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Sāwaṇ or Sāuṇ (Punjabi: ਸਾਵਣ, ਸਾਉਣ, Punjabi pronunciation: [saːʋəɳᵊ, saːʊɳᵊ]) is the fifth month[1] in the Nanakshahi calendar. Many Indian calendars started in different eras such as Shaka Calendar (national calendar of India) traditional Vikrama as well as the Nanakshahi calendar which governs the activities within Sikhism. This month coincides with the Sanskrit श्रावण Shraavana in the Hindu calendar and the Indian national calendar, with which it shares derivation,[2] and with 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[edit]


  • 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(sawansasaram) and the start of Bhadon

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Thomas, R. Hughes (1855). Memoirs on Shikarpoor, the Syuds of Roree and Bakku, the Khyrpoor State ... Memoirs on the River Indus ... Government at Bombay Education Society's Press.
  2. ^ Nilsson, Usha (1997). Mira Bai (Rajasthani Poetess). Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 978-81-260-0411-9.

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