Pradosh January 2016 dates – Monthly Shiva Pradosh Vrat and Fasting in January 2016

Pradosh, also known as Pradosha Vrat, is an auspicious day associated with Shiva and Parvati. January 2016 Pradosh Vrat dates are January 7 (Thursday) and January 21 (Thursday). Pradosh occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.

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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