Pradosh, or Pradosha, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva and is observed on the 12th day of a lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. Bhauma Pradosh 2016 dates are given in detail below. When the Pradosh Vrata day falls on a Tuesday it is known as Bhauma Pradosh. Bhouma is another name of planet Mars or Mangal.
Bhauma Pradosh 2016 dates
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Mangal or Mars is the presiding deity of Mangalwar or Tuesday. There are numerous legends in Hindu scriptures that are associated with Mangal and Shiva. It is said that Bhaum had performed intense Tapas and he was blessed with Mangal Loka by Shiva.
Shiva devotees undertake a fasting from sunrise to sunset on the Pradosh day.