Date: 11 September 2019 (Wednesday)
06:02 PM to 08:23 PM
Bhadrapada, Shukla Trayodashi
Begins - 02:42 AM, Sep 11
Ends - 05:06 AM, Sep 12
Pradosh Vrat is significant in Hinduism. Lord Shiva is revered on this day. This fast falls on the thirteenth day of the Hindu lunar month. It is said that individuals who observe fast on this day get equivalent rewards as donating two cows. By fasting and worshiping in Pradosh, people get relieved from their sins. Goddess Parvati is additionally revered alongside Lord Shiva on this day. It is believed that during this time all gods, demi gods, saints and angels watch Lord Shiva perform the resplendent Thandav between the horns of Nandi while Parvati watches pleased and charmed.
Why should you fast on this day?
This fast is observed to secure good luck and live a happy married life. In our scriptures too, this fast is said to be more fruitful than the rest. On this day, prayers and donations add significant value. Favors of Pithru's (ancestors) ward of threat and other adversaries, hence, some people observe it to get triumph over their foes. People's sufferings are expelled and debt is also relieved. Lord Shankar fulfills all the desires of His followers, blesses them as well as guides, protects and finally ensures salvation for the souls who worship him.
Rituals to follow on this day:
One should rise early morning and bathe first. After this, bel patra, rice, flowers, incense, lights, fruits, betel leaves, betel nuts, and so on are offered to Lord Shiva. People also listen to mantras, wear Rudraksha and remember Lord Shiva on this particular day. After this, alongside Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati is additionally revered. On Pradosh vrat, the whole house ought to be filtered with Ganges water. This day is considered to be exceptionally auspicious.
For those people who cannot visit a temple can receive blessings from Lord Shiva by simply wearing a Rudraksha and lighting a lamp at home while praying to Lord Shiva or meditating on his form during Pradosh to beget the Pradosh Vrat benefits.
1 Mukhi Rudraksha - One Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva and is helpful for acquiring name, fame, growth, success. Ek Mukhi Rudraksha is used for meditation purposes and is also helpful for ailments like BP and heart.
Shiv Mala blessed by Kaalgni form of Lord Shiva gives the wearer a sense of detachment helping you achieve a calm state of mind and thus concentrate better.
14 Mukhi Rudraksha - Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha also known as the “Devmani” is said to be best for all round luck and improving intuition. 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is also helpful in taking quick and right decisions in all spheres of life.
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Pradosh Vrat Katha and Pradosh Vrat benefits- As per scriptures, when Shiv Lingam is worshipped on Pradosh Vrat, one gets power, fame, wealth, better health, prosperity and a longer lifespan.