Shravana month is considered sacred to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva and His consort Goddess Gauri by observing Vrats dedicated to them. Vrats likeShravana Somvar, Mangala Gauri is observed during Shravana month. Devotees take Sankalp either to observe fast during Shravana month or to continue for sixteen weeks starting from Shravana month.
Mangala Gauri Vrat is observed by married women each Tuesday in the Hindu month of Shravana. Women, especially newlywed, observe it to seek conjugal bliss from Goddess Gauri. Shravana month is also known asSawan month in North India.
Mangala Gauri Vrat is also known as Sri Mangala Gowri Vratham in Andhra Pradesh.
There is fifteen days difference in the starting time of Shravana month depending on the followed lunar calendar in the region. In the Purnimant calendar, usually followed by North Indian states, Shravana month starts fifteen days before the Amavasyant calendar.
In Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, Amavasyant Lunar Calendar is followed while in North Indian states Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar Purnimant Calendar is followed. Hence half of Mangala Gauri dates differ in both calendars.
Mangala Gauri Vrat Dates for Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
According to North Indian purnimant Calenders fallowed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar, dates of Mangala Gauri Vrat in 2020 are