Som Pradosh Vrat – Soma Pradosha



Observed on the 13th day of a lunar fortnight, Pradosh, also referred as Pradosha Vrata and Shiva Pradosham, is a highly auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva. Som or Soma Pradosh is observed when Pradosha Vrata day falls on a Monday. Next Som Pradosh is on January 13, 2014

Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered highly auspicious day to offer pujas and prayers to Lord Shiva.


Pradosh as the name indicates is a period just before sunset and after sunset.

Roughly, the Pradosha period is between 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. It is said that Lord Shiva and Parvati are in a happy mood during Pradosham period and they shower blessings on devotees.

Shiva devotees fast on the Pradosham day and the fast is broken after evening pujas. Most Shiva devotees also spent time at Shiva temples. Special pujas are performed in temples during the period.

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