Ajgaivinath Shiva temple

Sultanganj Shravani Mela 2013 : Shravani Mela is the most celebrated 30 day festival in sultanganj (Bihar) to Deoghar Badiyanath temples of Jharkhand. In 2013, Shravani Mela begins on July 23 and ends on August 20.

Current Event :
Mahashiv Ratri - 10 Mar 2013
Ram Navmi - 20 Apr 2013
Guru Purnima - 22 July 2013

Guidlines for the Kanwarias

The main Shravan Puja is the worship of Shivling with water of the Ganges, several devotees collect water from the Ganges and offer Shivlinga. They must follow several strict rules, while observing this ritual, like walking barefoot, taking the name of Shiva devotees of Shiva created etc.Many observe strict fast throughout the month of Sawan and many people look only Monday. Many people observe different votes during the month as having only vegetarian food, or reading a particular ghost writing in every day of the month.

Essential articles:

Kanwarias Guideline 1. A kanwar
2. Two water - pots
3. A towel
4. A bag
5. Required money
6. A piece of plastic cloth
7. Two pairs of saffron - coloured dresses
8. A torch and a few candles
9. A carpet and two sheets (Chadar)
10. A match box and a packet of Agarbatti (incense sticks)

Rules and Norms:

1. To maintain celibacy (Bramhacharya)
2. To remember Lord Shiva by keeping mind, heart and speech pure
3. To speak the truth
4. To be inspired by charity and service
5. To take bath before taking the kanwar
6. To recite Bam - Bam
7. Not to use oil and soap
8. Not to wear shoes
9. Not to take any article made of leather
10. To avoid dogs. (dogs should not be touched)