Pradosh is a fasting dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and it is observed on the 13th day of the fortnight in a traditional Hindu Lunar Calendar. Pradosh February 2016 dates are February 6 and February 20.
Note - Both the Pradosh falling in Feb 2016 are on Saturdays. So it is known as Shani Pradosh.
The Pradosh 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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