Pradosham Vrat is on 04th May, 2016.
Pradosham Vrat is a very auspicious day in Hinduism for the worship of the Hindu godhead Shiva. Lord Shiva is the destroyer of worlds and is a very powerful deity in Hinduism. Pradosh Vrat is celebrated so that the devotees can show their deference towards Lord Shiva and attain his blessings.
Pradosh Vrat is done on both ‘Trayodashi Tithis’ (thirteenth days) of a lunar month. It is also known as Soma Pradosh, Bhauma Pradosh and Shani Pradosh depending on the day it falls on.
Pradosh Vrat is a day of hope for the poor. Because all those who pray to Lord Shiva on this day get blessings of good fortune. So that their poverty is washed away along with all their debts.
It is said Lord Shiva danced at his abode, Mount Kailash on this day due to sheer elation. Many fasts on this day to show their devotion towards Lord Shiva and according to old scriptures. It is the optimal time to receive the blessings of Lord Shiva.
Observance of Pradosh vrat blesses one with Fame, Wealth, honour, progeny, happiness and luck.
Pradosh Vrat by Vipin Saini