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 2019 : July 18 Thursday

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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

SunriseJuly 18, 2019 5:55 AM
SunsetJuly 18, 2019 7:10 PM
Sravana Nakshathram BeginsJuly 17, 2019 10:58 PM
Sravana Nakshathram EndsJuly 19, 2019 1:34 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 2019 and Sravana Nakshathram Ends

January 8th
Tuesday
Sunrise : Jan 08, 7:13 AM
Sunset : Jan 08, 5:53 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jan 07, 8:36 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jan 08, 11:40 PM
February 4th
Monday
Sunrise : Feb 04, 7:09 AM
Sunset : Feb 04, 6:12 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Feb 04, 2:55 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Feb 05, 6:01 AM
March 4th
Monday
Sunrise : Mar 04, 6:50 AM
Sunset : Mar 04, 6:27 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Mar 03, 8:59 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Mar 04, 12:10 PM
March 31st
Sunday
Sunrise : Mar 31, 6:24 AM
Sunset : Mar 31, 6:38 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Mar 30, 3:38 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Mar 31, 6:46 PM
April 27th
Saturday
Sunrise : Apr 27, 6:00 AM
Sunset : Apr 27, 6:48 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Apr 26, 11:14 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Apr 28, 2:12 AM
May 25th
Saturday
Sunrise : May 25, 5:46 AM
Sunset : May 25, 7:01 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : May 24, 7:30 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : May 25, 10:15 AM
June 21st
Friday
Sunrise : Jun 21, 5:45 AM
Sunset : Jun 21, 7:11 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jun 20, 3:39 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jun 21, 6:14 PM
July 18th
Thursday
Sunrise : Jul 18, 5:55 AM
Sunset : Jul 18, 7:10 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jul 17, 10:58 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jul 19, 1:34 AM
August 14th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Aug 14, 6:06 AM
Sunset : Aug 14, 6:56 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Aug 14, 5:19 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Aug 15, 8:02 AM
September 11th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Sep 11, 6:15 AM
Sunset : Sep 11, 6:31 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Sep 10, 11:09 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Sep 11, 1:59 PM
October 8th
Tuesday
Sunrise : Oct 08, 6:24 AM
Sunset : Oct 08, 6:04 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Oct 07, 5:25 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Oct 08, 8:12 PM
November 4th
Monday
Sunrise : Nov 04, 6:37 AM
Sunset : Nov 04, 5:43 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Nov 04, 12:55 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Nov 05, 3:23 AM
December 2nd
Monday
Sunrise : Dec 02, 6:55 AM
Sunset : Dec 02, 5:36 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Dec 01, 9:40 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Dec 02, 11:43 AM
December 29th
Sunday
Sunrise : Dec 29, 7:10 AM
Sunset : Dec 29, 5:46 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Dec 28, 6:43 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Dec 29, 8:30 PM

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