August – Most of the month of August will overlap with the Shravan/Sravan month as per Hindu calendar.
Sravan is the 5th month in the traditional calendar. Sravan Maas is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi . Vara Lakshmi varat is observed on Fridays during this month.
In addition to the Varalakskmi vrat, devotees also participate in Mangala Gouri Vrat, and Sravan shukruvar Lakshmi puja.
In August we will also be celebrating Rakhi poornima, Sri Krishna Janmastami and Ganesh Chathurthi and the Birday of SriPara SriVallabha (the 2nd incarnation of Lord Guru Dattatreya)
August 8 – Friday – Varalakshmi Vrat
On Friday August 8th, Pandit Vinod Sodyal ji will be conducting the Varalakshmi vrat pooja, after baba’s Dhoop aarti, starting approx at 7:20pm.
August 10 – Sunday – Rakhi
August 16 – Saturday – Sri Krishnastami / Janmastami.
August 29 – Friday – Ganesh Chaturthi / Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Jayanti.