Today, 6 March 2012 is Pradosh. It is also referred to as Bhaum Pradosh as it falls on Bhaumvar (Tuesday / Mangalwar). It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi in Phalgun month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and all other Amavasyant calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh.
This Pradosh falls in Maasi Masam in Tamil Calendar and Kumbha Masam in Malayalam Calendar.
Pradosh Shiva Puja time is 4.30 to 6’0 clock in the evening. Pradosha Ashtakam is the important prayer chanted during Pradosh Shiv Pujan.