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Pradosh on Monday – Importance of Shiva Pradosha Vrat on Somwar

Pradosh, also referred as Pradosha Vrata and Shiva Pradosham, is a highly auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva. When Pradosh Vrat falls on Monday, it is known as Som or Soma Pradosh. Monday Pradosh 2017 dates are April 24 and May 8.
Monday, or Somwar, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered highly auspicious day to offer pujas and prayers to Lord Shiva. The day gains even greater significance during the month of Shravan (July – August).

Pradosh as the name indicates is a period just before sunset and after sunset – the twilight. 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 Pradosham period and they shower blessings on devotees.

Shiva devotees fast on the Pradosham day and the fast is broken after evening pujas. Most Shiva devotees also spent time at Shiva temples. Special pujas are performed in temples during the period.

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