Festivals, vrats and observances during the month of Savan. Image Source: IANS

July 18 : According to the Indian purimanta calendar, Sawan month - one of the most auspicious and holiest months, started on July 17, 2019 and will end on August 15.

Sawan is a holy month dedicated to the divine duo Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati. Shravan somvar vrat is a major observance during this month. Shravan somvar vrat is largely observed by married women for their husband’s long lives and happy households. Unmarried girls keep this vrat to get good husbands.

Sawan somvar vrat days and other festival days in Sawan month is given below.

Sawan Somvar Vrat fall on July 22, July 29, Aug 5, and Aug 12.

Kanwar Yatra : On July 17 the holy 100 km yatra began and will end on July 30. People dress in saffron coloured clothes, collect the holy water from Ganga river to offer it as puja offerings at their local Shiv temples.

Pradosh Vrat: On July 29, Monday and August 12, Monday - Pradosh vrat is observe to seek Lord Shiva's diving blessings. Som pradosh vrat is considered highly meritorious.

Masik Shivratri: On July 30, Tuesday - Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Shiv ratri is observed to get solutions to most difficult phases in life.

Hariyali Amavasya:August 1, Thursday - Sawan Amavasya or Hariyali Amavasya is celebrated and dedicated to Lord Shiva for a good harvest.

Hariyali Teej:August 3, Saturday - Hariyali Teej, the first of teej festivals, is observed by women for the long lives of their husbands.

Nag Panchami:August 5, Monday - Nag Panchami is celebrated to worship Nagas (snakes). Nagas are the step-brothers of Devatas.

Raksha Bandhan:August 15, Thursday - the festival that celebrates brother sister bond falls on Shravan purnima

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