Sravana Vratham is an auspicious fasting observed by Vaishnava devotees. This fasting or vrat is observed every month on the day of ‘Sravana Nakshatram’. It is believed that performing pujas for Lord Vishnu on the day of Sravana Vratham is fruitful.

Next Sravana Vratham Date in 2020 : April 16 Thursday

Sravana Nakshathra Timing : April 15, 9:04 pm - April 16, 11:06 pm

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Rituals during Sravana Vrat

The fasting on Sravana Vrat is similar to Ekadashi fast. Staunch devotees keep a fast for 24 hours starting from the sunrise of the Sravana Vratham day till the dawn of the following day.

But older people and those suffering from any medical condition should not keep this kind of strict fast. Such people observe partial fasting and are allowed to eat fruits and ‘phalahaar food’

Consuming non-vegetarian food and alcohol is strictly prohibited for those who do not plan to take the Vrat.

The observer of Sravana Vratham should break his/her fast by offering ‘naivedyam’ to the lord on the following morning. Those who keep strict fast must take only liquid diet on the following day.

On the day of Sravana Vratham one must also observe silence for few hours. It is a form of meditation which unites the individual with the Supreme Power.

It is auspicious to recite ‘Pancha Sooktham’ or ‘Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam’ on the day of Sravana Vratham. Lighting a ‘deepam’ on the day of Sravana Vratham in Lord Venkateshwara or Lord Narayana temples is highly meritorious.

Important Timings On Sravana Vratham

SunriseApril 16, 2020 6:09 AM
SunsetApril 16, 2020 6:44 PM
Sravana Nakshathram BeginsApril 15, 2020 9:04 PM
Sravana Nakshathram EndsApril 16, 2020 11:06 PM
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Significance of Sravana Vrat

The observance of Sravana Vratham is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is also one of the most popular fasting observed by the Hindus. The greatness of Sravana Vratham is mentioned in most of the Hindu religious books or puranas.

According to the legends, Sravana Nakshatra is known to be the ‘Nakshatra of Lord Venkateswara’. This day is therefore considered very auspicious in Tirumala, Tirupati. On this day the ‘deepam’ ceremony in the ‘Oppilliappan Temple’ is very renowned. Special pujas and abhishekam is held during Sravana Vratham in Lord Vishnu temples all across India, especially in the southern regions.

Why is the Sravana Vrat important ?

In Hinduism, Sravana Masa is considered to be the best time to worship Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. It is beleived that pujas and other rituals performed during this month are highly rewarding.

The month of Sravana is the 5th month in the traditional Hindu calendar and is considered to be as holiest as the ‘Karthika’ month. It also marks the start of the propitious ‘Chaturmaas’ period.

One who observed the Sravana Vratham in a ritualistic manner will be bestowed with happiness and prosperity. They will ultimately seek ‘moksha’ and find place in ‘Vaikuntha’, the heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu.

All Sravana Vratham dates in 2020 and Sravana Nakshathram Ends

January 25th
Sunrise : Jan 25, 7:13 AM
Sunset : Jan 25, 6:05 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jan 25, 2:46 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jan 26, 4:35 AM
February 22nd
Sunrise : Feb 22, 6:58 AM
Sunset : Feb 22, 6:22 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Feb 21, 9:13 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Feb 22, 11:19 AM
March 20th
Sunrise : Mar 20, 6:34 AM
Sunset : Mar 20, 6:34 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Mar 19, 2:50 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Mar 20, 5:05 PM
April 16th
Sunrise : Apr 16, 6:09 AM
Sunset : Apr 16, 6:44 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Apr 15, 9:04 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Apr 16, 11:06 PM
May 13th
Sunrise : May 13, 5:50 AM
Sunset : May 13, 6:56 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : May 13, 4:54 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : May 14, 6:23 AM
June 10th
Sunrise : Jun 10, 5:44 AM
Sunset : Jun 10, 7:08 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jun 09, 2:00 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jun 10, 2:57 PM
July 7th
Sunrise : Jul 07, 5:50 AM
Sunset : Jul 07, 7:12 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jul 06, 11:12 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jul 07, 11:56 PM
August 4th
Sunrise : Aug 04, 6:02 AM
Sunset : Aug 04, 7:03 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Aug 03, 7:19 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Aug 04, 8:11 AM
August 31st
Sunrise : Aug 31, 6:12 AM
Sunset : Aug 31, 6:41 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Aug 30, 1:52 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Aug 31, 3:04 PM
September 27th
Sunrise : Sep 27, 6:20 AM
Sunset : Sep 27, 6:14 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Sep 26, 7:26 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Sep 27, 8:50 PM
October 24th
Sunrise : Oct 24, 6:31 AM
Sunset : Oct 24, 5:50 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Oct 24, 1:28 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Oct 25, 2:38 AM
November 21st
Sunrise : Nov 21, 6:48 AM
Sunset : Nov 21, 5:36 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Nov 20, 9:22 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Nov 21, 9:53 AM
December 18th
Sunrise : Dec 18, 7:06 AM
Sunset : Dec 18, 5:40 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Dec 17, 7:13 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Dec 18, 7:04 PM

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