Pradosh Vrat is one of the most fortunate day in the Hindu calendar for the worship of the Hindu godhead Lord Shiva. Shiva said to be the destroyer of worlds, is the most powerful god of the Hindu religion. This vrat is a ritual carried on and observed to get the blessings of Lord Shiva for a good year.
Pradosh Vrat is done on both ‘Trayodashi Tithis’ (thirteenth days) of a lunar month. It is known by many names depending on the day of the week it falls on, such as Soma Pradosh, Bhauma Pradosh and Shani Pradosh.
There is a lot of significance related to Pradosh Vrat in Hindu mythology. According to it, on Pradosh Vrat anyone who fasts for the whole day in dedication to Lord Shiva would be purified of his/her sins and mistakes. It is also believed that Lord Shiva danced on Mount Kailash, his abode, to celebrate the day.
In modern India, this day holds a special place in the hearts of the poor. Praying to Lord Shiva on this holy day eradicates the destitute of their poverty and debts. It is also a way to salvation for many who our devout followers of Lord Shiva.
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