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Sravanam, Sravana Maasam or Aavani is considered to be an auspicious month according to the Hindi calendar. This significant month falls in the English calandar months of mid-August to mid-September. The month is marked with special observations that begin with the Naga Chaturthi and end with Polala Amavasya.
Sravanam Maasam begins on Friday, August 1, 2008 and ends on Saturday, August 30, 2008
This festival is being celebrated mostly in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. On this day, devotees pour milk, chimili (a mixture of milk, black grams, sugar or jaggery) and pour the same along with flowers in a putta (a place where snakes lives). They offer prayers to Nagaraja and seek blessings for alround health, wealth and happiness. Naga Chaturthi for the year 2008 falls on August 4, 2008
Ancient texts say that Lord Parameswara won over Tripurasuras taking the help of Goddess Mangala Gowri. This vrata can be performed during Tuesday in Sravanamasam. The married couple have to perform this vrata from the first year to five years regularly. Texts says that by performing this vrata, the natives will be blessed with Sowbhagya vruddi and children. On this day, after completion of vrata, the performers have to give grams, fruits along with Tambulam to five married women. Mangala Gowri Vratam for the year 2008 falls on August 5, 2008
By performing Ekadasi vratcharana, Mahichittu was blessed with children. That is the reason why this day is called Putrada Ekadasi. Those who want to have children have to perform this vrata with utmost faith and sincerity. On this day, the natives have be on fasting and recite Vishnusaharanamam is a must. Putrada Ekadasi for the year 2008 falls on August 12, 2008
Sravana Poornima is considered to be the most auspicious one. On this day natives after taking bath and who perform Japa, puja, homam, donations will get immense benefits. Lord Lakshminarayana is pleased by Sravana Star that falls on this day. The natives perform puja to Lord Lakshminarayana with Tulasi leaves and offer Chakara Pongali as naivadyam. Natives who offer prayers to Gayatri and perform Gayatri homam will get immense benefits. It is customary to offer prayers to Hayagriva Narayana Murty to get good education. By performing this, the natives will have the power of concentration, good education, and Gyana moksha siddi. On this day Raksha Bandan is celebrated on this day. Natives who perform Mahalakshmi homam and puja will give immense benefits to the natives. Sravana Poornima for the year 2008 falls on August 16, 2008
Natives have to perform this vratra through out their life or at least for 21 years or on time in a year. The Sankatahara Chaturdasi that falls in Sravanamasam is more important one. If any one who observes this vrata will get the blessings of Lord Ganesh. On the day, the native has to be on fasting and offer puja to Lord Ganesh to seek His blessings. Sankatahara Chaturdasi for the year 2008 falls on August 20, 2008
Lord Sri Krishna came to earth on this day. Ancient texts a lot about the incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu in the form of Lord Sri Krishna. This vrata can be performed with the help of a priest. On this day, the native should observe fasting and should wake up through out the night. Recite Bhagavatam or Bhagavadgita on the night. On the next day, the native has to perform puja Lord Krishna and offer annadanam. Krishnastami is also called as Mohaaratri. From this day onwards, By performing saptasati Stotra parayana and Chandi homam, the native will get victory over enemies. Srikrishnastami for the year 2008 falls on August 23, 2008.
Polala Amavasya for the year 2008 falls on August 30, 2008