Sawan Somvar 2020 Date, Historical past, Significance, Puja Vidhi, Shubh Muhurat, Timings, and Mantra: The primary showers of the monsoon season additionally mark the start of the Sawan month in addition to Chaturmas. This year, the month of Sawan or Shravan will begin on July 6 and finish on August 3, as per the North Indian Purnimant calendar (a calendar by which a month ends with Purnima or full moon day). The top of Sawan is widely known with festivals like Teej and Rakshabandhan in locations like Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
Nonetheless, as per the Amavasyant calendar (the Hindu calendar by which a month ends with Amavasya or the brand new moon day), the month of Shravan begins on July 23 and ends on August 19. It’s adopted by devotees in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.
The important dates in Shravan as per Purnimant are:
July 6 – First Shravan Somwar (First Monday and the primary day of Shravan)
July 13 – Second Shravan Somwar
July 20 – Third Shravan Somwar
July 27 – Fourth Shravan Somwar
August 3 – Fifth Shravan Somwar (last Somwar and the last day of the month)
As per the Amavasyant calendar, the important dates are:
July 21 – Shravan month begins
July 27 – First Shravan Somwar
August 3 – Second Shravan Somwar
August 10 – Third Shravan Somwar
August 17 – Fourth Shravan Somwar
August 19 – Shravan month ends
Intermittent fasting: In a 24/7 meals tradition, periodic fasting positive factors followers
As per Hindu traditions, Shravan is the fifth month of the Hindu lunar calendar and is devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. As per legend, Lord Shiva drank venom as half of the Samudra Manthan or the churning of the cosmic ocean to acquire amrit or nectar to be able to save the world. Goddess Parvati is believed to have stopped the venom from getting into his physique by holding his neck. His neck turned blue and he additional suffered ache and burns. As a gesture of gratitude, his devotees supply water from the river Ganga to assist his wounds heal.
Devotees additionally quick on Mondays in the course of the holy month which is called Shravan Somvar Vrat. The fasts are stored as a approach of thanking the lord in addition to for fulfillment, marriage, and prosperity. Devotees observe quick and supply milk, water, and bilva leaves to the almighty. Some even, observe fasts on Tuesdays, which was referred to as ‘Mangala Gauri Vrat’.
Many Hindu festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhan, Naag Panchami, and Teej fall within the holy month of Sawan.