Pradosh is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is observed on the 13th day of a fortnight in a Hindu calendar. July 2013 Pradosham date is July 5, and July 20. Pradosham occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.
The Pradosh on July 20 is on Saturday. Therefore it is known as Shani Pradosh. The Pradosh falling on Saturday is good for people who have problems with Shani in horoscope.
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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