One of the most auspicious and significant seasons for Telugu households, Shravanam or Shravana Masam begins from tomorrow, August 15th, and goes on till September 13th. The season officially marks the planetary motion, with Sun’s entry into Leo. Beginning on a full moon day, Shravanam always comes during the rainy seasons in India.
Typical Telugu households will be hubbub with various traditional and spiritual activities, celebrating some major festivals that fall during this period. Most popularly known auspicious days include Mangala Gowri Vratam, Varalakshmi Puja, Naga Panchami, Sri Krishna Jayanti etc.
Here are some of the important rituals and festivals that fall in the Shravana Masam in a Hindu calendar:
Telugu Shravana Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Shukla Paksha refers to the waxing of the moon while Krishna Paksha, waning. Shukla Paksham starts tomorrow and goes on till the 29th of August. Krishna Paksham begins from August 30th and concludes on September 13th.
This period is usually dedicated to fasting, observing prayers for Lord Ganesha. Sankashti Chaturthi falls this year on September 1 st, Moonrise at 8:55 PM.
Fasting Dates for Ekadasi
Dates for fasting during Ekadashi fall on August 26th, which marks Putrada Ekadashi and September 8th, which is Aja Ekadasi.
Pradosh Fasting Dates
The dates for Pradosh fasting are on August 27th and September 8th this year.
Days of Purnima (Full Moon)
Shravana Purnima or Full Moon day falls on August 29th this year. Purnima begins at 3:35 AM and ends at 12:05 AM on August 30th.
Days of Amavasya
Shravana Amavasya begins on September 12th at 8:51 AM and ends at 10:39 AM on September 13th.
List of Important Festivals and their Dates:
Madhushrava Trithiya – August 17
Durga Ganapati Vratam – August 18
Naga Panchami – August 19
Kalki Jayanti – August 20
Sheetala Saptami – August 23
Varalakshmi Vratam – August 28
Riga Shravanam – August 29
Raksha Bandhan – August 29th
Sri Krishnashtami – September 5