Pradosh Vrat (Pradosham) is the auspicious day and dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Pradosh Vrat is observed on the 13th day of the lunar fortnight. Pradosh Vrat occurs twice in a month. Pradosham literally means the removal of sins. It is believed that in Pradosh Kaal, Lord Shiva perform the dance on Mount Kailash in a pleasant mood. Lord Shiva devotees observe a fast on this day on the pretext of achieving peace, success, and fulfillment of desire.
How to do Shiva Vrat
The puja is conducted by bathing the shivling by water and offer bilva leaves to it. Offering the bilva leave on the occasion of Pradosh vrat is regarded as highly auspicious. After the prayers are done the Pradosh Vrat Katha or chapter of Shiva Puran are read out loud. Then the devotees recite the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 108 times.
During the day of Pradosh Vrat, it is also believed that Lord Shiva is extremely happy and blesses all these devotees and fulfills their desires.
The Pradosh Katha is associated with the churning of the ocean or Samudra-Manthan. According to the Hindu Puranas, The gods and demons were stirring the milky ocean to extract amrita (nectar) with Vasuki (the serpent king) as a rope. As Vasuki underwent severe scratches due to the churning, she emitted a powerful poison which is capable of destroying the world. Then the gods approached Lord Shiva for protection. Lord Shiva consumed the poison is an act to protect the universe. As a result, Shiva’s throat turned blue.
The Fasting on this day is observed for peace, success and fulfillment of desires. This Vrat can advisable for those who delay in marriage, Longevity, cure illness and healthy life. Pradosha Pooja fulfills the wishes of a person observing the fast. The Vrat is observed for getting Wealth, happiness, prosperity and all rounds success. It is auspicious to perform Pradosh Vrat Puja on the day of trayodashi. We have above mentioned the auspicious dates. You can also book our experienced and well-versed purohit for the same.