Pradosh Fast Calendar 2023 With Significance of Pradosh Vrat

Pradosh Vrat is a very auspicious and effective fast. This fast depicts a specific date and time. Pradosh is also known as Pradosham. This fast is observed on the Triyodashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Hindu calendar month. This Vrat is primarily connected to Lord Shiva. On this day Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped.

It is believed that Lord Shiva infinitely blesses the person who observes a fast on this day. This fast can be instrumental to obtain things that one desires. Ritually Pradosh Vrat Puja is primarily performed in the evening of Triyodashi Tithi. Pradosh Vrat is divided into several categories. It is divided as per day, time, month etc. Some of these variations are Nitya Pradosh, Paksh Pradosh, Maas Pradosh, Maha Pradosh etc.

Pradosh Puja Procedure

In order to perform this Puja, either wear white or light coloured clothes. Visit Lord Shiva temple and worship Shivling. Along with that chant the Panchakshari Mantra. Offer Bail Patra to Lord Shiva. Read the Pradosh Vrat Story. After Lord Shiva Arti, food should be offered to Lord Shiva. The food should then be distributed as Prasad to everyone. Lord Shiva should be worshipped at dawn and at dusk during the Pradosh Puja.

Pradosh Fast Tithi for 2023

Date Day Hindu lunar month
04 Jan Wednesday Paush Shukla Paksha
January 19 Thursday Magh Krishna Paksha
03 February Friday Magh Shukla Paksha
February 18 Saturday Falgun Krishna Paksha
04 March Saturday Falgun Shukla Paksha
March 19 Sunday Chaitra Krishna Paksha
03 April Monday Chaitra Shukla Paksha
April 17 Monday Vaisakh Krishna Paksha
03 May Wednesday Vaishakh Shukla Paksha
May 17 Wednesday Jyestha Krishna Paksha
Jun 01 Thursday Jyestha Shukla Paksha
June 15 Thursday Ashadha Krishna Paksha
01 July Saturday Ashadh Shukla Paksha
July 15 Saturday Shravan Krishna Paksha
July 30 Sunday Shravan Shukla Paksha
August 13 Sunday  Shravan Krishna Paksha
August 28 Monday Shravan Shukla Paksha   
September 12 Tuesday Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha
September 27 Wednesday Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha
October 12 Thursday Ashwin Krishna Paksha
October 26 Thursday Ashwin Shukla Paksha
November 10 Friday Karthik Krishna Paksha
November 24 Friday Karthik Shukla Paksha
December 10 Sunday Margashirsha Krishna Paksha
December 24 Sunday Margashirsha Shukla Paksha