Pradosh January 2014 dates – Monthly Shiva Pradosh Vrat and Fasting in January 2014

Pradosha, also known as Pradosh Vrat, is an auspicious day associated with Shiva and Parvati. January 2014 Pradosh Vrat dates are January 13 and January 28. Pradosham occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.

The January 13 Pradosh falls on a Monday and therefore it is known as Som Pradosh. Monday is dedicated to Shiva and prayers offered on the day are considered highly meritorious.

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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