Showing posts with label Pradosh Vrat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pradosh Vrat. Show all posts

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pradosh Vrat - Get the blessings Of the Supreme Lord Shiva

Karma is the one thing many fear about and if there is a chance to set it right, then why wouldn’t anybody do it. Pradosh Vrat is one such devine chance to ask the Lord to burn the sins and give a bright future ahead. 

Pradosh Vrat is a fast observed to get the blessings of the supreme Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Pradosh fast is observed during the sandhyakal of both Shukla and Krishna Paksha of the Lunar calendar. 

The Supreme couple Shiva & Parvati

Significance Of Pradosh Vrat

Pradosh also spelled as Pradosham or Pradosha is observed as a way to get rid of all the sins committed in the past life and obtain moksha in the present life (Kalyug). This vrat will rid you from all the bad vibes clogging your mind and give you a clear spiritual awakening. 

There are different types of Pradosh Vrats, but the most important ones are Shani Pradosham, Soma Pradosham and Maha Pradosham.

Shani Pradosham is one which falls on Saturdays, Soma Pradosham is one which falls on Mondays and Maha Pradosham is one which falls on the day before Maha Shivrathri. If the Pardosham falls on a Tuesday then it is called Bhauma Pradosham. 

It is believed that this is the time when all the Devas and Devtas come to Earth to bless all the universal beings and rid them of their sins and miseries. 

Legend Behind Pradosh Vrat 


Legend says that, during the Churning of the ocean of Milk by the devas and the asuras, the serpent King Vasuki underwent a lot pain. This lead to him spitting out poison into the ocean which led to chaos among the devas and asuras. The poison got mixed with the ocean and posed a threat to the whole universe. All the devas turned to Lord Shiva for help, so Lord Shiva on hearing the cries of the devas and mankind, collected the poison in a pot and drank the poison called halahal. Goddess Parvati made the poison freeze in his throat thus making his throat blue in color. This incident got Lord Shiva the name Neelakanta. This gesture of Lord shiva saved the universe from destruction. 

As such every month Pradosh Vrat is observed to please Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and get their blessings to lead a life filled with happiness and contentment. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pradosh Vrat: A Day To Seek Blessings Of Shiva

Today, that is 18th of August 2013, is the day of observing Pradosh Vrat. It is the fast observed to seek the blessings of Shiva-Shakti. Also known as Pradosham in South India, Pradosh Vrat is observed on the thirteenth day of the bright half of every lunar month. Some people also differentiate between the Pradosh Vrat of bright half as well as dark half. Apart from this, the differentiation also goes like this:

  • 1. If Pradosh Vrat is on Monday, it is called - Soma Pradosham.
  • 2. If Pradosh Vrat is on Tuesday, it is called - Bhauma Pradosham.
  • 3. If Pradosh Vrat is on Saturday, it is called - Shani Pradosham.

Today, the Pradosh Puja Muhurat is from 18:28 to 20:43 IST.

Now, let’s focus on the main part of this day. First of all, you must be expecting to know about Pradosh Vrat. Obviously, it is very important to know about it if you are planning to observe its fast. Click here - About Pradosh Vrat
Pradosh Vrat

As of now, you must be knowing what you have to do this Pradosh Vrat. This time it is more special as it is falling in the month of Sawan. So, don’t let this auspicious chance go. The entire month of Sawan is dedicated to Shiva-Shakti; and Pradosh Vrat (Fast for Shiva) in this month is the one of the best auspicious combos of the year. So, don’t let it go in vain and fetch the blessings of Lord Shiva.

As you know, Pradosh Vrat is observed every month, so if you wish to know the dates of all the Pradosh Vrat in the year 2013, you may click here - Pradosh Vrat in 2013

With this small piece, we wish you have a blissful-blessed life. All the women, should read it more sincerely as this fast may get you the husband of your desire. Also for men, it is vice versa. So, observe the fast and seek blessings of Shiva. Seek his mercy and apologize for your sins. Lord Shiva will lead you toward the path of salvation.