Pradosham, also known as Pradosh Vrat, is an auspicious day associated with Shiva and Parvati. March 2013 Pradosham dates are March 9 and March 24. Pradosham occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.
Pradosham on March 9, 2013 falls on Saturday, therefore it is also known as Shani Pradsoh. Fasting on Shani Pradosh is highly meritorious as it will bring relief to people facing Shani related troubles in horoscope.
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.
Most devotees make it a point to be present at a Shiva temple or offer prayers at home.
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