Pradosh or Pradosham puja is an auspicious vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and is observed on every Trayodashi tithi. In June 2013, Pradosh vrat dates are – June 5 and June 21.
The first Pradosh vrat in June 2013 is Budha Pradosh (5 June) as it falls on Wednesday or Budhvar. The other one is Shukra Pradosh Vrat (21 June).
Generally, the auspicious time for Pradosh puja is 4.30 to 6’0 clock in the evening on Trayodasi tithi.
Pradosham on 5 June 2013 falls in Krishna Paksha in Jyeshta month as per Jyeshta Month as per North Indian Hindi calendar and in Vaishakh Month as Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendar. It falls in Edava Masam of Malayalam calendar, Vaigasi Masam in Tamil calendar and Jaishtho Month in Bengali Panjika.
Bhauma Pradosh on 21 June 2013 falls in Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta Month. It falls in Midhuna Masam of Malayalam calendar, Aani Masam in Tamil calendar and Ashar Month in Bengali Panjika.
Pradosha Ashtakam is an auspicious prayer to chant during Pradosh Shiva Puja.
In June 2012, Pradosh vrat dates were – June 2 and June 16.