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Pradosh Vrat, which is also known as Pradosham is observed to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.

Pradosh Vrat is observed on both Trayodashi Tithis, i.e. Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, in lunar month.

Fasting for Pradosham depends on sunset time and it is observed when Trayodashi Tithi prevails after sunset.

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

Pradosh means the dusk time. Pradosham is referred to the auspicious 3 hours period. This time of 3 hours is divided into two parts 1.5 hours before the sunset and 1.5 hours after the sunset.

Vrat or fast means abstinence or reduction of some food items and drinks. Hence, Pradosh Vrat means abstinence from normal food (wheat, salt) during the time of twilight.

Pradosh Vrat has its own benefits according to the days on which it occurs. These Pradoshams as per the days are known as follows:

Som Pradosh : When the Pradosh Vrat falls on a Monday. Fasting help satisfy the desires of the Lord Shiva’s devotees and he/she becomes a positive thinker.

Bhaum Pradosh : When the Pradosh Vrat falls on Tuesday. The benefit of Bhaum Pradosh Vrat is that it gives relief from health problems and enhances the physical health. It also brings prosperity.

Saumya Vaara Pradosha : When the Pradosh Vrat falls on a Wednesday, it is known as Saumya Vaara Pradosha . This day of Pradosh Vrat benefits a person with education, knowledge, fulfillment of wishes and progeny.

Guruvaara Pradosha : When the Pradosh Vrat falls on a Thursday, it is known as Guru Vaara Pradosha. On this day, the divine blessings are received from the ancestors or Pitru. All the dangers which are existing gets eliminated by observing this fast on this day.

Bhrigu Vaara Pradosha : When the Pradosh Vrat falls on a Friday. This Pradosh Vrat benefits in removing all the negativity and opposition resulting in success and happiness.

Shani Pradosh : When the Pradosh Vrat falls on a Saturday, it is known as Shani Pradosh. This Pradosh Vrat brings job promotion, and the lost wealth is relieved if the Shani Pradosh Vrat is observed.

Bhaanu Vaara Pradosha : When the Pradosh Vrat falls on a Sunday. If Pradosh Vrat falls on this day and observed by the devotees, it results in attaining peace and longevity.