Pradosham May 2014 date – Monthly Shiva Pradosham Fasting dates in May 2014

Pradosham, also known as Pradosh Vrat, is an auspicious day associated with Shiva and Parvati. May 2014 Pradosham dates are May 12 and May 26. Pradosham occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.

The Pradosham falling on May 12 and May 26 are also known as Som Pradosh as it is on a Monday.

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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