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Festival in the Month of Shravan : Shravan Sankranti 2013, 16 July
Sun will enter Cancer sign during Shravan Sankranti. Shravan Sankranti will begin on 16th July 2013, Tuesday, Ashtami. Chitra Nakshatra will enter in Scorpio Ascendant at 15:46. The auspicious period will begin from 09:22.
Shiv Pooja Importance in Shravan Month
In Shravan month, worshipping Lord Shiva increases the auspiciousness of good results. During this month, Shiv Maha Puran and Shiv Stotras should be read daily and then worship the Shiv linga ritually from milk, Ganga jal, Bel Patra, fruits, etc.
Additionally, worshipping Lord Shiva along with chanting the mantra “Om Namah Shivay” is considered auspicious. Observing Mangala Gauri fast and worshipping ritually on every Tuesday of this month makes the fortune more favourable for the marriage and child of a woman.
Panchak will begin on 24th July, 2013 at 14:08 and will end on 28th July at 22:56. All auspicious works should be avoided during this period of five days.
Kamika Ekadashi: 2 August 2013
Lord Hari should be worshipped on Kamika Ekadashi. This fast is considered most good for the pacification of the souls of the ancestors. Observing fast and chanting Vishnu Stotras in the night reduces the pains of life of the devotees. Worshipping Lord Vishnu from Lalmani, Pearl, Durwa and Coral is considered favourable.
Tulsi poojan pleases Lord Vishnu immediately. Showing diyas to lord during the dy and night on Ekadashi yields results as of several Yajnas. Observing Kamika Ekadashi fast and then worshipping Shri Hari frees the person from this sinful world.
Pradosh Fast: 4 August 2013
Pradosh Fast is observed on the trayodashi(thirteenth) of both Krishna Paksha as well as Shukla Paksha. This fast is observed to get the blessings of Lord Shiva. Falling of Pradosh fast and Shravan month on the same day increases the auspiciousness of this month. During Shravan month as well, Lord Shiva is especially worshipped. On this day, fast is observed and Lord Bholenath is remembered. This fast ends after sunset in Pradosh Kaal.
Hariyali Teej or Singhara Teej: 9 August 2013
The third date of Shukls Paksha, Shravan month is called Hariyali Teej of Singhara Teej. This festival is especially celebrated by newly married and married women. According to an ancient belief Hariyali Teej is an occasion of reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This year, Ramjan festival of Muslim Community is also starting on this day.
This festival is of faith, natural beauty and joy. On this day the people hang swings, dances and sings to celebrate this festival. In this Teej Mata Parvati is worshipped especially.
Naag Panchami: 11 August 2013
Naag Panchami is celebrated every year with full faith and devotion on the panchami(fifth) date of Shukla Paksha, Shravan month. Worshipping Naag Dev on this day frees the person from Kaal Sarp Dosh. In this fesival, observing fast and worshipping the idol or image of Nag Devta ritually is considered auspicious. On this day, the threshold of house is purified from cow-dung and then worshipped from Durwa and Kusha. Worshipping in this way removes our fear from snakes.
Pavitra Ekadashi: 17th August 2013
In Shravan month, Ekadashi date is on 17th August. The name of this Ekadashi is Pavitra. Ekadashi fast is observed to please Lord Vishnu.
Shravani Poornima and Raksha Bandhan: 20/21 August 2013
In 2013, the symbol of love between the brothers and sisters, Raksha Bandhan, will be celebrated on 20/21 August. In this festival, sisters tie Rakhi on the hand of her brother and in return the brother gives gifts and promises her of protecting from all troubles. Since ancient times, this festival reminds of the emotional tie up, affection and responsibilities of a brother towards her sister. In Raksha Bandhan, Rakhi is tied after the Bhadra period. The time after this is auspicious for tying Rakhi.
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