Pradosh vrat comes every 13th day of the month; the 13th day, according to the Hindu calendar, is known
as Trayodashi, on which the Pradosh vrat is performed by Hindus. Hindu devotees worship Lord Shiva on
this day to gain their blessings. This period of Pradosh vrat is very good as Lord Shiva sprinkles their
blessings on their devotees.
On the stay, devotees worship Lord Shiva with bael leaves and intense
sandals; Abhishekand, most of the devotees also here Rudraksha and Vibhuti to complete the rituals
Observing this, Pradosh Vrat is to get relief from the torments. It is a very beneficial day for
removing all the negative things from the past by worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Devotees must worship at home as well as in temples also. They also worship Nandi the bull on this
auspicious day in the shiv temple. Every age kind of people can do this vrat.
According to Hindu Bible, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati feel charmed, happy, and liberal on the
Trayodashi. This vrat can be done by anyone disregarding age, gender, etc.
It is found that the vrat is performed in two different ways. Such as:-
Firstly, devotees fast during the daytime and can have breakfast t night.
Secondly, this fast is performed for 24 hours, which means for a whole day, which is broken
the next day. This is a very strict vrat.
Some important Vrat Tithi, Puja Tithi, and Time 2022
Date and Month
Puja Tithi Time
Great Start Time and Date
5:59 PM to 8:33 PM2
10:07 AM, Nov 21
6:00 PM to 8:36 PM
5:57 Am, Dec 05
6:06 PM to 8:42 PM
12:47 AM, Dec 21
Pradosh Vrat Katha
There are different kinds of Vrat Katha of pradosh depending on the different types of
pradosh. Once there was the God of heaven, named Chandra Dev, known as the ruler of the
planet of the Moon. He endured a pathetic disease due to his condemnation which was
given to him.
He did several things to get forgiveness from God; he also worshipped Lord
Shiva. He also offered Pradosh Vrat with full determination and dedication then Lord
Shiva gave him their divine and released him from his pathetic disease on the day of
trayodashi after being delighted by his prayers. So from that day, this day is
considered the Trayodashi Pradosh, and many Hindu devotees do the Triyodashi Pradosh
Vrat on this day.
This is another story of Pradosh Vrat, related to an old Brahmin lady who is a widow
living with her sons in a very small town named Mangalia. Once she was returning to
her home after collecting charity, then on her way, she found a young Prince of
Vidarbha, who was injured on the riverside. Provided him shelter and took care of
him. The enemy attacked the Prince's Kingdom then he hunted his Kingdom. Then the
Prince started living with the old widow and their sons. They observe Pradosh Vrat
regularly on the advice of pundits, forgetting the grace of Lord Shiva. Later, the
Prince met with the Gandharva, who got interested in him, and they both married with
their consent. After marrying the Gandharva, he fought with the enemies with the
help of the Gandharva army / his in-law's army and got the victory in this fight and
got back his Kingdom. Then the Prince recognizes the old widow with residence in the
royal palace as she has saved his life when needed help. He also posted his son to a
prime ministerial post in his Kingdom.
These are the vrat Katha of Pradosh through which the devotees get the divine of
Lord shiva. They usually sprinkle their blessing on us in the form of success,
prosperity, growth and enhancement of work, fulfilling the desires, and
liberating the person who has done wrong acts, sins, borrowings, and many other
Pradosh fast can be started in the early morning after having a bath.
Pradosh vrat can be observed in the morning, and after worshipping Lord Shiva in the evening and
distributing food and donations to the poor people, the devotees can break their vrat
This vrat is performed in another different way, and this is a strict vrat in which the vrat is
observed for the whole for 24 hours and should not eat and drink anything. This vrat will be
on the next day of trayodashi.
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat
Different types of Pradosh Vrats
Ravi Pradosh:- Ravi Pradosh is also known as Bhanu Pradosh. The Pradosh Vrat
falls in the month on Sunday. There are two active planets on this day: the Moon and
the sun. Performing Pradosh Vrat on this day with rituals brings good health,
prosperity, respect, and power to the devotees.
Som Pradosh:- Som Pradosh is basically on Monday of the month.
This vrat is helpful for those suffering from the planet Moon's balefulness because
this vrat is united with this planet. By observing this vrat, the devotees will get
the power to fulfil their desires, bringing peace to mind, relaxation, etc.
Baum Pradosh:- Baum Pradosh arises when the Trayodashi date comes on the
Tuesday of the month. This Pradosh Vrat is related to the planet of Mars, and
through this vrat, the people suffering from the sins of Mars planet can get relief
from their sufferings. This Pradosh Vrat also eliminates the conflicts, problems,
and issues related to health and irresponsibility.
Saumyavara Pradosh:- when the Pradosh vrat is on the Wednesday of any month,
it is considered the Saumyavara Pradosh. This Pradosh vrat is offered by those
devotees who wish to fulfil their dreams, who want happiness in their lives, good
ranks in studies, growth, and development, etc.
Guruvara Pradosh:- This Pradosh vrat comes on Thursday, and this Pradosh vrat
is related o Jupiter planet. The benefits the observer gets after performing the
vrat rituals are:- success in every field, good health, growth, expansion, etc.
Bhuruguwara Pradosh:- Bhuruguwara Pradosh vrat is on the Friday of the
month. This vrat is related to the Venus planet. This pradosh vrat tithi is very
auspicious for marriage as this day gives luck, blessings, and love in the life of
Shani Pradosh:- Shani Pradosh is always on Saturday of any
month. This day is dedicated to Lord Shani Dev, which is why its name is Shani
Pradosh. This Pradosh vrat is related to the planet Saturn. People facing misery and
pain during the Shani period should get liberty from their sins by observing the
Shani Pradosh vrat. This would also help the devotees maintain balance in life and
enhance their careers.