Sawan

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"In the month of Saawan, the soul-bride is happy, if she falls in love with the Lotus Feet of the Lord." (p134)
(photo:Prabhu Singh)

Sawan (pronounced "Saa-vn") is a fifth month in the Nanakshahi calendar, which governs the activities within Sikhism. This month coincides with July/August of the Western/Georgian/Julian Calendar and is 31 days long. The month starts on July 16 and ends on August 15. On August 16 starts the sixth month in the Sikh calendar called Bhadon. The season in Punjab, the land of the Sikh Gurus is mid-summer and the climate is very hot. Temperatures can go as high as 40 degrees centigrade. Most tourists and locals move into higher and more northern states seeking lower temperatures.

Important Events during this month:

July :

16 = 1 Sawan

23 Birth Guru Har Krishan Ji / 8 Saawan

August :

16 = 1 Bhadon

SGGS: This Month

This is what the Guru Granth Sahib says about this month:

ਸਾਵਣਿ ਸਰਸੀ ਕਾਮਣੀ ਚਰਨ ਕਮਲ ਸਿਉ ਪਿਆਰ੝ ॥ ਮਨ੝ ਤਨ੝ ਰਤਾ ਸਚ ਰੰਗਿ ਇਕੋ ਨਾਮ੝ ਅਧਾਰ੝ ॥ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਰੰਗ ਕੂੜਾਵਿਆ ਦਿਸਨਿ ਸਭੇ ਛਾਰ੝ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਅੰਮ੝ਰਿਤ ਬੂੰਦ ਸ੝ਹਾਵਣੀ ਮਿਲਿ ਸਾਧੂ ਪੀਵਣਹਾਰ੝ ॥ ਵਣ੝ ਤਿਣ੝ ਪ੝ਰਭ ਸੰਗਿ ਮਉਲਿਆ ਸੰਮ੝ਰਥ ਪ੝ਰਖ ਅਪਾਰ੝ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਮਿਲਣੈ ਨੋ ਮਨ੝ ਲੋਚਦਾ ਕਰਮਿ ਮਿਲਾਵਣਹਾਰ੝ ॥ ਜਿਨੀ ਸਖੀਝ ਪ੝ਰਭ੝ ਪਾਇਆ ਹੰਉ ਤਿਨ ਕੈ ਸਦ ਬਲਿਹਾਰ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਹਰਿ ਜੀ ਮਇਆ ਕਰਿ ਸਬਦਿ ਸਵਾਰਣਹਾਰ੝ ॥ ਸਾਵਣ੝ ਤਿਨਾ ਸ੝ਹਾਗਣੀ ਜਿਨ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ੝ ਉਰਿ ਹਾਰ੝ ॥6॥

saavan sarasee kaamanee charan kamal sio piaar ॥ man than rathaa sach ra(n)g eiko naam adhhaar ॥ bikhiaa ra(n)g koorraaviaa dhisan sabhae shhaar ॥ har a(n)mrith boo(n)dh suhaavanee mil saadhhoo peevanehaar ॥ van thin prabh sa(n)g mouliaa sa(n)mrathh purakh apaar ॥ har milanai no man lochadhaa karam milaavanehaar ॥ jinee sakheeeae prabh paaeiaa ha(n)o thin kai sadh balihaar ॥ naanak har jee maeiaa kar sabadh savaaranehaar ॥ saavan thinaa suhaaganee jin raam naam our haar ॥6॥

In the month of Saawan, the soul-bride is happy, if she falls in love with the Lotus Feet of the Lord.
Her mind and body are imbued with the Love of the True One; His Name is her only Support.
The pleasures of corruption are false. All that is seen shall turn to ashes.
The drops of the Lord's Nectar are so beautiful! Meeting the Holy Saint, we drink these in.
The forests and the meadows are rejuvenated and refreshed with the Love of God,
the All-powerful, Infinite Primal Being.
My mind yearns to meet the Lord. If only He would show His Mercy, and unite me with Himself!
Those brides who have obtained God-I am forever a sacrifice to them.
O Nanak, when the Dear Lord shows kindness, He adorns His bride with the Word of His Shabad.
Saawan is delightful for those happy soul-brides whose hearts are adorned with the Necklace of the Lord's Name. ॥6॥

-SGGS page 134

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