Shravana month is considered sacred to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva and His consort Goddess Gauri by observing Vrats dedicated to them. Vrats like Shravana Somvar, Mangla 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.
Mangla 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 as Sawan month in North India.
Mangla Gauri Vrat is also known as Sri Mangla 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.
In North Indian states Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar where Purnimant Calendar is followed. Hence half of Mangla Gauri dates differ in both calendars.
According to North Indian purnimant Calenders fallowed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar, dates of Mangala Gauri Vrat in 2023 are :
Date Day Vrat
04th July 2023 Tuesday Mangala Gauri First Vrat
11th July 2023 Tuesday Mangala Gauri Second Vrat
18th July 2023 Tuesday Adhik Masa Mangla Gauri First Vrat
25th July 2023 Tuesday Adhik Masa Mangla Gauri Second Vrat
01st August 2023 Tuesday Adhik Masa Mangla Gauri Third Vrat
08th August 2023 Tuesday Adhik Masa Mangla Gauri Fourth Vrat15th August 2023 Tuesday Adhik Masa Mangla Gauri Fifth Vrat
22nd August 2023 Tuesday Mangla Gauri Third Vrat
29th August 2023 Tuesday Mangla Gauri Fourth Vrat
30th August 2023 Tuesday End of Shravan Month
Mangala Gauri Vrat Dates for Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are :