Pradosh or Pradosham puja is an auspicious vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and is observed on every Trayodashi tithi. In June 2014, Pradosh vrat dates are – June 10 and June 24.
The first Pradosh vrat in June 2014 is Bhaum Pradosh (10 June) as it falls on Tuesday or Mangalvar. The other one is also Bhaum Pradosh (24 June).
Generally, the auspicious time for Pradosh puja is 4.30 to 6’0 clock in the evening on Trayodasi tithi.
Pradosham on 10 June 2014 falls in Shukla Paksha in Jyeshta month as per as per North Indian Hindi calendars & 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.
Pradosh on 24 June 2014 falls in Krishna Paksha of Jyeshta Month in Amavasyant calendars and in Ashada Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. 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.