New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Pradosh Vrat falls on every Krishna Paksha Trayodashi in the Chaitra (April) month. This fast is very auspicious for Hindus as on this day they worship Lord Shiva and seek their blessings to get rid of their sins. This month, this auspicious fast is being observed today, April 9. Do you know why the day is known as Pradosh? Because the puja is performed before and after sunset and this is the reason why it is also known as Pradosh Kaal. As the auspicious day is here, we have brought you some details regarding Pradosh Vrat such as shubh tithi, puja vidhi and significance that you must know before observing the fast.

Pradosh Vrat 2021 Date and Shubh Tithi

Chaitra Pradosh Vrat, Krishna Trayodashi Date: April 9, Friday

Shubh Tithi Begins: 3:15 am (April 9)

Shubh Tithi Ends: 4:27 am (April 10)

Pradosh Vrat 2021 Puja Vidhi

1. Wake up early, bathe and wear clean clothes.

2. Observe day-long fast.

3. Perform puja at home to Lord Shiva, chant Maha Mrityunjaya mantra 108 times, Shiva Stotram and Aarti.

4. Visit the nearby Shiva temple and perform Jalabhishek on Shivling. Offer belpatra and dhatura to please the Lord.

As per Hindu belief, there are two ways of observing Pradosh Vrat, either by observing a day-long fast or offering Jalaabhishek on Shivling.

Pradosh Vrat 2021 Importance of the auspicious day

Observing fast on this day will help you to clear all sins and attain salvation. Also, if a devotee is suffering from a major disease then, it starts getting cured. As per Hindu belief, worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on this day will bring peace, happiness, health and prosperity.

For unversed, there are numerous names of Pradosh Vrat. If the day falls on Monday then, it is known as Soma Pradosham; if on Tuesday, it is known as Bhauma Pradosham; and if on Saturday, it is known as Shani Pradosham.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv