Pradosh Vrat 2020

The festival of Pradosh Vrat, commonly known as Pradosham in the southern parts of India, is celebrated to worship Lord Shiva. According to the Hindu Lunar calendar, the festival is observed twice a month, on both Trayodashi Tithi -  on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi as well as on Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.

When Pradosh Vrat day falls on a Monday, it is called Soma Pradosham, on a Tuesday, it is called Bhauma Pradosham, and on a Saturday, it is called Shani Pradosham.

Pradosh Vrat 2020 will be observed on 25 days. List of Pradosh Vrat 2020, along with the Pradosh Vrat Puja Vidhi, has been mentioned in the table below -



Pradosh Vrat                                                        


Puja Timings                                    


Pausha (Shukla) Trayodashi

8th January

05:40 PM to 08:23 PM.


Magha (Krishna) Trayodashi

22nd January

05:52 PM to 08:32 PM.


Magha (Shukla) Trayodashi

7th February

06:05 PM to 06:31 PM.


Phalguna (Krishna) Trayodashi

20th February

06:14 PM to 08:46 PM.


Phalguna (Shukla) Trayodashi

7th March

06:25 PM to 08:52 PM.


Chaitra (Krishna) Trayodashi

21st March

06:33 PM to 08:55 PM.


Chaitra (Shukla) Trayodashi

5th April

07:24 PM to 08:58 PM.


Vaishakha (Krishna) Trayodashi

20th April

06:50 PM to 09:02 PM.


Vaishakha (Shukla) Trayodashi

5th May

06:59 PM to 09:06 PM.


Jyestha (Krishna) Trayodashi

19th May

07:07 PM to 09:11 PM


Jyestha (Shukla) Trayodashi

3rd June

07:16 PM to 09:17 PM


Ashadha (Krishna) Trayodashi

18th June

07:21 PM to 09:22 PM


Ashadha (Shukla) Trayodashi

2nd July

07:23 PM to 09:24 PM


Shravana (Krishna) Trayodashi

18th July

07:20 PM to 09:23 PM


Shravana (Shukla) Trayodashi

1st August

07:12 PM to 09:18 PM


Bhadrapada (Krishna) Trayodashi

16th August

06:59 PM to 09:10 PM


Bhadrapada (Shukla) Trayodashi

30th August

06:45 PM to 08:59 PM


Ashwina (Krishna) Trayodashi

15th September

06:26 PM to 08:46 PM


Ashwina (Shukla) Trayodashi

29th September

06:09 PM to 08:34 PM


Kartika (Krishna) Trayodashi

14th October

05:52 PM to 08:22 PM


Kartika (Shukla) Trayodashi

28th October

05:39 PM to 08:13 PM


Margashirsha (Krishna) Trayodashi

13th November

05:28 PM to 05:59 PM


Margashirsha (Shukla) Trayodashi

27th November

05:24 PM to 08:06 PM


Pausha (Krishna) Trayodashi

12th December                   

05:25 PM to 08:09 PM


Pausha (Shukla) Trayodashi

27th December 05:32 PM to 08:16 PM


Customs and Rituals Observed-

The meaning of ‘Pradosh’ is the removal of sins. Devotees of Lord Shiva observe Pradosh Vrat, to seek his blessings, and to remove negative karma caused by any mistakes they may have made. By keeping the fast, devotees are also blessed with good health and wealth. Astrologers also suggest couples, who may be having trouble in conceiving, to observe this fast. Many people also worship Goddess Parvati along with Lord Shiva.

A traditional ritual also includes lighting a deep (diya) in front of the idol of Lord Shiva, or even going for darshan(visiting) to a Shiva Temple. The deity, Lord Bholenath, another form of Lord Shiva, is also worshipped. Devotees chant the Shiva Chalisa (a prayer for Lord Shiva) during the puja.

Pradosh Vrat 2020 can be a very auspicious time to make some required changes in your life. For those who may be facing troubles and problems in their life, consult our expert astrologers on to learn what remedies can be carried out during this festival for a better life.




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