Today – July 18, 2011 – is the first Shravan Somvar Vrat. Mondays in the Hindi month of Shravan is dedicated to Shiva and Hindus in North India observe Shravan Somvar Vrat. In this month, Shivling is bathed with holy water from River Ganga. Fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset on all Mondays in the month.
Note – Shravan month began on July 16, 2011 only in North India.
In Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Goa Shravan begins only on July 31, 2011.
First Shravan Somvar Vrat in North India Monday Fasting 18 July 2011