To seek blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati people across India observe Pradosh Vrat or Pradosham. The thirteenth day of the Lunar fortnight is known as Trayodashi. Devotees on this day observe fast for Lord Shiva in order to seek his blessing and a puja is also performed during Pradosh Kaal i.e. half an hour before and after sunset.
There are two Pradosh days in a Hindu month one falling in shukla paksha (waxing moon) and other in krishna paksha (waning moon), as per mpanchang.Also Read - Weight Loss Tips: 6 Popular And Effective Ways to Do Intermittent Fasting
Significance of Pradosh Vrat
This day is considered highly auspicious, it is believed that people who observe fast and pray to the god on this day can get free from all the sins and all their desires are fulfilled. This day is celebrated because on this day Lord Shiva drank the poison from a river to save the world. Also Read - Pradosh Vrat December 2021: Puja Time, Significance And Everything You Need to Know
How to observe the Pradosh Vrat
If you wish to observe this fast, then you should be aware that there are two ways of fasting. You can either observe a 24-hour fast without sleeping in the night or you can fast from sunrise till sunset. You can also worship the Shivling and chant the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra 108 times, light a single diya. Also Read - Delhi Chhat Puja: Manish Sisodia Assures Celebrations With Full Fervour, Urges All To Follow Covid Protocols
Begin your day by bathing and observing a fast before the sunrise followed by worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Of all the Pradoshan’s Shani Pradosh and Soma Pradosh are considered to be important. When a Pradosham falls on a Monday, it is called Soma Pradosham, if it happens to be on a Tuesday, it is referred to as Bhauma Pradosham and the Saturday one is called Shani Pradosham, as per Zee News.
Pradosh Vrat February Date
Bhauma Pradosh Vrat is falling on February 9, 2021 (Tuesday)
Pradosh Vrat is falling on February 24,2021 (Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat time
As per Drik Panchang, the puja must be performed between 06.07 pm to 08.42 pm for Bhauma Pradosh Vrat.
For Pradosh Vrat, one should perform the puja between 06.18 pm to 08.42 pm.