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 2020 are :
Date Day Vrat
06th July 2020 Monday First Day Shravan Month
07th July 2020 Tuesday Mangala Gauri First Vrat
14th July 2020 Tuesday Mangla Gauri Second Vrat
21st July 2020 Tuesday Mangala Gauri Third Vrat
28th July 2020 Tuesday Mangala Gauri Fourth Vrat
03rd August 2020 Monday Last Day Shravan Month
Mangala Gauri Vrat Dates for Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are :