Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shravanamasam 2010

Goddess Lakshmi.
Mangala Gauri. and Other Internet Sources.
Shravanamasam or Sravan month is the fifth month in traditional Telugu Calendar followed in Andhrapradesh.In 2010,Shravanamasam comes as sixth month because of Adhika masam in Vaishaka month.Sravanamasam 2010 starts on August 11 with sravana suddha padyami and ends on September 8 with shravana Amavasya.In Andhrapradesh,Shravanamasa is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Gauri.Nagula panchami,Mangala Gauri Vratham,VaraLakshmi Vratam,Rakhi purnima,Sri Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami,Sravana Shukravara Lakshmi Puja and Polala Amavasya Polamba Vratham are the major festivals during Shravan month in AndhraPradesh.In many temples special pujas and celebrations are held in Shravanamasam in AndhraPradesh.In Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam Pavitrotsavam is held in Shravan month.

                                                                       VaraLakshmi Vratham is performed by the marriedladies .VaraLakshmi Puja or VaraLakshmi Vratha is an important ritual observed by married women in South Indiaand Maharashtra for the prosperity and welfare of their families.VaraLakshmi puja falls on a Friday and the preparations for puja begin on Thursday.All the necessary  items needed for the pooja are collected by Thursday evening.The date of VaraLakshmi Vratam in 2010 is August20.

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