The month of Sawan is starting from July 6. But, this is only for 5 of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The Sawan month for the other 7 Jyotirlingas will start from July 21. Pandit Ganesh Mishra, the astrologer of Kashi, says that such a situation arises every year due to the arrangement of the Hindu calendar. The new Hindi month begins after the full moon in the north, central and eastern states of the country. It is called Purnimant month. States like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh are included in this. Sawan month will start from July 6.
Pt. Mishra said that in West and South India, the new month starts from the next day of Amavasya. Which is called Amant month. Due to this, every year a delay of Sawan starts in South India including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu by 15 days. Seven Jyotirlingas come in these states, Sawan will start from July 21. Apart from these, festivals are celebrated according to the solar calendar in Nepal and parts of Himachal Pradesh along with the nearby Indian states. Hence the dates of Saavn vary in these places.
Pashupatinath of Nepal
In some parts of Nepal, Himachal and Uttarakhand, the month of Sawan will start from July 16 and its last day will be on August 15. Festivals are celebrated in these places according to the solar calendar.
15 days difference but the date of festivals is one
In the southern and western parts of the country, due to the Amant calendar and the full moon calendar there is a 15-day difference in the dates of the Sawan. But the dates of festivals like Rakshabandhan, Navratri, Dussehra, Deepawali and Holi remain the same. In North and Central India, where Rakshabandhan festival is celebrated on the last day of Sawan. In the south and western states, this festival is celebrated in the middle of Sawan. However, the date does not change.