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The month of Shravan is the fifth month of Hindu Calendar. It is considered as one of the holiest month in the Hindu Calendar. The month of Shravan derives its name from the Shravan Nakshatra as it is believed that this Nakshatra rules the skies during the month of Shravan. Hence, the name is derived from this nakshatra. The month of Shravan is the month of auspicious festivals and events & it is considered as the best time for all the important religious ceremonies.
The legend of Samaudra Manthan took place in the month of Shravan. During this episode, the Halahal or poison that came out, was consumed by Lord Shiva which he subsequently stored in his throat, hence, turning it blue. Due to this incident he is also known as Neelkantha. To reduce the effect of poison, Lord Shiva also started wearing a crescent moon on his head.
Every Monday of the month of Shravan is considered as the Shravan Somvar. The month of Shravan is significant for the Hindu Religion because the it is the month of Lord Shiva. The month of Shravan holds significance for Hindu religion because it is considered as the Lord Shiva's favorite month. There is also a tradition for keeping the fast during this month.
Worshiping Lord Shiva in the month of Shravan with Bilva Leaves and offering water to him is considered very fruitful and auspicious. According to Shiv Puran, whoever makes a vow of fasting on Mondays of the month of Shravan will have all his/her wishes fulfilled.
The month of Shravan is also deeply related to the nature as it falls during the monsoon and the earth blossoms with flowers and trees.
It is believed that Shravan Somvar is considered very beneficial for the unmarried girl. It is believed that by observing the Shravan Somvaar Vrat girls will get to married the person of their choice. Shravan somvaar vrat are important because it is believed that by observing it all your wishes can come true.
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