Shravan (Maas) Month 2018 also called Shravana Masam in Telugu. Usually in Hindu calendar, Shravan Month is the fifth lunar month. Every year Shravan Month begins in the new moon in June or August (based on Adhika Month). According to Hindu calendar, Shravan Maas is dedicated to Lord Sri Vishnu because of his birth star is Shravan.
Shravan (Maas) Month 2018 begins on 12th August and ends on 9th September Shravana Amavasya. People in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, worship Goddess Maha Lakshmi & Maha Gauri in Sravanamasam. This month is said to bring most auspicious results and blessings of Goddess Lakshmi so Women blessed with Soubhagyam by performing pujas & vrats for Lakshmi & Gowri. Also Many people observe fasting for this month and make offerings to Lord Shiva everyday.
Naga Panchami, Mangala Gauri Vratham, Varalakshmi Vratham, Rakhi Purnima, Sri Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, Sravana Shukravara Lakshmi Puja, and Polala Amavasya Polamba Vratham are the major festivals during Shravan month in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana.
In 2018, Shravana Masam for the South Indians falls on 12th August to 9th September. For the North Indians, it falls on 28th July to 26th August. Generally South Indians (Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu) follow Amavasyant Calendar and the North Indians (Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar) follow the Purnimant Calendar. Due to this main cause the 15-day difference happens between South & North Indians Shravan Maas celebrations.
Mangala Gauri Vrat Puja Dates in South India
|Shravan Month Starts on||12th August|
|Mangala Gauri Vrat||14th July|
|Mangala Gauri Vrat||21st August|
|Mangala Gauri Vrat||28th August|
|Mangala Gauri Vrat||4th August|
|Shravan Month Ends on||9th September|