Sawan Month | Shravan Somvar Vrat Dates
Sawan (सावन), Shrawan Month is the holy month dedicated to Lord Shiva. It’s the time when we gear up to please Lord Shiva to seek Lord’s blessing. This month coincides with July and August when the monsoon is at its peak.
It is a belief that worshipping Lord Shiva in Shravan month is very powerful and the Mondays of this month are called ‘Shravan Somvar’. Hindus fast on these Somwar for success, marriage, and prosperity in their life. It is believed that Lord Shiva grants a boon to devotees when worshipped in this month and evades their bad luck and evil/negative energy affecting them.
The festival of Kanwar Yatra runs during the monsoon month Sawan (July – August). When Millions of Devotees participate in the festival of gathering water from the river Ganga and carry it across hundreds of miles to seek Lord Shiva’s blessing. On Sawan Shivratri devotees bathing Lord Shiva with the holy water of the river Ganga.
The Sawan month sets on Full moon day (Purnima) which is the beginning of the Sun’s transition into the Leo zodiac. The Northern States celebrate it fifteen days before then the Southern States, as Lunar Calendar is followed in Southern states while Purnimant Calendar is followed in Northern states.
Shravan Somwar Vrat Dates
In northern states, i.e. Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar the first Day of Sawan Month in 2022 is July 14th (Thursday) and the first Somvar Vrat is on July 18th (Monday) which ends on August 12th (Friday).
States of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and Jharkhand
|Shravana Begins||July 14||Thursday|
|First Shravan Somwar Vrat||July 18||Monday|
|Second Shravan Somwar Vrat||July 25||Monday|
|Third Shravan Somwar Vrat||August 1||Monday|
|Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat||August 8||Monday|
|Shravana Ends||August 12||Friday|
In Southern states, i.e. Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh the first Day of Sawan Month in 2022 is July 29th (Friday) and First Somvar Vrat is on August 1st (Monday) which ends on August 27th (Saturday).
States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu
|Shravana Begins||July 29||Friday|
|First Shravan Somwar Vrat||August 1||Monday|
|Second Shravan Somwar Vrat||August 8||Monday|
|Third Shravan Somwar Vrat||August 15||Monday|
|Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat||August 22||Monday|
|Shravana Ends||August 27||Saturday|