Pradosh January 2017 dates – Monthly Shiva Pradosh Vrat and Fasting in January 2017

Pradosh, also known as Pradosha Vrat, is an auspicious day associated with Shiva and Parvati. January 2017 Pradosh Vrat dates are January 10 (Tuesday) and January 25 (Wednesday). Pradosh occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.

The Pradosh on January 10 is also known as Bhauma Pradosh as it falls on Tuesday.

The Pradosha 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.

Most devotees make it a point to be present at a Shiva temple or offer prayers at home.

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