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Pradosham Vrat 2020: Importance, Date, Time and Significance

Pradosham Vrat 2020: According to the Hindu Calendar, Pradosham occurs bi-monthly on the 13th day of every fortnight. Devotees particularly consider this as auspicious to worship Mahadev.

In simple terms, Pradosham or Pradosh translates to removing or being free of sins. Therefore, the Trayodashi Tithis – Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi hold a great significance in the Hindu calendar. The famous story of Lord Shiva drinking poison from a river to save the world is the reason behind celebrating by keeping Pradosh vrat.

Fasting on these days is a common occurrence in Indian households. A lot of people fast on Pradosham Vrat 2020.

Soma Pradosham is when Pradosham falls on a Monday and Bhauma Pradosh when it occurs on a Tuesday.

Learned men consider Pradosham as holy to perform Puja and take blessings of God. 

Fasting On Pradosham Vrat:

Pradosham Vrat 2020

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Devotees mark this day by worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Fasting on this day is significant to free one from their sins and get what they desire. 

Particularly, there are two important ways one can choose to fast on this pious day. Firstly, you either keep a 24-hour fast without sleeping in the night or fast from sunrise till sunset.

Secondly, you can worship the Shivling and chant the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra 108 times. Then,  light a single lamp in the period. Take a bath and keep a fast before sunrise. After that, end the day by worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Pradosham Dates 2020:

Date From To
January 08 17:53 20:26
January 22 18:01 20:32
February 07 18:08 18:31
February 20 18:12 20:40
March 07 18:15 20:40
March 21 18:16 20:40
April 05 19:24 20:38
April 20 18:18 20:38
May 05 18:21 20:38
May 19 18:24 20:41
June 03 18:29 20:44
June 18 18:33 20:48
July 02 18:35 20:50
July 18 18:35 20:51
August 01 18:32 20:49
August 16 18:25 20:44
August 30 18:17 20:38
September 15 18:06 20:29
September 29 17:56 20:21
October 14 17:46 20:13
October 28 17:39 20:09
November 13 17:35 17:58
November 27 17:35 20:08
December 12 17:40 20:13
December 27 17:47 20:20

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