Sawan, one of the most auspicious months of the Hindus, has begun from today, July 17, 2019. Bhakts of Lord Shiva celebrate the month with great fervour and worship Shankar in the month-long devotional period. It is the fifth lunar month in the Hindu calendar. Devotees during this auspicious time of Shravan, observe fast, give up non-vegetarian foods and chant Lord Shiva’s name and sing bhakti songs. All Mondays (Somvar) during Shravan month is considered highly auspicious. The holy month of Sawan has started. Know Sawan 2019 calendar with full dates from start to end, Shravan month schedule, Solah Somvar Vrat Puja Vidhi and all the important rituals to worship Lord Shiva. WhatsApp Stickers, GIF Image Messages, SMS, Greetings and Facebook Photos to Celebrate The Holy Month of Sawan. 

The entire month of Sawan is significant for the devotees of Lord Shiva. In all Mondays or (Somvars), Shiv bhakts observe day-long fasts, which is known as Sawan Somwar Vrat. Some devotees observe sixteen Mondays fasting known as Solah Somwar Vrat, from the first Monday of the holy month.

Sawan 2019: Solah Somvar Vrat Dates

According to Drik Panchang, there is a fifteen-day difference in the starting time of Shravan month in Northern and Southern India, depending on the lunar calendar. North Indian states follow the Purnimant calendar where Shravan begins fifteen days earlier than Amavasyant calendar, which is followed by the South Indian regions. Sawan Somvar 2019 vrat dates for Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand starts from July 17 and continues till August 15, 2019. Below is the Solah Somvar Vrat 2019 schedule:

Sawan Somvar 2019 Calendar for the North Indian States

  • Shravana Begins: July 17, 2019
  • Sawan Somvar Vrat: July 22, 2019
  • Sawan Somvar Vrat: July 29, 2019
  • Sawan Somvar Vrat: August 5, 2019
  • Sawan Somvar Vrat: August 12, 2019
  • Shravana Ends: August 15, 2019

Sawan Somvar 2019 Calendar for the South Indian States

  • Shravana Begins: August 2, 2019
  • Sawan Somvar Vrat: August 5, 2019
  • Sawan Somvar Vrat: August 12, 2019
  • Sawan Somvar Vrat: August 19, 2019
  • Sawan Somvar Vrat: August 26, 2019
  • Shravana Ends: August 30, 2019

Sawan 2019 Puja Vidhi

Monday’s fast is dedicated to Shiva, and Tuesday’s fast (Gauri Vrat) is for Mata Parvati. During the month of Sawan, devotees get up early and clean the place of worship. Common items required for Sawan Somvar puja vidhi includes panchamrit, coconut and bilva patra leaves. Devotees chant Om Namah Shivaya and meditate to attain peace while worshipping Lord Shiva.

The whole month of Sawan is considered auspicious to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva. It is believed that everything you aspire to gain can be achieved if you keep a fast or vrat during the holy month.

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