SHRAVAN ~ THE MONTH OF WORSHIP & FESTIVALS

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SHRAVAN ~ THE MONTH OF WORSHIP & FESTIVALS

SHRAVAN
The Month of Worship and Festivals

Introduction1

Shravan is a holy month in the religion Hinduism and has many Hindu festivals that take place. During this month, fasting occurs to worship Lord Shiva, one of the three main deities in Hinduism, alongside Brahma and Vishnu.

Festivals1

There are many festivals that occur during the month of Shravan. To name a few, there is Krishna Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhan, Naryal Poornima and Nag Panchami.

Krishna Janmashtami is a festival dedicated to the birth of Lord Krishna. It is also known as simply Janmashtami or Gokulashtami. Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, one of the three main deities in Hinduism, alongside Lord Shiva and Brahma, as said before.

We will be featuring our Janmashtami collection on our website very soon. All items can be found in our store as well. 

Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi, is celebrated in many parts of India and Nepal. This festival is about brothers and sisters and to celebrate the strong bond they have. During this festival, the sister ties an amulet called a rakhi around her brother’s wrist to symbolize protection. The brother then gives his sister a gift as a thank you. You can purchase Rakhis for Raksha Bhandan here at Puja Hut as well; the link to the Raksha Bandhan section of our store is below.

https://pujahut.co/collections/raksha-bandhan

Naryal Poornima is celebrated mostly in the states of Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. To celebrate this festival, a coconut is offered in respect to the God of the Sea, Lord Varuna.

Nag Panchami is a festival to celebrate the snake god Naga. This festival is celebrated both in India and Nepal, alongside many other countries around the world where Hindus live.

How Is Shravan Celebrated Through Fasts1

Shravan is celebrated by Hindus around the world by fasting. Many Hindus fast on Mondays to respect Lord Shiva, while some fast on Tuesdays as well. During this month, many Hindus will avoid eating meat, and will have only vegetarian dishes for their meals and snacks. This is to respect the life forms created by God.

The Symbolism of the Mala during Shravan

As the Rudraksha is symbolic to Lord Shiva, wearing the Rudraksh during Shravan maas is considered very auspicious. Devotees of Lord Shiva make sure to wear a Rudraksha during this time of the year to please him. View our collection of Malas by clicking the link below. Bring a sense of calmness and positive energy into your lives.  

https://pujahut.co/collections/all/mala

Conclusion1

Shraavana is also the fourth month in the Hindu calendar. It begins late July and ends in the third week of August. This month is also linked to the south-west monsoons of India, adding to its significance.

 

 

 

References

 

  1. Wikimedia Foundation. (2021, July 27). Shraavana. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shraavana.