Devotees worship lord Shiva. Image Source: IANS

October 10 : On October 11, 2019, we observe Shukra Pradosh Vrat and it holds a lot of significance for those who worship Lord Shiva. It is called Shukra Pradosh Vrat because this time, the festival falls on a Friday. On this day, Hindu devotees take special fasts and worship Lord Shiva to get blessed with good luck in their life.

Pradosh Vrat is a religious fast that is observed on a bi-monthly basis. It is observed on the Day 13 of the Trayodashi tithi of both the Sukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. In the month of October, it falls on October 11, 2019 and then on October 25, 2019. This happens a few days before the Diwali festival this year.

The Shukra Pradosh Vrat Tithi & Puja Timings on: October 11, 2019, Friday:

Sunrise : Oct 11, 6:25 AM

Sunset : Oct 11, 6:01 PM

Trayodashi Tithi Start : Oct 10, 7:51 PM

Trayodashi Tithi End : Oct 11, 10:20 PM

Pradosha Puja Time : Oct 11, 6:01 PM - Oct 11, 8:30 PM

Additional Information: The above panchang is generated for Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. To change the date and place, go to panchang

The Pradosh day is decided upon based on when the Trayodashi tithi prevails at the Pradosh Kaal. As in the Hindu Puranas, during Pradosh Vrat, especially during Shukra Pradosh Vrat- Lord Shiva devotees will receive a lot of good luck if the fast is observed in the right manner. The day is also called as 'Bhrigu Vara Pradosh Vrat' in certain places.

On the day of Pradosh Vrat, all the puja should be done during the mentioned time period. During the puja, Lord Shiva, and Goddess Parvati are worshipped. After all the puja has been done, devotees take time to read the 'Pradosh Vrat Katha'.

Listen to Pradosh Vrat Katha in Hindi

As per the Skanda Puarana, if Pradosh Vrat is observed in a pious manner, the devotee will be blessed with a lot of luck, prosperity and good health in their lives. This time, as the Pradosh Vrat falls on a Friday, the fast when taken properly- will reap in a lot of happiness, fulfilment of desires and also will cast away the negativity in one’s life.

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