Sawan maas, or Sawan mahina, also known as Shravan, is a highly revered month in the Hindu calendar dedicated to Lord Shiva. Sawan 2024 holds special significance as it features five Mondays and four Tuesdays, offering devotees ample opportunities for worship and fasting. During this month, special Sawan Somvar puja rituals and ceremonies are performed with Hindus spiritually connecting with the divine. Some notable festivals celebrated during this period include Shravan Somvar Vrat, Haryali Teej, Nag Panchami, and Raksha Bandhan. This auspicious month is a time for heightened spirituality, devotion, and numerous rituals that enhance the cultural and religious fabric of India. In this article, you will find everything related to Sawan 2024, from date, time, significance and rituals. Take a look. Sawan Somwar Wishes & HD Images: Share Happy Shravan Somvar Greetings, WhatsApp Messages and SMS to Family and Friends.

Sawan 2024 Dates and Timings in North India

According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Sawan occurs in the auspicious Preeti and Sarvartha Siddhi Yog. This period is marked by the arrival of the monsoon season, which is considered an auspicious time for various religious activities. According to Drik Panchang, Sawan Somwar Vrat dates for Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand will commence on July 22 and conclude on August 19.  Sawan 2024 will observe five Mondays: July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, and August 19. The month of Sawan is particularly significant for devotees of Lord Shiva, who engage in numerous rituals and observances to seek his blessings. Sawan Somwar Fasting Dos and Don'ts: From Shivling Puja to Bhang-Dhatura Offerings, Everything You Want to Know.

Sawan 2024 Dates and Timings in Maharashtra

According to Drik Panchang, Sawan Somwar Vrat 2024, the dates for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu will begin on August 5 and end on September 2. First Shravan Somvar Vrat will fall on August 5, Second Shravan Somvar Vrat will fall on August 12, Third Shravan Somvar Vrat on August 19, Fourth Shravan Somvar Vrat on August 26, and Fifth Shravan Somvar Vrat on September 2. With this, Shravan ends in the South.

Sawan Mahina Significance

Sawan is associated with several legends and mythological stories that highlight its importance. It is believed that during this month, Lord Shiva drank the poison (Halahal) stored in his throat that emerged from the churning of the ocean (Samudra Manthan) to save the world. The poison turned his throat blue in colour, which is why Lord Shiva is also called Neelkanth. Lord Shiva saved the entire world from the destructive poison. Demons and deities offered him the holy water of Ganga so that the hazardous effect of the poison could be reduced. This event occurred during Sawan month and is celebrated for the sacrifice made by Lord Shiva by his devotees through fasting, prayers and other religious practices.

 Sawan Mahina Traditions and Rituals

The presence of five Mondays (Somwar) in Sawan 2024 is especially noteworthy. Mondays are considered highly auspicious for worshipping Lord Shiva, and devotees observe fasts and perform special prayers to seek his grace. Each Monday of Sawan is known as Sawan Somwar, and these days are marked by increased spiritual activities in Shiva temples across India.

Sawan 2024 is a spiritually enriching month that provides devotees with numerous opportunities to connect with Lord Shiva through fasting, prayers, and various rituals. As devotees engage in these practices, they seek the blessings of Lord Shiva for prosperity, health, and spiritual growth. Embracing the rituals and traditions of Sawan allows devotees to immerse themselves in the divine energy of Lord Shiva, fostering a deeper sense of peace, devotion, and spiritual fulfilment.

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