Pradosham | Pradosha Vratham | Pradosh

Pradosham is closely connected with the worship to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. Pradosham occurs monthly during Sukhla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.

Sukla Paksha Tithi happens before Full Moon or Poornima Tithi. Krishna Paksha Tithi happens before New Moon or Amavasya Tithi.

Pradosham | Pradosha Vratham | Pradosh  – Dates

Pradosham Dates Chennai, 2018
Date Day Start Time End Time  
14-Jan Sunday 16:30 19:30 Pradosham(KP)
29-Jan Monday 16:37 19:37 Soma Pradosham(SP)
13-Feb Tuesday 16:44 19:44 Bhauma Pradosham(KP)
27-Feb Tuesday 16:47 19:47 Bhauma Pradosham(SP)
14-Mar Wednesday 16:48 19:48 Pradosham(KP)
29-Mar Thursday 16:49 19:49 Pradosham(SP)
13-Apr Friday 16:51 19:51 Pradosham(KP)
27-Apr Friday 16:52 19:52 Pradosham(SP)
13-May Sunday 16:56 19:56 Pradosham(KP)
26-May Saturday 17:00 20:00 Shani Pradosham(SP)
11-Jun Monday 17:04 20:04 Soma Pradosham(KP)
25-Jun Monday 17:07 20:07 Soma Pradosham(SP)
24-Jul Tuesday 17:07 20:07 Bhauma Pradosham(SP)
9-Aug Thursday 17:03 20:03 Pradosham(KP)
23-Aug Thursday 16:55 19:55 Pradosham(SP)
7-Sep Friday 16:45 19:45 Pradosham(KP)
22-Sep Saturday 16:34 19:34 Shani Pradosham(SP)
6-Oct Saturday 16:25 19:25 Shani Pradosham(KP)
22-Oct Monday 16:15 19:15 Soma Pradosham(SP)
5-Nov Monday 16:11 19:11 Soma Pradosham(KP)
20-Nov Tuesday 16:08 19:08 Bhauma Pradosham(SP)
4-Dec Tuesday 16:11 19:11 Bhauma Pradosham(KP)
20-Dec Thursday 16:17 19:17 Pradosham(SP)
SP = Shukla Paksha KP = Krsna Paksha

Pradosh vrat happens on both Trayodashi Tithi, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, in lunar month.

Pradosham on Monday is called as Soma Pradosham. Soma is short for Somavar called Monday. Pradosham on Tuesday is called as Bhauma Pradosham and on Saturday, is called as Shani Pradosham.

The exact Pradosha Vratham occurs when Trayodashi Tithi exists during Sunset of the day. This period is auspicious for Lord Shiva Pooja.

Pradosh period is very auspicious for worshiping Lord Shiva, this auspicious period exists 1 hour 30 minutes before Sunset and 1 hour 30 minutes after Sunset.

A devotee completes the prayer with in this three hours time period. A devotee shall wear rudraksha, apply Vibhuti on his forehead and worship Lord Shiva by offering Bilva leaves, Deepam etc…

Shani Pradosh, the Pradosham falling on Saturday represent the Lord of the day, Saturn is considered an important among other Pradosham.

All Pradosh period occur between 1-1/2 hours before and right up until the moment of sunset in the time zone where you are physically.

Pradosh vratham is observed (approximately) between 4.30 to 6.30 pm on the Trayodashi day (thirteenth moon day), in the evening which has Trayodashi Tithi.

You can refer Panchangam to know the start and end time of Trayodashi Tithi and other details.