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 2023 : April 15 Saturday

Sravana Nakshathra Timing : April 14, 9:14 am - April 15, 7:35 am

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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 15, 2023 6:10 AM
SunsetApril 15, 2023 6:43 PM
Sravana Nakshathram BeginsApril 14, 2023 9:14 AM
Sravana Nakshathram EndsApril 15, 2023 7:35 AM
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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 2023 and Sravana Nakshathram Ends

January 22nd
Sunrise : Jan 22, 7:13 AM
Sunset : Jan 22, 6:02 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jan 22, 6:29 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jan 23, 3:21 AM
February 19th
Sunrise : Feb 19, 7:00 AM
Sunset : Feb 19, 6:20 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Feb 18, 5:42 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Feb 19, 2:44 PM
March 18th
Sunrise : Mar 18, 6:37 AM
Sunset : Mar 18, 6:33 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Mar 18, 2:46 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Mar 19, 12:29 AM
April 15th
Sunrise : Apr 15, 6:10 AM
Sunset : Apr 15, 6:43 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Apr 14, 9:14 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Apr 15, 7:35 AM
May 12th
Sunrise : May 12, 5:51 AM
Sunset : May 12, 6:55 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : May 11, 2:37 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : May 12, 1:03 PM
June 8th
Sunrise : Jun 08, 5:44 AM
Sunset : Jun 08, 7:07 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jun 07, 9:02 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jun 08, 6:59 PM
July 5th
Sunrise : Jul 05, 5:50 AM
Sunset : Jul 05, 7:12 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jul 05, 5:39 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jul 06, 2:56 AM
August 2nd
Sunrise : Aug 02, 6:01 AM
Sunset : Aug 02, 7:04 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Aug 01, 4:03 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Aug 02, 12:58 PM
August 29th
Sunrise : Aug 29, 6:11 AM
Sunset : Aug 29, 6:44 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Aug 29, 2:43 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Aug 29, 11:50 PM
September 26th
Sunrise : Sep 26, 6:20 AM
Sunset : Sep 26, 6:16 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Sep 25, 11:55 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Sep 26, 9:41 AM
October 23rd
Sunrise : Oct 23, 6:31 AM
Sunset : Oct 23, 5:51 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Oct 22, 6:44 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Oct 23, 5:14 PM
November 19th
Sunrise : Nov 19, 6:47 AM
Sunset : Nov 19, 5:37 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Nov 19, 12:06 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Nov 19, 10:48 PM
December 16th
Sunrise : Dec 16, 7:04 AM
Sunset : Dec 16, 5:39 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Dec 16, 6:24 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Dec 17, 4:37 AM

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