Pradosham Dates 2023

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Pradosham Dates 2023

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4 January
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat S
19 January
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat K
2 February
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat S
18 February
(Saturday)
Shani Pradosh Vrat K
4 March
(Saturday)
Shani Pradosh Vrat S
19 March
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat K
3 April
(Monday)
Soma Pradosh Vrat S
17 April
(Monday)
Soma Pradosh Vrat K
3 May
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat S
17 May
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat K
1 June
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat S
15 June
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat K
1 July
(Saturday)
Shani Pradosh Vrat S
14 July
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat K
30 July
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat S
13 August
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat K
28 August
(Monday)
Soma Pradosh Vrat S
12 September
(Tuesday)
Bhauma Pradosh Vrat K
27 September
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat S
11 October
(Wednesday)
Pradosh Vrat K
26 October
(Thursday)
Pradosh Vrat S
10 November
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat K
24 November
(Friday)
Pradosh Vrat S
10 December
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat K
24 December
(Sunday)
Pradosh Vrat S
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Pradosham comes two times every 15 days. Pradosham is the time when one comes back to a spiritual awakening. The 13th day of the moon is very important. The specific awakening time for Pradosham is between 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM in India. It is believed that this is the time that Shiva descends to the earth and into our consciousness. He comes to give humans knowledge and awareness.

At the time of the Samudra Manthan when the milky ocean was churned, the Devas (angels ) on one side and Asuras (on the other) pulled the Vasuki snake wrapped around the Mandara mountain on the back of the Kurma Avataar of Lord Vishnu. They churned the ocean; the Vasuki snake felt the pain and released poison out. It was going to consume everyone. They did not know what to do. They went to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva collected all the poison and drank it. Goddess Parvati said that she resides in the heart of Lord Shiva and if he drinks it It would harm her as well, so he stopped the poison at his neck, making His neck blue. So, he came to be called “Neelakantha.” The Ananda Tandav was performed after this. So it is said to be a happy time. In our minds, there is a constant battle between the inner angels and demons. It is said that the negative karmas that get churned, we can be free from them.

The story represents the element of poison which represents karma. Everyone suffers from karma at varying degrees, no matter who the person is. On this level, this suffering is for each person. Lord Shiva agrees to remove this poison like Karma to save humankind. Karma can be dispelled on the earth plane. In the recollection of this cosmic event, one can dissolve his karmas. The specific time to do this is the 13 days of the waxing and waning of the moon. This is the window time an hour and a half before sunset. This is the time dedicated to removing karma. During this time, Shiva’s energy is available on the earth. To remove sufferings, a ritual is performed. Any negative impressions, any impurities of the mind and the consciousness can be removed.

As per the Shiv Purana, the Pradosh Kal is said to beneficial to attain children, health and wealth. It absolves all sins of the devotees and liberates them of their past actions. All desires are fulfilled by praying at this specific time on this day.

A holy pleasant dance at this time is performed by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Just by pouring milk on a Shivling and the Nandi bull, visiting a Shiva temple, reading the Shiv Chalisa, chanting the names of Lord Shiva, offering flowers, rice sugar honey, milk, bel leaves pleases the Lord, and sufferings and past karma can be mitigated. The supreme Lord cleanses us internally on this day. This is a powerful ritual to do on the day of Pradosham. Praying to Lord Shiva at the Pradosh Kal brings prosperity and gives happiness. Fasting is also performed on this day. Anyone can practice this. Meditate or just so Japa.



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