingas Temples in India

Lord Shiva has many names. Mahadev is one of the which is very popular among the devotees. Mahadev is the destroyer of the evil. Most of the people come across one name called "Jyotirlingas". Devotees mostly worshiped in the form of Jyotirlingas.  Jyotirlingas  is a Shrine. 

In India, there are 12 Jyotirlingas which are very famous. All 12 names are given below.

 Temple Name Located IN  
 Somnath Jyotirlinga  Gujarat
 Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga  Andhra Pradesh 
 Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga  Madhya Pradesh 
 Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga   Madhya Pradesh 
 Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga Jharkhand
 Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Maharashtra
 Rameshwar Jyotirlinga Tamil Nadu
 Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Gujarat
 Kashi Vishwanath Uttar Pradesh
 Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Maharashtra
 Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Uttarakhand
 Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga Maharashtra

Festival During Shravan Or Maas Month 2020 

Shravan is considered as a Holy Month in Hindu religions. Number of other festivals also celebrated during this month. Some popular festivals are:

 Festivals Dates
 Krishna Janmashtami     11 August 2020 
 Raksha Bandhan 3 August 2020
 Shravani or Narali Poornima    3 August 2020
 Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 30 July 2020
 Naag Panchami 25 July 2020
 Hariyali Teej 23 July 2020
 Shravan Purnima 5 July 2020

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