According to Hindu customs, Sawan is the fifth month in the religion’s lunar calendar, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
The start of the ‘Sawan month’ and ‘Chaturmas’ is set apart by the main showers of the storm. In 2020, Sawan or Shraavana month will begin on July 6 (Monday, tomorrow). It will end on August 3 (Monday), passing by the North Indian Hindu Purnimant schedule.
The Shraavana month’s end is commended through celebrations like Teej and Rakshabandhan in states, for example, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
Be that as it may, as indicated by the Amavasyant schedule, Sawan month 2020 will begin on July 23, to end on August 19. Aficionados in states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu follow this schedule.
Following are the dates, timing, history and essentialness of the sacred month:
AS PER PURNIMANT, IMPORTANT DATES:
July 6: First Shravan Somwar
July 13: Second Shravan Somwar
July 20: Third Shravan Somwar
July 27: Fourth Shravan Somwar
As per AMAVASYANT CALENDAR, IMPORTANT DATES:
July 21: Beginning of Shravan month
July 27: First Shravan Somwar
August 3:Second Shravan Somwar
August 10: Third Shravan Somwar
August 17: Fourth Shravan Somwar
August 19: Shravan month closes
For what reason DO WE CELEBRATE SHRAAVANA?
As per Hindu traditions, Sawan is the fifth month in the religion’s lunar schedule, which is committed to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Legend says that Lord savored poison the Samudra Manthan, to spare the world.
Folklore says that Goddess Parvati banned the venom from entering his body, by holding his neck. Which is the reason his neck turned blue. His aficionados in this way offer him water from stream Ganga, to enable him to recuperate.
During the entire month, aficionados quick during Mondays. This is known as ‘Shravan Somvar Vrat’. They offer milk, water, and bilva leaves to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. A few people additionally quick on Tuesdays, which is known as the ‘Mangala Gauri Vrat’.
Different significant Hindu celebrations, for example, Naag Panchami, Krishna Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhan and Teej fall in the long stretch of Shraavana.