Regain Your Lost Happiness By Observing The Pradosh Vrat

Regain Your Lost Happiness By Observing The Pradosh Vrat

There are innumerable festivals and sub-festivals in India during which either a full or a partial fast is generally practised. One of them is the Pradosh Vrat (fast), which was first observed by Lord Shiva and is considered to be very fruitful. This fast can be done by any man or woman who wants to fulfill his/her desires.

When Is It Observed?

Pradosh fast is observed on every Triyodashi – the 13th day of each lunar fortnight, i.e. during the Shukla Paksha as well as the Krishna Paksha of the Hindu calendar month.

Pradosh Day, Name And Importance

When Pradosh occurs on Sunday it is known as Bhanu Pradosh. It is done for a happy, peaceful and long life.

When Pradosh occurs on Monday it is known as Som Pradosh. It is done to get desired results and for acquiring positivity.

When Pradosh occurs on Tuesday it is known as Bhoum Pradosh. It is done for health-related problems and prosperity.

When Pradosh occurs on Wednesday it is known as Saumyavara Pradosh. It is done to gain knowledge and education.

When Pradosh occurs on Thursday it is known as Guruvara Pradosh. It is done for blessings from ancestors, and the elimination of enemies and dangers.

When Pradosh occurs on Friday it is known as Bhruguvara Pradosh. It is done to achieve wealth, property, good luck and success in life.

When Pradosh occurs on Saturday it is known as Shani Pradosh. It is done to get a promotion in job.

This means that the fast is observed as per the day on which the Pradosh tithi occurs.

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Story Behind The Pradosh Vrat:

  • The Unbearable Suffering Of A Prince: During ancient times, there was a poor priest. After the death of that priest, his widowed wife and son begged alms for their living throughout the day and returned home in the evening. One day, the widow met the prince of the Vidarbha region, because he was wandering there after the death of his father. The priest’s widow was not able to bear the suffering of the prince, and hence she brought him to her house and looked after him just like her son.
  • Shandilya Rishi Narrates How Lord Shiva Observed The Pradosh Vrat: One day, the widow took both sons to the ashram of Shandilya Rishi. There, she heard the story and rituals of Shiva’s Pradosh fast from the sage. After returning home she started observing the Pradosh fast. Practising religious rituals can give us strength and blessings. We can also invite divine grace if we take help from Astrology. Are planets favourably aligned for you? Know from Free Astrology Report
  • The Prince Encounters The Gandharva Girls: After a few days, both the children were playing in the forest when they encountered some Gandharva girls. While the priest’s son returned home, the prince started talking with them. One of the girl’s name was Anshumati. On that day, the prince returned home late.
  • The Prince Of Vidarbha Identified: On the next day, the prince visited the same place, and found that Anshumati was talking with her parents, who identified the prince and told him that he was the Prince of Vidarbha Nagar and that his name was Dharmagupt. Anshumati’s parents liked the prince and said that by the grace of Lord Shiva they would like to marry their daughter to him, and asked him if he was ready.
  • The Prince Of Vidarbha Marries Gandharva Girl Anshumati: The prince gave his approval and the marriage took place. Later, the prince attacked Vidarbha with a huge army of Gandharvas. He won the fierce battle and began to rule Vidarbha. Later, he brought the priest’s widow and her son with respect to his palace. Hence, all their grief and poverty ended and they started living happily, and the credit was attributed to the Pradosh fast. We need money in life to fulfill our wants and wishes.
  • The Importance Of Pradosh Vrat Recognised: From that day onwards, the importance and popularity of the Pradosh fast increased in society and people started observing the Pradosh fast as per the traditions.

Pradosh Vrat 2024: Important Dates And Timings

Date Time Pradosh Vrat
January 9, 2024, Tuesday Begins – 11:58 PM, Jan 08
Ends – 10:24 PM, Jan 09
Bhauma Pradosh Vrat
January 23, 2024, Tuesday Begins – 07:51 PM, Jan 22
Ends – 08:39 PM, Jan 23
Bhauma Pradosh Vrat
February 7, 2024, Wednesday Begins – 02:02 PM, Feb 07
Ends – 11:17 AM, Feb 08
Budha Pradosh Vrat
February 21, 2024, Wednesday Begins – 11:27 AM, Feb 21
Ends – 01:21 PM, Feb 22
Budha Pradosh Vrat
March 8, 2024, Friday Begins – 01:19 AM, Mar 08
Ends – 09:57 PM, Mar 08
Shukra Pradosh Vrat
March 22, 2024, Friday Begins – 04:44 AM, Mar 22
Ends – 07:17 AM, Mar 23
Shukra Pradosh Vrat
April 6, 2024, Saturday Begins – 10:19 AM, Apr 06
Ends – 06:53 AM, Apr 07
Shani Pradosh Vrat
April 21, 2024, Sunday Begins – 10:41 PM, Apr 20
Ends – 01:11 AM, Apr 22
Ravi Pradosh Vrat
May 5, 2024, Sunday Begins – 03:41, May 05
Ends – 02:40, May 06
Ravi Pradosh Vrat
May 20, 2024, Monday Begins – 03:58 PM, May 20
Ends – 05:39 PM, May 21
Soma Pradosh Vrat
June 4, 2024, Tuesday Begins – 00:18 AM, Jun 04
Ends – 10:01 PM, Jun 04
Bhauma Pradosh Vrat
June 19, 2024, Wednesday Begins – 07:28 AM, Jun 19
Ends – 07:49 AM, Jun 20
Budha Pradosh Vrat
July 3, 2024, Wednesday Begins – 07:10 AM, Jul 03
Ends – 05:54 AM, Jul 04
Budha Pradosh Vrat
July 18, 2024, Thursday Begins – 08:44 PM, Jul 18
Ends – 07:41 PM, Jul 19
Guru Pradosh Vrat
August 1, 2024, Thursday Begins – 03:28 PM, Aug 01
Ends – 03:26 PM, Aug 02
Guru Pradosh Vrat
August 17, 2024, Saturday Begins – 08:05 AM, Aug 17
Ends – 05:51 AM, Aug 18
Shani Pradosh Vrat
August 31, 2024, Saturday Begins – 02:25 AM, Aug 31
Ends – 03:40 AM, Sep 01
Shani Pradosh Vrat
September 15, 2024, Sunday Begins – 06:12 PM, Sep 15
Ends – 03:10 PM, Sep 16
Ravi Pradosh Vrat
September 29, 2024, Sunday Begins – 04:47 PM, Sep 29
Ends – 07:06 PM, Sep 30
Ravi Pradosh Vrat
October 15, 2024, Tuesday Begins – 03:42 AM, Oct 15
Ends – 00:19 AM, Oct 16
Bhauma Pradosh Vrat
October 29, 2024, Tuesday Begins – 10:31 AM, Oct 29
Ends – 01:15 PM, Oct 30
Bhauma Pradosh Vrat
November 13, 2024, Wednesday Begins – 01:01 PM, Nov 13
Ends – 09:43 AM, Nov 14
Budha Pradosh Vrat
November 28, 2024, Thursday Begins – 06:23 AM, Nov 28
Ends – 08:39 AM, Nov 29
Guru Pradosh Vrat
December 13, 2024, Friday Begins – 10:26 PM, Dec 12
Ends – 07:40 PM, Dec 13
Shukra Pradosh Vrat
December 28, 2024, Saturday Begins – 02:26 AM, Dec 28
Ends – 03:32 AM, Dec 29
Shani Pradosh Vrat

Pradosh Vrat Ritual, Tips & Mantra

On the day of Triyodashi wear clean, white coloured garments after bathing. Then decorate God’s Chowki with coloured clothes. First of all place the idol of Lord Ganesha on that Chowki, then keep the idol of Shiva-Parvati and worship it as per the rituals. Offer Naivedh to God and perform a havan. As per the legends, you should recite the Mantra: Om Uma Sahit Shivaya Namah at least 108 times while performing the Pradosh Vrat havan. Offer maximum Aahuti as per your faith. Thereafter do Aarti with complete devotion. Then feed a priest, and donate something to him. In the end, take blessings of Lord Shiva and the priest with your entire family. Lastly, everyone should eat the prasad.

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