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Shraavana

5th month of the Hindu calendar / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Śrāvaṇa (Sanskrit: श्रावण) is the fifth month of the Hindu calendar. In India's national civil calendar, Śrāvaṇa is the fifth month of the year, beginning on July 23 and ending on August 22. In the Tamil calendar, it is known as Āvani and is the fifth month of the solar year. In lunar religious calendars, Śrāvaṇa begins on the new moon (according to the amanta tradition) or the full moon (according to the purnimanta tradition) and is the fifth month of the year. Srabon (Bengali: শ্রাবণ; also spelt Sravan) is the fourth month of the solar Bengali calendar. It is also the fourth month of the Nepali calendar. Śrāvaṇa is also the second month of Varsha (the rainy season).

Quick facts: Shraavana, Native name, Calendar, Month numbe...
Shraavana
Tying the Rakhi on the wrist
Native nameश्रावण (Sanskrit)
CalendarHindu calendar
Month number5
SeasonRainy
Gregorian equivalentJuly-August
Significant days
 Ashadha
Bhadra 
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The month of Shravana is very important for the entire Indian subcontinent, as it is connected to the arrival of the south-west monsoons. For many Hindus, the month of Shraavana is a month of fasting. Many Hindus will fast every Monday to the Lord Shiva and/or every Tuesday to the Lady Parvati. Fasting on Tuesdays of this month is known locally as "Mangala Gauri Vrat".[1]