Pradosh Vrat August 2013 dates – Pradosh Vrat Fasting in August 2013

Pradosh Vrata, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva in a Hindu lunar month. In August 2013 Pradosha dates are August 4 and August 18. Another auspicious factor is that both the Pradosh are in the Hindi Calendar Shravan month dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Both the Pradosh in August 2013 falls in the auspicious Shravan month in North India.

As the Pradosh is falling on Sunday it is known as Ravi Pradosh.

Pradosh falls on the 12th day a Hindu lunar fortnight. There are two Pradoshas – one during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) and another during the waning phase of moon (Krishna Paksha).

Fasting, special pujas and rituals dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati are observed on the day. Most pujas and rituals are performed during the twilight period (around 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset).

Fasting from sunrise to sunset is observed on anyone of the Pradoshams in a month. There are also many Shiva devotees who fast on all the Pradosha days.

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