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 II Shravan or Sawan Month  II

Karva Chauth

The month of Shravan, popularly known as Sawan, is the fifth month of the Hindu calender. Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year. Almost all the days of Shravana month are considered auspicious. The Shravan Month signs the blessings of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. This month is beneficial for those who believe in the glory of Lord Shiva.  It is believed that worshiping Lord Shiva during Shravan month is considered
more powerful than worshiping during normal days. Each Monday of this month, known as Shravan Somvar, is a special day in Shiva temples where the dharanatra hangs over the linga or the idol to bathe it with holy water, day and night. Devotees pile the linga high with Bel leaves and flowers and fast till sunset. Apart from Monday’s women keep fasts on Tuesdays and Fridays of the month too. On Tuesdays newly married brides keep the Mangla Gauri Vrata to get rid of bad omens and married women keep Varalaksmi Vrata on Friday.

Some other auspicious occasions in the month of Shravan are Hariyali Amavasi, Hariyali Teej, Nag Panchami, Tulsi Das Jayanti,Putradaikadashi, Shravan Purnima, Rishi Panchami,and Raksha Bandan.

 
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