Pradosh Vrat is a fortunate Hindu festival that is primarily observed to worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In addition to other rituals, Pradosh Vrat is a fasting ceremony carried out and devoted to the two deities. The festival or fasting ritual, which is mostly followed by Lord Shiva’s followers, can be carried out by anyone, regardless of age or gender.
Pradosh Vrat Katha
There are many well-known myths about Pradosh Vrat, one of which states that when the Moon contracts the ‘Kshaya Roga’ ailment, it has an adverse effect on his light, which causes it to dim. Lord Moon requests Lord Shiva’s assistance in order to find relief. In this manner, Lord Shiva puts an end to his suffering and frees him from the curse. It is termed “Pradosh” because it happened on Trayodashi Tithi, the day that he was given a second chance at life.
Every month there are two Pradosh Vrats, one in Shukla Paksha and the other in Krishna Paksha. Trayodashi is often referred to as “Teras.” “Pradosh Vrat” is observed on this day. In Pradosh Kaal, one should complete the Fast and Jagran. It assists in providing relief from any problems.
Puja Vidhi of Pradosh Vrat
The Pradosh Vrat observer should practice cleanliness, Satvikta, and Brahmacharya beginning on Dwadashi Tithi. After having a bath the following morning, the devotee should worship Lord Shiva. Shivling should be given a “Jalabhishek,” and the Om Namah Shiva mantra should be said. If fasting is possible, the devotee should not eat anything throughout the day, take a bath after sundown, and then worship Lord Shiva.
Puja can be performed in a Mandir or at home. Lord Shiva should be worshipped with flowers, Belpatra, Panchamrit, Akshat, Bhang, Datura, Safed Chandan, milk, Dhoop, etc., while the devotee is sitting towards the north or east. Perform “Jalabhishek” and chant the Shiva mantra and Shiva Chalisa. Prasad should be offered to the Lord after Aarti and Bhajan before being shared with others. Following the Puja, food should be provided to the Brahmins, and after receiving their blessings, Dakshina should be given.
Rules of Pradosh Vrat:
- On the day of Trayodashi, one should rise early in order to observe Pradosh Vrat.
- By taking a bath, one should practice meditation on Lord Shiva.
- During this fast, no food is consumed.
- Avoid becoming angry or in a tiff.
- On the day of the Pradosh Vrat, one should engage in brahmacharya.
- One should bathe on this day, an hour before sunset, as a form of worship for Lord Shiva.
- The Kusha asana should be practiced during the Pradosh Vrat.
Types of Pradosha Vrat:
Som Pradosh Vrat
Given that Monday is regarded as the day of Lord Shiva and the Moon, pradosh vrat on this day is quite significant and has favorable outcomes. It’s like the cherry on top. When Trayodashi Tithi falls on a Monday, the devotee experiences mental joy by practicing Pradosh Vrat on that day. Observing a fast on this day will help you find relief if the Moon is weak in your horoscope. The family achieves luck and happiness.
Bhom Pradosh Vrat
Tuesday’s Pradosh Vrat symbolizes the birth of a child and allies the problems brought on by Mangal Dosha. Fasting on this day helps to solve health-related issues. Patience is acquired while anger is reduced. When Pradosh Vrat is correctly observed, financial losses are eliminated, and any debt issues are resolved. For those who have issues with their blood, the Bhom Pradosh Vrat is quite helpful.
Budh Pradosh Vrat
The Wednesday Pradosh Vrat is also known as Saumya Pradosh, Somyavara Pradosh, and Buddha Pradosh. The practice of fasting on this day boosts intellectual capacity. Speech starts to sound melodic. By observing Pradosh Vrat on Wednesday, those whose horoscopes are problematic due to Mercury, any Vani Dosh disease, etc., would reap the blessings of the omens. They benefit from Mercury’s luck. Parents should observe Budh Pradosh Vrat if young children are struggling to focus on their studies because it is said to be useful.
Guru Pradosh Vrat
If Pradosh Vrat falls on a Thursday, the devotee will benefit from Jupiter’s favorable effects. The fast on this day is compared to the elders’ blessings, which assist the locals in having children and achieving riches. It increases knowledge and spiritual consciousness in a person.
Shukra Pradosh Vrat
Bhriguvara Pradosh Vrat is the name given to Pradosh Vrat on Friday. Fasting on this day can help you address your financial issues. The native experiences prosperity and good fortune in life. By keeping this fast, one increases their chances of finding love and good fortune.
Shani Pradosh Vrat
Shani Pradosh Vrat is observed when Trayodashi Tithi falls on a Saturday. The local receives Shani Dev’s blessings by keeping fast on this day. Additionally, Shani Dosh, Shani Sadesati, or Shani Dhaiya provide alleviation for the native. Shani Pradosh Vrat is observed to purge sins. One receives the favor of Shani Maharaja, who bestows blessings in accordance with our deeds. Shani Pradosh Vrat has a lot of influence when it comes to making money in the profession and company.
Ravi Pradosh Vrat
On Sunday, the Trayodashi Tithi is honored as the Ravi Pradosh Vrat. It is known as Bhanuvara Pradosh Vrat on this day. Worshiping both Surya Deva and Lord Shiva on this day is very good. By doing this swiftly, one becomes famous and well-known. The government and the state also provide advantages. If for any reason one is experiencing issues with the government, a breakup with one’s parent, or a reduction in contentment, happiness can be attained by observing the Ravi Pradosh Vrat. By doing the Ravi Pradosh Vrat, difficulties with the Sun in the horoscope can be rectified.