The Pradosh Vrat is an honorable fast that Lord Shiva’s followers celebrate. Every month, Pradosh Vrat is celebrated twice; the first Pradosh Vrat of July month was on July 1st, and the second and final Pradosh Vrat of Vaishakh will be on July 15th. This Pradosh Vrat is known as Bhauma Pradosh Vrat since it will be observed on a Tuesday.
During the lunar months, Pradosh Vrat takes place on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi, Trayodashi Tithis, and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.
People fast from sunrise to sunset on Pradosh Vrat, breaking their fast only to worship the Lord. Some individuals do, however, observe day-long fasts that are broken the following day.
Pradosh Vrat is observed by followers of Lord Shiva in an effort to solve their troubles. It’s crucial that you praise Lord Shiva while performing Pradosh Puja Muhurat after keeping the fast.
The main purpose of the happy Hindu celebration known as Pradosh Vrat is to honor Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Pradosh Vrat, which is performed and dedicated to the two deities, is another ritual performed.
Anyone can participate in the festival or fasting ceremony, which is mostly observed by Lord Shiva’s devotees, irrespective of age or gender.
Pradosh Vrat Katha
One of the many well-known stories surrounding Pradosh Vrat holds that when the Moon develops the illness known as “Kshaya Roga,” it has a negative impact on his light, causing it to fade.
Lord Moon appeals to Lord Shiva for help in finding relief. Lord Shiva ends his agony and releases him from the curse in this way. Because it occurred on Trayodashi Tithi, the day he was given another shot at life, it is known as “Pradosh” in Hindi.
There are two Pradosh Vrats each month, one in the Shukla Paksha and the other in the Krishna Paksha. It’s common to call Trayodashi “Teras.”On this day, “Pradosh Vrat” is observed. One should finish the Fast & Jagran in Pradosh Kaal. It helps by offering relief from all issues.
Pradosh Vrat Trayodashi Tithi
According to Choghadiya Muhurat, on July 14, at 7:17 PM, the Trayodashi Tithi for the Pradosh Vrat will start, and on Jul 15, at 8:33 PM it will end.
Pradosh Fast and Puja Vidhi
Ideally, during Brahma Muhurat, rise early in the morning. Shower, then put on fresh clothing. Then perform Lord Shiva’s initial pooja and make a vow to observe Vrat.
Along with Lord Shiva, one should also worship Goddess Parvati. During the pooja, one should present Dhatura, Belpatra, fruits, and sweets.
Use clay lamps and incense to do the prayer. It is necessary to read the sacred legend of the Pradosh Vrat. Finally, perform the Shiva Aarti and give him a Bhog.
Rules of Pradosh Vrat
- One should get up early on the day of Trayodashi to observe Pradosh Vrat.
- One should meditate on Lord Shiva while having a bath.
- Also, one should not eat anything during this fast.
- Avoid becoming upset or arguing.
- One should practice brahmacharya on the day of the Pradosh Vrat.
- On this day, one should take a bath one hour before dusk as an act of worship for Lord Shiva.
- It is recommended to perform the Kusha asana during the Pradosh Vrat.
Importance Of Pradosh Vrat
The Pradosh Vrat is a highly lucky day. Among all the vratas (fasts) described in the Hindu texts, this one is one of the most significant. According to legend, worshiping Lord Shiva during the Pradosh Kaal period purges you of all sins and grants you moksha or mukti after death.
You can obtain the same benefit by performing Pradosh vratam or by giving away two cows. According to a proverb, “Shiva will be his” if someone observes Vrat on Pradosham days. Therefore, you should always perform Shiv Puja after checking the current Pradosh time.
So, this was all about Pradosh Vrat, its importance, Puja Vidhi, and the date and time throughout the year. We hope you found all the necessary information you needed for performing this Vrat on the auspicious occasion.