Sawan Month | Shravan Somvar Vrat Dates

Sawan Month | Shravan Somvar Vrat Dates
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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 2021 is July 25th (Sunday) and the first Somvar Vrat is on July 26th (Monday) which ends on August 22nd (Sunday).

States of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and Jharkhand

Festival Date Day
Shravana Begins  July 25 Sunday
First Shravan Somwar Vrat  July 26 Monday
Second Shravan Somwar Vrat August 2  Monday
Third Shravan Somwar Vrat August 9  Monday
Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat August 16  Monday
Shravana Ends August 22  Sunday


In Southern states, i.e. Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andra Pradesh the first Day of Sawan Month in 2021 is August 9th (Monday) and First Somvar Vrat is on August 9th (Monday) which ends on September 7th (Tuesday).

States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu

Festival Date Day
Shravana Begins

First Shravan Somwar Vrat

August 9 Monday
Second Shravan Somwar Vrat August 16  Monday
Third Shravan Somwar Vrat August 23  Monday
Fourth Shravan Somwar Vrat August 30  Monday
Fifth Shravan Somwar Vrat September 6  Monday
Shravana Ends September 7  Tuesday

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