Pradosh vrat or Pradosham (Hindi:प्रदोष व्रत, Tamil:பிரதோஷ விரதம் , Telugu:ప్రదోష వ్రతం, Malayalam:പ്രദോഷ വ്രതം ) is a popular Hindu vrat that is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Pradosh vrat is observed on the Trayodashi tithi (13th day) of both Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha. Therefore, it comes twice every month in Hindu calendar.

Next Pradosh Vrat is on February 02, Thursday

After February 02, the next pradosh vrat falls on February 18, Saturday.

Magha Pradosh puja time : February 02, 6:10 pm - February 02, 8:46 pm

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Pradosh Vrat Tithi & Puja Timings on February 02, Thursday

Sunrise02 February, 2023 07:10 AM.
Sunset02 February, 2023 06:10 PM.
Trayodashi Tithi Start02 February, 2023 04:26 PM.
Trayodashi Tithi End03 February, 2023 06:58 PM.
Pradosha Puja TimeFebruary 02, 06:10 PM - February 02, 08:46 PM
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The Pradosh vrat can be observed by all irrespective of the age and gender. People in different parts of the country observe this vrat with full devotion and dedication. This Vrat is observed in honour of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati.

In some parts of India, disciples worship the Nataraj form of Lord Shiva on this day. As per the Skanda Puran there are two different methods of fasting on the Pradosh vrat. In the first method, the devotes observe strict fast for whole day and night, that is, 24 hours and which also includes keeping a vigil at night. In the second method the fasting is observed from the sunrise until sunset, and the fast is broken after worshipping Lord Shiva in the evening.

The word ‘pradosh’ in Hindi means 'belonging or relating to the evening' or 'first part of the night'. As this sacred vrat is observed during the ‘Sandhyakaal’ that is the evening twilight, it is called as the Pradosh vrat.

According to the Hindu mythology it is believed that on the auspicious day of Pradosh, Lord Shiva together with Goddess Parvati feels extremely delighted, pleased and generous. Therefore the followers of Lord Shiva keep a fast and worship their deity on this chosen day to seek divine blessings.

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Pradosh vrat is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

Pradosh Vrat Rituals and Puja:

  • On the day of Pradosham, twilight period - that is the time just before sunrise and sunset, is considered to be auspicious. All the prayers and pujas are observed during this time.
  • One hour before sunset, devotees take a bath and get ready for the puja.
  • A preliminary puja is performed where Lord Shiva is worshipped along with Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesh, Lord Kartik and Nandi. After which there is a ritual where Lord Shiva is worshipped and invoked in a sacred pot or ‘Kalasha’. This Kalasha is kept on darbha grass with lotus drawn on it and is filled with water.
  • In some places, the worship of the Shivling is also performed. The Shivling is given a bath with sacred substances like milk, curd and ghee. Puja is performed and the devotees offer Bilva leaves on the Shivling. Some people also use a picture or painting of Lord Shiva for worshipping. It is believed that offering Bilva leaves on the day of Pradosh vrat is highly auspicious.
  • After this ritual, the devotees listen to the Pradosh vrat katha or read stories from the Shiva Purana.
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is enchanted 108 times.
  • After the puja is over, water from the Kalasha is partaken and the devotees apply the sacred ash on their forehead.
  • After the puja, most of the devotees visit the Lord Shiva temples for darshan. It is believed that lighting even a single lamp on the day of Pradosham is very rewarding.
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By following these simple rituals with utmost sincerity and purity, the devotees can easily please Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and seek their blessings.

Significance of Pradosh Vrat:

The benefits of the Pradosh vrat are explicitly mentioned in the Skanda Purana. It is said that one who observes this revered fast with devotion and faith is bound to possess contentment, wealth and good health. Pradosha vratham is also observed for spiritual upliftment and fulfilment of one’s desires. Pradosh vrat has been greatly lauded by the Hindu scriptures and is held very sacred by the followers of Lord Shiva. It is a known fact that even a single glance of the deity on this propitious day will end all your sins and bestow you with bountiful blessings and good fortune.

Listen to Pradosh Vrat Katha in Hindi

The benefits of the Pradosh vrat varies according to the day it falls on. The different names and respective benefits of Pradosh vrat is given below:

  • Som Pradosh Vrat: It falls on a Monday and hence it is called as ‘Som Pradosh’. By observing the vrat on this day, the devotees will become a positive thinker and all their desires will come true.
  • Bhaum Pradosh Vrat: When Pradosh falls on a Tuesday it is called as ‘Bhaum Pradosh’. Devotees will get relief from their health problems and also improve their physical health. The Bhaum Pradosh vrat also brings prosperity.
  • Saumya Vaara Pradosh Vrat: The Saumya Vaara Pradosh falls on a Wednesday. The devotees on this auspicious day seek fulfilment of their wished and are also blessed with knowledge and wisdom.
  • Guruvaara Pradosh Vrat: It falls on a Thursday and by observing this fast, the devotees are able to put an end to all their existing dangers. Furthermore the Guruvaara Pradosha Vrat also invokes blessings from the Pitru or the ancestors.
  • Bhrigu Vaara Pradosh Vrat: When the Pradosh vrat is observed on a Friday, it is called as the ‘Bhrigu Vaara Pradosh vrat’. This vrat will bring you all the contentment and success by eliminating the negativities from your life.
  • Shani Pradosh Vrat: The Shani Pradosh falls on a Saturday is considered to be very important of all the Pradosha vrats. The individual who observes the vrat on this day will be able to revive his lost wealth and also seek promotion.
  • Bhaanu Vaara Pradosh Vrat: It falls on a Sunday and the benefit of Bhaanu Vaara Pradosh Vrat is that the devotees will attain longevity and peace by observing the fast on this day.

All Pradosh Vrat dates in 2023 and Pradosha Puja Time

January 4th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Jan 04, 7:13 AM
Sunset : Jan 04, 5:50 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jan 03, 10:02 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jan 05, 12:01 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jan 04, 5:50 PM - Jan 04, 8:30 PM
January 19th
Thursday
Sunrise : Jan 19, 7:14 AM
Sunset : Jan 19, 6:00 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jan 19, 1:18 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jan 20, 10:00 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jan 19, 6:00 PM - Jan 19, 8:39 PM
February 2nd
Thursday
Sunrise : Feb 02, 7:10 AM
Sunset : Feb 02, 6:10 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Feb 02, 4:26 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Feb 03, 6:58 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Feb 02, 6:10 PM - Feb 02, 8:46 PM
February 18th
Saturday
Sunrise : Feb 18, 7:01 AM
Sunset : Feb 18, 6:20 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Feb 17, 11:36 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Feb 18, 8:02 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Feb 18, 6:20 PM - Feb 18, 8:52 PM
March 4th
Saturday
Sunrise : Mar 04, 6:50 AM
Sunset : Mar 04, 6:27 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Mar 04, 11:43 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Mar 05, 2:07 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Mar 04, 6:27 PM - Mar 04, 8:55 PM
March 19th
Sunday
Sunrise : Mar 19, 6:36 AM
Sunset : Mar 19, 6:33 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Mar 19, 8:07 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Mar 20, 4:55 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Mar 19, 6:33 PM - Mar 19, 8:57 PM
April 3rd
Monday
Sunrise : Apr 03, 6:21 AM
Sunset : Apr 03, 6:39 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Apr 03, 6:24 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Apr 04, 8:05 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Apr 03, 6:39 PM - Apr 03, 8:59 PM
April 17th
Monday
Sunrise : Apr 17, 6:08 AM
Sunset : Apr 17, 6:44 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Apr 17, 3:46 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Apr 18, 1:27 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Apr 17, 6:44 PM - Apr 17, 9:01 PM
May 3rd
Wednesday
Sunrise : May 03, 5:56 AM
Sunset : May 03, 6:51 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : May 02, 11:18 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : May 03, 11:50 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : May 03, 6:51 PM - May 03, 9:04 PM
May 17th
Wednesday
Sunrise : May 17, 5:49 AM
Sunset : May 17, 6:57 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : May 16, 11:36 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : May 17, 10:28 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : May 17, 6:57 PM - May 17, 9:07 PM
June 1st
Thursday
Sunrise : Jun 01, 5:44 AM
Sunset : Jun 01, 7:04 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jun 01, 1:39 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jun 02, 12:48 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jun 01, 7:04 PM - Jun 01, 9:12 PM
June 15th
Thursday
Sunrise : Jun 15, 5:45 AM
Sunset : Jun 15, 7:09 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jun 15, 8:32 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jun 16, 8:40 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jun 15, 7:09 PM - Jun 15, 9:16 PM
July 1st
Saturday
Sunrise : Jul 01, 5:48 AM
Sunset : Jul 01, 7:12 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jul 01, 1:17 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jul 01, 11:07 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jul 01, 7:12 PM - Jul 01, 9:19 PM
July 15th
Saturday
Sunrise : Jul 15, 5:54 AM
Sunset : Jul 15, 7:11 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jul 14, 7:17 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jul 15, 8:33 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jul 15, 7:11 PM - Jul 15, 9:20 PM
July 30th
Sunday
Sunrise : Jul 30, 6:00 AM
Sunset : Jul 30, 7:06 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jul 30, 10:34 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jul 31, 7:27 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jul 30, 7:06 PM - Jul 30, 9:17 PM
August 13th
Sunday
Sunrise : Aug 13, 6:06 AM
Sunset : Aug 13, 6:57 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Aug 13, 8:20 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Aug 14, 10:25 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Aug 13, 6:57 PM - Aug 13, 9:11 PM
August 28th
Monday
Sunrise : Aug 28, 6:11 AM
Sunset : Aug 28, 6:44 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Aug 28, 6:23 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Aug 29, 2:48 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Aug 28, 6:44 PM - Aug 28, 9:02 PM
September 12th
Tuesday
Sunrise : Sep 12, 6:16 AM
Sunset : Sep 12, 6:30 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Sep 11, 11:52 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Sep 13, 2:21 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Sep 12, 6:30 PM - Sep 12, 8:51 PM
September 27th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Sep 27, 6:20 AM
Sunset : Sep 27, 6:15 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Sep 27, 1:46 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Sep 27, 10:19 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Sep 27, 6:15 PM - Sep 27, 8:40 PM
October 11th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Oct 11, 6:25 AM
Sunset : Oct 11, 6:01 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Oct 11, 5:37 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Oct 12, 7:54 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Oct 11, 6:01 PM - Oct 11, 8:30 PM
October 26th
Thursday
Sunrise : Oct 26, 6:32 AM
Sunset : Oct 26, 5:49 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Oct 26, 9:44 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Oct 27, 6:57 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Oct 26, 5:49 PM - Oct 26, 8:21 PM
November 10th
Friday
Sunrise : Nov 10, 6:41 AM
Sunset : Nov 10, 5:40 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Nov 10, 12:36 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Nov 11, 1:58 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Nov 10, 5:40 PM - Nov 10, 8:16 PM
November 24th
Friday
Sunrise : Nov 24, 6:50 AM
Sunset : Nov 24, 5:36 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Nov 24, 7:07 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Nov 25, 5:22 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Nov 24, 5:36 PM - Nov 24, 8:15 PM
December 10th
Sunday
Sunrise : Dec 10, 7:01 AM
Sunset : Dec 10, 5:37 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Dec 10, 7:13 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Dec 11, 7:10 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Dec 10, 5:37 PM - Dec 10, 8:18 PM
December 24th
Sunday
Sunrise : Dec 24, 7:09 AM
Sunset : Dec 24, 5:43 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Dec 24, 6:24 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Dec 25, 5:55 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Dec 24, 5:43 PM - Dec 24, 8:24 PM

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