Pradosh Vrat is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is observed on the 13th day of a lunar fortnight in a traditional Hindu calendar. In July 2014, Pradosh Vrat dates are July 10 and July 24. The fasting on the day begins at sunrise and ends at the Pradosha or twilight period.
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.
The Pradosh period is in the evening from 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. Most devotees make it a point to be present at a Shiva temple during this period.
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