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 2021 : May 04 Tuesday

Sravana Nakshathra Timing : May 03, 8:22 am - May 04, 8:26 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

SunriseMay 04, 2021 5:55 AM
SunsetMay 04, 2021 6:51 PM
Sravana Nakshathram BeginsMay 03, 2021 8:22 AM
Sravana Nakshathram EndsMay 04, 2021 8:26 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 2021 and Sravana Nakshathram Ends

January 14th
Thursday
Sunrise : Jan 14, 7:14 AM
Sunset : Jan 14, 5:57 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jan 14, 5:28 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jan 15, 5:04 AM
February 11th
Thursday
Sunrise : Feb 11, 7:05 AM
Sunset : Feb 11, 6:16 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Feb 10, 2:12 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Feb 11, 2:05 PM
March 10th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Mar 10, 6:44 AM
Sunset : Mar 10, 6:30 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Mar 09, 8:41 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Mar 10, 9:03 PM
April 6th
Tuesday
Sunrise : Apr 06, 6:18 AM
Sunset : Apr 06, 6:40 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Apr 06, 2:05 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Apr 07, 2:35 AM
May 4th
Tuesday
Sunrise : May 04, 5:55 AM
Sunset : May 04, 6:51 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : May 03, 8:22 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : May 04, 8:26 AM
May 31st
Monday
Sunrise : May 31, 5:45 AM
Sunset : May 31, 7:04 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : May 30, 4:41 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : May 31, 4:01 PM
June 27th
Sunday
Sunrise : Jun 27, 5:47 AM
Sunset : Jun 27, 7:12 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jun 27, 2:36 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jun 28, 1:22 AM
July 25th
Sunday
Sunrise : Jul 25, 5:58 AM
Sunset : Jul 25, 7:08 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Jul 24, 12:40 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Jul 25, 11:18 AM
August 21st
Saturday
Sunrise : Aug 21, 6:09 AM
Sunset : Aug 21, 6:50 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Aug 20, 9:25 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Aug 21, 8:21 PM
September 17th
Friday
Sunrise : Sep 17, 6:17 AM
Sunset : Sep 17, 6:24 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Sep 17, 4:09 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Sep 18, 3:36 AM
October 15th
Friday
Sunrise : Oct 15, 6:27 AM
Sunset : Oct 15, 5:57 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Oct 14, 9:35 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Oct 15, 9:16 AM
November 11th
Thursday
Sunrise : Nov 11, 6:42 AM
Sunset : Nov 11, 5:39 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Nov 10, 3:41 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Nov 11, 2:59 PM
December 8th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Dec 08, 7:00 AM
Sunset : Dec 08, 5:37 PM
Sravana Nakshathram Begins : Dec 08, 12:11 AM
Sravana Nakshathram Ends : Dec 08, 10:40 PM

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