Pradosham is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is observed on the 13th day of a fortnight in a Hindu calendar. July 2015 Pradosham date is July 13 and July 29. Pradosham occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.
The Pradosham falling on July 13 is on a Monday and hence it is of great significance. Somavaram or Monday is dedicated to Shiva.
The popular belief is that Shiva and Parvati are in a very generous and happy moon during the period and therefore fulfills the wishes of the devotees.
The Pradosham period is in the evening from 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. The fast which began at sunrise is broken during the period.
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