Pradosh Vrat dates in 2016 are here. Lord Shiva known to be the demolisher of the universe, but in the real sense acts as a protector of the universe. Lord Shiva is worshiped on Pradosham and Pradosh Vrat is observed. MyKundali brings you the Pradosh Vrat dates in 2016.
The Pradosh Vrat is a fast which is observed in the name of Lord Shiva. Pradosham occurs twice in the lunar month of the Hindu Calendar . Pradosh Vrat is observed on the thirteenth (Trayodashi) day during the Sandhyakal of both Shukla Paksha (bright half) and Krishna Paksha (dark half). Pradosh Vrat in 2016 will again be observed by the devotees during this time.
Pradosh also known as Pradosham or Pradosha in India. Pradosham is believed to be one of the most significant days for praying to Lord Shiva. The Pradosh day is believed to be one of those days on which Lord Shiva along with the Goddess Parvati is extremely happy, delighted and generous. Before we go ahead and talk about the significance of Pradosh Vrat in 2016, let’s first know what does Pradosh mean and what does the Pradosh Vrat signify?
Pradosh means the dusk time. Pradosham is referred to the auspicious 3 hours period. This time of 3 hours is divided into two parts 1.5 hours before the sunset and 1.5 hours after the sunset.
Vrat or fast means abstinence or reduction of some food items and drinks. Hence, Pradosh Vrat means abstinence from normal food (wheat, salt) during the time of twilight. Let’s now talk about the types of Pradosh Vrat.
The Pradosh Vrat is observed on the thirteenth day of the each lunar fortnight during the time of Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha.
Basically, Pradosh Vrat has its own benefits according to the days on which it occurs. The Pradosham in 2016 will again be known by these names. These Pradoshams as per the days are known as follows:
These are the different types of Pradoshams as per the days. They are either observed in the Krishna Paksha or in the Shukla Paksha as per the Hindu calendar. Let’s find out the dates of Pradosham in 2016.
As per the Hindu calendar, in every lunar month there are two Pradoshams. Let’s see the dates of Pradosh Vrat in 2016.
|7 January||Thursday||Budh Pradosham|
|21 January||Thursday||Budh Pradosham|
|6 February||Saturday||Shani Pradosham|
|20 February||Saturday||Shani Pradosham|
|6 March||Sunday||Ravi Pradosham|
|20 March||Sunday||Ravi Pradosham|
|5 April||Tuesday||Bhauma Pradosham|
|19 April||Tuesday||Bhauma Pradosham|
|4 May||Wednesday||Budh Pradosham|
|19 May||Thursday||Guru Pradosham|
|2 June||Thursday||Guru Pradosham|
|17 June||Friday||Shukra Pradosham|
|2 July||Saturday||Shani Pradosham|
|17 July||Sunday||Ravi Pradosham|
|31 July||Sunday||Ravi Pradosham|
|15 August||Monday||Soma Pradosham|
|29 August||Monday||Soma Pradosham|
|14 September||Wednesday||Budh Pradosham|
|28 September||Wednesday||Budh Pradosham|
|13 October||Thursday||Guru Pradosham|
|27 October||Thursday||Guru Pradosham|
|12 November||Saturday||Shani Pradosham|
|26 November||Saturday||Shani Pradosham|
|11 December||Sunday||Ravi Pradosham|
|26 December||Monday||Soma Pradosham|
Now, you know the dates of Pradosh Vrat. Let’s find out the significance of Pradosh Vrat before you observe a fast on the Pradosham in 2016.
As per the Shiva Purana, Pradosh Vrat is considered to be the most beneficial fast in order to attain health, wealth, and children. The Pradosh Vrat liberates the devotees from all the past and present sins. By observing Pradosham with full devotion and dedication, all the demands are fulfilled by Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Hence, those devotees who want to get rid of all the past sins and receive the blessings of Lord Shiva observe the Pradosh Vrat in 2016. Let’s first know what is the real story behind observing the Pradosh Vrat?
Pradosh Vrat is a fast observed in the name of Lord Shiva or Neelkanth. Neelkanth is the name given to Lord Shiva post the event of Samudra Manthan (ocean of milk). He saved the universe by holding the lethal venom in his throat, which turned his neck blue.
It was during the time of Samudra Manthan (ocean of milk) when everything submerged under water. Vasuki (the King of Nagas) who served as a churning rope and mount Mandarachala acted as the churning rod. Many things came out of the ocean, among which, Halahal (the lethal poison) was one. This venom could have resulted in the end of the universe. Hence, all the Devas and Ausras who were trying to churn the ocean pleaded Lord Shiva to save the universe. Halahal, before causing any harm, was consumed by Lord Shiva on the twelfth Moon day. On knowing about the poison, Goddess Parvati stopped it from entering Lord Shiva’s body by pressing his neck, which turned the color of the neck to blue. Since then, Lord Shiva is known as Neelkanth.
Post that event, Devas and Asuras got the Amrit along with new life to the universe. They all in the happiness and festivity forgot to thank Lord Shiva. But on the thirteenth day (Trayodashi), they realized their mistake and asked for mercy. Lord Shiva forgave them and celebrations continued. It is believed that that time was Pradosham. Since then, that time is known as Pradosham. Hence, whoever prays to Shiva in this time, Lord Shiva fulfills his/her wishes and one attains salvation.
Another myth associated to Pradosham Vrat is that of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is believed that on the day of Trayodashi (the thirteenth day), during the time of dusk, the couple is in a very happy and favorable mood. Hence, if you offer your prayers with full devotion and sincerity, all your wishes come true.
So, on the day of Pradosham in 2016, remember Lord Shiva with full devotion so that he blesses you with everything.
Now when you know the legends associated with Pradosh Vrat, let’s find out the rituals involved in performing Pradosh Vrat in 2016.
Since Pradosh Vrat is the time to worship Lord Shiva, but there are certain rituals involved in observing the Pradosham Vrat.
There are two ways for observing the Pradosh Vrat:
During the Pradosh fast, you can donate pot, cloth, and image of Lord Shiva to the Brahmin in the temple.
During the time of Pradosh Vrat in 2016, follow these simple rituals with pure heart and sincerity. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati will grant all your wishes.
These are the traditional rituals which are followed while observing the Pradosh Vrat to worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Since time immemorial, it is believed that the gods and goddesses do not see the kind of rituals and the material wealth a devotee possesses. It is only the devotion, sincere dedication and prayer which the lords demand. So, even if you fast or don’t, whether you visit a temple or not, if your heart is pure, your thoughts are true, and your deeds are right, Lord Shiva will bless you in each and every task you perform in your life. So, worship Lord Shiva this Pradosham dates in 2016 and Lord Shiva will grant all your wishes.
We at MyKundali hope that this article will benefit you in knowing about Pradosh Vrat in 2016.