Sawan: This auspicious month is considered as a very important month for the entire India as the festival Sawan is also considered as a most famous festival of the country. The auspicious month Of Sawan began on this Monday from 10th July.
Sawan or Shravan month is the fifth month of the Hindu calendar. This auspicious month is considered as a very important month and the whole country celebrates this festival Sawan. The most imperative fraction about this month is the arrival of the South-West monsoon.
For many Hindus, the month of Shraavana is a month of fasting. Many Hindus will fast every Monday to Lord Shiva and/or every Tuesday to the Goddess Parvati for this Sawan Festival. Fasting on Mondays of this month is known ‘Shravan Somwar’ or ‘Sawan Somwar Vrats’ and this is also being considered as Sawan.
This year, the Sawan month and Sawan Mondays from July 10 will be observed in whole Nation, including, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. It will end on August 7, 2017. While the Sawan Somwar Vrat will start from July 24 and end on August 21 for the people in Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Here are some interesting things to know about this Sawan month:
1) Shravana is considered to be a holy month in the Hindu calendar due to this month various festivals are being celebrated, which includes Krishna Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhan, Narali Poornima, Nag Panchami, Basava Panchamia among others.
2) It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva during the Shravan/Sawan month is 108 times more powerful than worshipping during normal days.
3) People who follow Shravan month have their own belief to observe the fast. Some fast for long life, happy married life or happiness for their children.
4). Married Hindu women, wear red attire and green bangles and pray for the long and healthy life for their husbands.
5) It is believed that fasting during Sawan and worshipping Lord Shiva helps in terms of wealth and luxury. Furthermore, fasting during Sawan month is considered healthy.
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