Shravan: Holy month of festivals, fasting and feasting
Shravan is the fifth month in the Hindu calendar. There are a number of festivals celebrated across India in the month of Shravan, which culminates with Raksha Bandhan. The Shravan month is synonymous with auspicious festivals and events.
Devotees of Lord Shiva pray for a better world and appease him during this time, especially on Mondays.
Maharashtrian brahmins perform rituals during a religious programme to celebrate 'Shravani Upakarma' in Bhopal on Friday. PTI Photo
Devotees offer prayers to Lord Shiva at Kopineswar Temple during Shravan month in Thane, Mumbai on Monday. PTI Photo
Holy dip in the river Ganga
Devotees takes holy dip in the river Ganga during high tide in Kolkata on Monday before start of their journey to Tarakeswar Temple to offer puja to Lord Shiva on the occassion of holy month of 'Shravan'. PTI Photo
Devotees carry "Palkhi" of Lord Somnath on first Monday of Shravan at Somnath Temple in Somnath on Monday. PTI Photo
Devotees throng Nageshwarnath Temple to offer holy water to the Shiva lingam on Monday in Ayodhya.