Monday, December 24, 2012
The Pradosham Vrat
The Pradosham vrat is a fast which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. It is observed on the 13th day of each lunar fortnight. The dates for Pradosham vrat according to the Hindu calendar in India is on the 11th of December and 25th of December.
The vrat or upvaas begins at sunrise and ends at sunset after offering evening prayers in a temple or at home.
A popular Hindu myth narrates that Maa Paravati and Lord Shiva are happy during Pradosham, and they fulfill the desires of all who fast in this period.
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