Pradosh Vrat March 2016 dates – Monthly Shiva Pradosha Vrat Fasting in March 2016



Pradosh, also referred as Pradosha Vrata and Shiva Pradosh, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva. March 2016 Pradosh dates are March 6 (Sunday) and March 20 (Sunday). Pradosh occurs twice in a Hindu month – on the 13th day during the waning and waxing phase of the moon.

Fasting on the day is from early morning to the Pradosh period which is in the evening from 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset.

Some Shiva devotees only fast during the Pradosh falling during the waning phase of moon.

The strictness of the fast depends on the devotee. The fast is broken in the evening after prayers. The puja and worship is done in the evening.

Most devotees make it a point to be present at a Shiva temple during this period.

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