Pradosham October 2016 Dates – Monthly Fast Dedicated to Shiva in October 2016

Pradosham is a monthly fasting day dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The day occurs twice during the Hindu lunar month. Pradosham dates in October 2016 – October 13 and October 27. (October 28 in western parts of India). Prayers are offered to Shiva and Goddess Parvati during the twilight period on the day.

Pradosham as the name indicates is a period just before sunset and after sunset. Loosely the Pradosham period is between 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset.

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

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