Pradosham is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati and it falls on the 13th day of a lunar fortnight. Soma Pradosham is observed when Pradosham fasting day falls on a Monday. Soma Pradosham 2016 dates are given in detail below.
Soma Pradosham Vratam 2016 Dates
Monday is dedicated to Shiva. So when Pradosham falls on Monday it is considered highly auspicious day to offer pujas and prayers to Shiva.
Pradosham as the name indicates is a period just before sunset and after sunset. Roughly, the Pradosha period is between 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. It is said that Lord Shiva and Parvati are in a happy mood during Pradosha period and they shower blessings on devotees.
Shiva devotees fast on the Pradosham day and the fast is broken after evening pujas.