Shravan Month 2018 Dates for Maharashtra and Konkan: Check Sawan Somwar Vrat Dates For This Holy Maas
Worship of Lord Shiva is done during Shravan Maas (Photo credits: Facebook/Babulnath Temple)

The month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar is dedicated to worship of Lord Shiva. The Mondays of this month are considered auspicious and devotees seek blessings and observe fasts, called the Shravan Somwar Vrat. The tradition of Vrat is important for seeking goodwill from Lord Shiva. The dates of Shravan Maas differ from region to region, depending on the lunar calendar. Shravan Maas 2018 in Southern and Central India will begin from August 12 and end on September 9. The states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will follow this calendar of the Amavasyant Lunar Calendar. People celebrate the beginning of Shravan month by celebrating the Gatari Amavasya, which has a good treat of non-veg and alcohol. Gatari Amavasya 2018 Jokes & Memes: Send These Funny GIF Images & WhatsApp Messages in Marathi to Your Friends and Family Before Shravan Begins! 

Shravan Somwar Vrat Dates:

The entire month of Shravan is propitious for worshipping Shiva. Vedic rituals are performed in Shiva temples. The Mondays and Tuesdays in Shravan are dedicated to Lord Shiva and his wife Goddess Parvati. The days for Shravan Somvar Vrat are August 12 (the first day of Shravan), August 13 (First Shravan Somwar), August 20, August 27, September 3 and September 9. The fasts observed on Tuesdays are known as Mangala Gauri Vrat. The Mangal Gauri Vrat dates are August 14, August 21, August 28 and September 4. Shravan 2018 Wishes: GIF Images, WhatsApp Messages & Facebook Greetings to Wish Happy Sawan on This Auspicious Hindu Month.

These fasts are observed by all devotees religiously. All women observe this fast, the single ladies do it to pray for a good husband and the married ones do it for the long life of their husband. It is overall dedicated to performing worship for prosperity. The festival of Nag Panchami, Raksha Bandhan, Narali Purnima, Janmashtami are all falling into the month of Shravan.