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 January 26, Tuesday

Pausa Pradosh puja time : January 26, 6:06 pm - January 26, 8:43 pm

After January 26, the next pradosh vrat falls on February 09, Tuesday.

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Pradosh Vrat Tithi & Puja Timings on January 26, Tuesday

Sunrise26 January, 2021 07:12 AM.
Sunset26 January, 2021 06:06 PM.
Trayodashi Tithi Start26 January, 2021 12:24 AM.
Trayodashi Tithi End27 January, 2021 01:11 AM.
Pradosha Puja TimeJanuary 26, 06:06 PM - January 26, 08:43 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 2021 and Pradosha Puja Time

January 10th
Sunday
Sunrise : Jan 10, 7:14 AM
Sunset : Jan 10, 5:54 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jan 10, 4:53 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jan 11, 2:32 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jan 10, 5:54 PM - Jan 10, 8:34 PM
January 26th
Tuesday
Sunrise : Jan 26, 7:12 AM
Sunset : Jan 26, 6:06 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jan 26, 12:24 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jan 27, 1:11 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jan 26, 6:06 PM - Jan 26, 8:43 PM
February 9th
Tuesday
Sunrise : Feb 09, 7:06 AM
Sunset : Feb 09, 6:15 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Feb 09, 3:19 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Feb 10, 2:05 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Feb 09, 6:15 PM - Feb 09, 8:49 PM
February 24th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Feb 24, 6:56 AM
Sunset : Feb 24, 6:23 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Feb 24, 6:06 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Feb 25, 5:19 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Feb 24, 6:23 PM - Feb 24, 8:54 PM
March 10th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Mar 10, 6:44 AM
Sunset : Mar 10, 6:30 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Mar 10, 2:40 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Mar 11, 2:40 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Mar 10, 6:30 PM - Mar 10, 8:56 PM
March 26th
Friday
Sunrise : Mar 26, 6:28 AM
Sunset : Mar 26, 6:36 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Mar 26, 8:21 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Mar 27, 6:11 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Mar 26, 6:36 PM - Mar 26, 8:58 PM
April 9th
Friday
Sunrise : Apr 09, 6:15 AM
Sunset : Apr 09, 6:41 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Apr 09, 3:16 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Apr 10, 4:28 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Apr 09, 6:41 PM - Apr 09, 9:00 PM
April 24th
Saturday
Sunrise : Apr 24, 6:02 AM
Sunset : Apr 24, 6:47 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Apr 24, 7:17 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Apr 25, 4:13 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Apr 24, 6:47 PM - Apr 24, 9:02 PM
May 8th
Saturday
Sunrise : May 08, 5:53 AM
Sunset : May 08, 6:53 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : May 08, 5:21 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : May 09, 7:30 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : May 08, 6:53 PM - May 08, 9:05 PM
May 24th
Monday
Sunrise : May 24, 5:46 AM
Sunset : May 24, 7:01 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : May 24, 3:38 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : May 25, 12:11 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : May 24, 7:01 PM - May 24, 9:10 PM
June 7th
Monday
Sunrise : Jun 07, 5:44 AM
Sunset : Jun 07, 7:06 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jun 07, 8:48 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jun 08, 11:24 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jun 07, 7:06 PM - Jun 07, 9:14 PM
June 22nd
Tuesday
Sunrise : Jun 22, 5:46 AM
Sunset : Jun 22, 7:11 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jun 22, 10:22 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jun 23, 6:59 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jun 22, 7:11 PM - Jun 22, 9:18 PM
July 7th
Wednesday
Sunrise : Jul 07, 5:51 AM
Sunset : Jul 07, 7:12 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jul 07, 1:02 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jul 08, 3:20 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jul 07, 7:12 PM - Jul 07, 9:20 PM
July 21st
Wednesday
Sunrise : Jul 21, 5:56 AM
Sunset : Jul 21, 7:09 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Jul 21, 4:26 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jul 22, 1:33 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Jul 21, 7:09 PM - Jul 21, 9:19 PM
August 5th
Thursday
Sunrise : Aug 05, 6:03 AM
Sunset : Aug 05, 7:02 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Aug 05, 5:09 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Aug 06, 6:28 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Aug 05, 7:02 PM - Aug 05, 9:14 PM
August 20th
Friday
Sunrise : Aug 20, 6:08 AM
Sunset : Aug 20, 6:51 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Aug 19, 10:54 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Aug 20, 8:50 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Aug 20, 6:51 PM - Aug 20, 9:07 PM
September 4th
Saturday
Sunrise : Sep 04, 6:13 AM
Sunset : Sep 04, 6:37 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Sep 04, 8:24 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Sep 05, 8:21 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Sep 04, 6:37 PM - Sep 04, 8:57 PM
September 18th
Saturday
Sunrise : Sep 18, 6:18 AM
Sunset : Sep 18, 6:23 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Sep 18, 6:54 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Sep 19, 6:00 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Sep 18, 6:23 PM - Sep 18, 8:46 PM
October 4th
Monday
Sunrise : Oct 04, 6:23 AM
Sunset : Oct 04, 6:07 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Oct 03, 10:30 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Oct 04, 9:05 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Oct 04, 6:07 PM - Oct 04, 8:34 PM
October 17th
Sunday
Sunrise : Oct 17, 6:28 AM
Sunset : Oct 17, 5:55 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Oct 17, 5:39 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Oct 18, 6:07 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Oct 17, 5:55 PM - Oct 17, 8:26 PM
November 2nd
Tuesday
Sunrise : Nov 02, 6:36 AM
Sunset : Nov 02, 5:44 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Nov 02, 11:31 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Nov 03, 9:02 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Nov 02, 5:44 PM - Nov 02, 8:18 PM
November 16th
Tuesday
Sunrise : Nov 16, 6:45 AM
Sunset : Nov 16, 5:37 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Nov 16, 8:02 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Nov 17, 9:50 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Nov 16, 5:37 PM - Nov 16, 8:15 PM
December 2nd
Thursday
Sunrise : Dec 02, 6:56 AM
Sunset : Dec 02, 5:36 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Dec 01, 11:35 PM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Dec 02, 8:26 PM
Pradosha Puja Time : Dec 02, 5:36 PM - Dec 02, 8:16 PM
December 16th
Thursday
Sunrise : Dec 16, 7:05 AM
Sunset : Dec 16, 5:39 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Dec 16, 2:01 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Dec 17, 4:41 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Dec 16, 5:39 PM - Dec 16, 8:20 PM
December 31st
Friday
Sunrise : Dec 31, 7:12 AM
Sunset : Dec 31, 5:47 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Start : Dec 31, 10:40 AM
Trayodashi Tithi End : Jan 01, 7:17 AM
Pradosha Puja Time : Dec 31, 5:47 PM - Dec 31, 8:28 PM

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