Sawan Start End Date 2020The month of Sawan is one of the holiest months in the Hindu calendar, in which devotees observe fast and worship Lord Shiva. In Hindu calendar, Sawan is the the fifth lunar month in which many devotees even give up eating non-vegetarian food. Sawan month or shravan month starts from July 17 (Wednesday) and ends on August 15.
This is the holy month of Shiva where saffron-attire clad Shiva devotees, known as Kanwariyas, walk barefoot with pitchers of holy water balanced between their shoulders from the Ganga to their homes where this holy water is offered to the Shivalingam. The Kanwar Yatra stretches for over 100 kilometres. The old and young people, women and men, children and even differently-abled devotees can be seen at holy sites by Ganga such as Gangotri, Gaumukh and Hardwar and the Jyotilinga shrines of God Shiva.
In Tamil Nadu, Kavadi festival is celebrated where Lord Muruga is worshipped and that is similar to north India’s Kanwar Yatra.
Shravan Month Importance - The month of Shravan is highly important and all Mondays or Somwar's are considered highly auspicious for observing a fast known as Shravan Somwar or Sawan Somwar. Many devotees observe the 16 Mondays or Solah Somwar fast right from first Somwar of Sawan month. All Tuesdays or Mangalwar in Shravan month are dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. Tuesday’s fasting during Shravan month is known as Mangal Gauri Vrat. Sawan Shivaratri and Hariyali Amavasya are some other auspicious days in the Shravan month.
Sawan Start Date 2020 & Sawan End Date 2020 - Sawan Somwar 2020 vrat dates for Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand starts from July 6 and conclude on August 3.
Sawan Shivratri 2020 Date - 19th July
For Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Sawan Somwar 2020 vrat dates are from July 27 to August 17 while Shravana starts July 21 and ends on August 19th. Happy Sawan!