rules the sky, hence the month is called Shravan.
This month is spread out with innumerably religious festivals and
Shravan is considered the
holiest month of the year.
is a special day in Shiva temples where the dharanatra hangs
Lord Shiva and Shravan Mas
The legend says that when the churning of oceans
- Samudra Manthan -
took place in the month of Shravan, fourteen different types of rubies came out.
Thirteen of these were distributed amongst the demons, except Halahal (poison).
Lord Shiva drank the Halahal and stored it in his throat.
wore the crescent moon on his head.
All the Gods, thereafter started offering the Ganges water to Lord Shiva to make lessen the effect of poison.
Since, this happened in the month of Shravana,
since then the Shiva devotees offer the Ganges water in this month.
It is considered highly auspicious to wear a rudraksha in Shravan month.
As, Mondays or Somvars of Shravan month are specially observed with austerity.
All Mondays are devoted to the worship of Shiva
as this day is sacred to Lord Shiva.
No other Mondays of other months are so greatly honoured.
offering milk to Lord Shiva earns a lot of punya.
Each day in the month of Shravan has a special significance and has its own ritual
These days are known as Sampat Sanivara (wealth Saturdays).
Sun worship was general in the Vedic period and even now it is
while praying and also fast.
Shravan has a special importance as it ushers in a host
of auspicious days and festivals like:
Hindola or Swinging
Raksha Bandhan Vara Lakshmi Vrata
Govatsa and Bahula
"Dharmo Rakshati Rakshithaha"