Sawan (Hindi: सावन, Punjabi: ਸਾਵਣ, Shahmukhi Punjabi: ساؤن) is a fifth month in the Nanakshahi calendar and the Hindu calendar. It is derived from Sanskrit: श्रावण. Many Indian calendars started in different eras such as Shaka Calendar (national calendar of India) traditional Vikrama as well as a new Nanakshahi calendar created a few years ago by SGPC which governs the activities within Sikhism. This month coincides with Shraavana in the Hindu calendar and the Indian national calendar, and July and August in the Gregorian and Julian calendars and is 31 days long, like the Gregorian and Julian calendars. This month is the most humid month of the year in South Asia.
Important events during this month
- July 16 - Aug 15 (1 Sawan) - The start of the month Sawan
- July 23 (8 Sawan) - Birth of Guru Har Krishan
- August 16 (1 Bhadon) - The end of the month Sawan and the start of Bhadon