Pradosh Vrat October 2020: Pradosh fast is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pradosha fast is done twice a month. According to Hindu Panchang, this fast is observed on the Shukla Paksha of every month and the Trayodashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha. This time Pradosh fast is being observed on 28th October i.e. today.
It is believed that the person who worships Lord Shiva with true heart on the day of Pradosh, Lord Shiva shower his blessings on that person. It is said that Lord Shiva should be worshiped on the day of Pradosh Vrat. It is believed that on the day of Pradosh fast, the person who recites the Pradosh Stotra mentioned in Skanda Purana, all their troubles are destroyed.
Pradosh Vrat Paath Vidhi
Wake up in Brahma Muhurta on Pradosh Vrat.
Take a clean bath after bathing.
Put white colored cloth on an outpost.
Cleanse the place by splashing Ganga water at the outpost.
Then install the idol of Lord Shiva on it.
Wear a garland of white flowers to Lord Shiva.
Now light a mustard oil lamp. Also light lamps, incense and incense sticks.
Worshiping Lord Shiva and paying obeisance to him.
After this, chant the mantras of Lord Shiva.
Then recite the Pradosh Stotra. After the completion of the lesson, perform aarti to Lord Shiva and bow to him.
Offer fruits or sweets to Lord Shiva. If you want, you can also offer Kheer. Because it is said that Kheer is very dear to Lord Shiva.
Pradoshastotraashtakam described in Sriskandapuran
Satyam Bravimi Parlokhitam Bravrim Saran Bravimupanishdhriday Brimi.
Sansaramulbanamsaramvapya janto: saroyamishvarapadamburuhousya seva
This Nachyanti Girishman Samay Pradoshhe, this Nachitta Shivampi Pranamanti Chanye.
त्taktha श्रa shrutipaturn pibanti m मूdhaste, janam janasu bhavanti nara daridra:॥
These are the blessings of God, kurvantyanyanamasanghrisrojpujam.
Kailasasheva Bhuvanaye Trijjajjaninitri Gaurin Investya Kanakachitratnapeethe.
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Vagdevi Dhritavallaki Shatmakho Venu Daddhatpadmajastalonnidrakaro Rama Bhagavati Gayapriyapagita.
Vishnu: Sandramadandavanapayurdeva: Samanthatsthitaha, Sevente Tamanu Pradoshamaye Devan Mridanipatam.
Gandharvayakshpatagoreg-siddha-sadhva-vidhyadharam ravarapsarasan gan.
These other trilokanikalas: Sahabhutvarga: Acquiring Pradosh Samaye Harparshavastha:
Therefore Pradoshe Shiva is one and worshiped Nanye Haripadmajadya.
Tasminmhese Vidhyanejyamane Survey Survey Prasidanti Suradhinatha:॥
Esha te tanayah: The former born Brahminottam.
Pratigrahayavayo ninye na danadyaayah: Sukarmabhi:॥
Ato daridriyamapann: Putraste dvijbhamini.
Tadosha paripaharhartham sharanam yatu sankram
4 Pradoshastotraashtak Sampoornam under Iti Sriskandapuran