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Masik Pradosha Vrat Puja Vidhi and Vrat Katha - Know the Significance and Importance

Masik Pradosha Vrat Puja Vidhi and Masik Pradosha Vrat Katha

This fast falls on Trayodashi of Krishna and Shukla Paksha every month. On today, the fast is worshiped by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Especially people of Shaivism celebrate Pradosh Vrat with great pomp. It's said that by virtue of this fast, all the wishes of a person are fulfilled. Also, all kinds of defects also go away.

What is Masik Pradosha fast?

Each month celebrates Trayodashi on Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha. The fast of the Trayodashi of each occasion is named Pradosh Vrat. The time after sunset and before nightfall is named Pradosh Kaal. Lord Shiva is worshiped on this fast.

Fasting, worship, fasting and so on. have been given great significance in Hinduism. It's believed that by keeping a fast with a true mind, a person gets what he wants. Although there is some fast of each month in Hinduism, but Pradosh Vrat is very a lot recognized in all of them.

According to the scriptures, the evening time is called Pradosh on the Trayodashi date. It's believed that Lord Shiva dances in his Rajat Bhawan at Mount Kailash throughout Pradosh. That's the reason people keep Pradosh fast on today to please Shiva.

By keeping this fast, all troubles and all kinds of defects are erased. Performing Pradosh fast in Kali Yuga is very beneficial and Shiva gives grace. Pradosha fast, which is done on all the seven days of the week, has special significance. Pradosh is known by different names in many places. In South India, people know Pradosha as Pradosham.

Importance of Masik Pradosh Vrat


The supreme devotee of Lord Shiva, Sut Ji has told Pradosh Vrat to importance. He has said that Pradosha is especially fruitful according to the day. If it falls on Monday, then Som Pradosh is fasting. If it falls on Tuesday, it's called Bhaum and on Saturday it's called Shani Pradosh Vrat. This time is on Wednesday. Therefore, worshiping Shiva on this day proves all kinds of desires.

Masik Pradosha Vrat Puja Vidhi

  • Pradosh fast in the evening is considered good for worship time as according to Hindu calendar, all Shiva temples chant Pradosh Mantra in the night.
  • To keep Pradosh fast, first of all you get up before sunrise on the day of Trayodashi.
  • After bathing, you put on clean clothes.
  • After that you should worship Lord Shiva with Belpatra, Akshat, Deep, Dhoop, Gangajal and so on.
  • Food is not taken on this fast.
  • After fasting for the whole day, take a shower again before sunset and put on a white colored cloth.
  • Cleanse the place of worship with clean water or Ganges water.
  • Now take cow dung and with its help prepare the pavilion.
  • With the help of 5 different colors, make a Rangoli in the pavilion.
  • After making all the preparations for the puja, you face your northeast and sit on the seat of Kusha.
  • Mantra of Lord Shiva, Om Namah: Chant Shivaaya and offer water to Shiva.

From the religious point of view, on the day you want to keep Pradosha quick, choose the Trayodashi and read and listen to the story prescribed for that groom.

Masik Pradosha Katha

According to a story given in Skanda Purana, it's a matter of ancient times. A widowed Brahmini would go to her son daily to beg and return by evening. As usual, one day when she was returning with alms, she saw a very beautiful child on the river bank, however the Brahmin didn't know who the boy was and whose?

Actually the name of that child was Dharmagupta and he was the prince of Vidarbha country. The father of the boy who was the king of Vidarbha, the enemies killed him in battle and took the kingdom under him. Dharmagupta's mother also passed away in mourning of the father and the enemies drove Dharmagupta out of the kingdom. Seeing the condition of the child, the Brahmin adopted him and took care of him like his son.

A few days later, Brahmani went with his two children to Dev Dev temple, where he met Rishi Shandilya. Rishi Shandilya was a noted sage, whose wisdom and wisdom were discussed everywhere.

The sage told the Brahmin about the kid's past, that's, the death of his parents, which the Brahmin was very sad to hear. The sage advised the Brahmani and his two sons to perform Pradosh fast and explained the entire law and order related to it. According to the rules laid down by the sage, the Brahmani and the kids performed the fast, however they didn't know what could be the result of this fast.

After a few days both the boys were doing Van Vihar, then they noticed some Gandharva girls there which was very beautiful. Prince Dharmagupta was attracted to a Gandharva girl named Anshumati. After some time both Rajkumar and Anshumati started liking each other and Kanya called Rajkumar to meet his father Gandharvaraj for marriage. When Kanya's father came to know that the child is the prince of Vidarbha country, he got them both married by the order of Lord Shiva.

Prince Dharmagupta's life started changing back. He struggled a lot and rebuilt his Gandharva army. The prince regained control of the Vidarbha country.

After some time he came to know that whatever he has achieved in the past was the result of Pradosh Vrat done by Brahmani and Prince Dharmagupta. Pleased along with his true worship, Lord Shiva gave him the power to fight every trouble in life. From that point, it was acknowledged within the Hindu religion that anyone who will worship Shiv on the day of Pradosh and concentrate on listening to the story of Pradosh fast and will never have to face any trouble or poverty for 100 births.

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