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Ravi Pradosh 2024 Dates – Importance Of Pradosh Vrat On Sunday

Ravi Pradosh occurs when the Pradosh Vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva falls on Sunday. Pradosh is observed on the 13th day of lunar fortnight. The trayodashi tithi should have pradosh period for the vrat to be observed. In 2024, Ravi Pradosh are marked on April 21, May 5 and September 15.

Importance Of Pradosh Vrat On Sunday

It is believed that observing Pradosh vrat, which falls on Sunday, will help a devotee in having a long life. It is also believed that one observing the vrat will be blessed with good health.

How To Observe Ravi Pradosh Vrat?

  • The person performing the vrat should wake up early in the morning just before sunrise and take bath. The person should be clean both mentally and physically.
  • The person should then offer prayers to Ganesha.
  • Next is to offer prayers to Shiva and Maa Parvati.
  • A fast is kept for the entire day.
  • The puja should be performed an hour before sunset. After taking bath the devotee should wear white color dress.
  • The puja is performed at the puja area in the house. Light lamp using cow ghee, offer white color flowers, offer dhoop and chandan, and offer a fruit as Prasad. Offer water to Shiva.
  • Now sit facing northeast and chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ mantra 108 times.