Shrawan (Nepali calendar)

Shrawan (Nepali: श्रावन or श्रावण) also known as Saaun (Nepali: साउन) is the fourth month in the Bikram Sambat, the official Nepali calendar. This month coincides with July 17 to August 16 of the Western calendar and is 32 days long.

Months in Nepali calendarEdit

No. Name Nepali Days
1 Baishakh वैशाख 30 / 31
2 Jestha जेठ or ज्येष्ठ 31 / 32
3 Ashadh असार or आषाढ़ 31 / 32
4 Shrawan साउन or श्रावण 31 / 32
5 Bhadra भदौ or भाद्रपद 31 / 32
6 Ashwin असोज or आश्विन 30 / 31
7 Kartik कात्तिक or कार्तिक 29 / 30
8 Mangsir मंसिर or मार्गशीर्ष 29 / 30
9 Poush पुष or पौष 29 / 30
10 Magh माघ 29 / 30
11 Falgun फागुन or फाल्गुण 29 / 30
12 Chaitra चैत or चैत्र 30 / 31

See alsoEdit

  • People also fast during the month of Shrawan. It is known as the month of Lord Shiva .The fast can be 'broken' on the Shrawan 15 if you invite people over to your house and feed them delicious Kheer (Rice Pudding) and other vegetable curries (such as Alu Dum, Alu Tama, Paneer) and possibly sukuti. Doing so will instill on you all the blessing of fasting throughout the month while only have fasted for 15 days. Sweet Deal. Women and girls wear bangles (also known as choora) and apply henna (mehendi) on their hands.
  • Vikram Samvat