Sunday, 27 December Types of Pradosh Vrat Nitya Pradosh — This vrat is observed every evening between the period of sunset, till all the stars are visible in the sky. Paksha Pradosh — This vrat is observed on every fourth day after Amavasya. Maasa Pradosh — This vrat is observed twice a month. Pralaya Pradosh — The time when the entire universe gets annihilated of merged with Lord Shiva. It is observed on every 13th Lunar day after full and new Moon, by the wife and husband jointly with the hope of being free from, miseries or for gaining material prosperity. You may like: How to please Lord Shani?
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Therefore, it comes twice every month in Hindu calendar. Image Source: Prokerala. Sunset 05 May, PM. People in different parts of the country observe this vrat with full devotion and dedication. 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.
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. 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. 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 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. It is said that one who observes this revered fast with devotion and faith is bound to possess contentment, wealth and good health.
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. By observing the vrat on this day, the devotees will become a positive thinker and all their desires will come true.
Devotees will get relief from their health problems and also improve their physical health. The Bhaum Pradosh vrat also brings prosperity. 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.
This vrat will bring you all the contentment and success by eliminating the negativities from your life. 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.
प्रदोष व्रत कथा
Pradosham literally means removal of sins. Falls on the 13th lunar day Trayodashi during the waxing and the waning phase of the moon in the Hindu Lunar calendar. Occurring between pm to pm on Trayodashi, the Pradosha time is propitious to pray Lord Shiva and invoke his blessings. The Pradosha day is believed to be one of those days on which Lord Shiva along with the Goddess Parvati is extremely happy, delighted and generous. These times are the windows of opportunity to remove Karma or karmic energies that limit our potential in this current life. It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva at Pradosha day will relieve one from sins and help him attain Moksha. The Pradosha puja is considered to be more auspicious among all the Pujas performed by the devotees of Lord Shiva.
Pradosh Vrat Katha and Puja Vidhi – Happiest Day of Lord Shiva