Pradosh Vrat in October 2017 – Shiva Pradosha Vrat Fasting in October 2017

Pradosh is a highly auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva, which occurs twice during the Hindu lunar month. Pradosh dates in October 2017 – October 3 and October 17. Also referred as Pradosha Vrata, it occurs during the two different phases of moon (waxing and waning) in a Hindu month. Prayers are offered to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati during the twilight period on the day.

The Pradosh Vrat Falling on October 3 and October 17, 2017 are on Tuesday, therefore it is known as Bhauma Pradosh.

Pradosh as the name indicates is a period just before sunset and after sunset. Loosely the Pradosh period is between 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. Most devotees prefer to pray to Lord Shiva or remain in Shiva temples during the Pradosha period.

Devotees fasting on the Pradosh day, break their fasting after the evening prayers.

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