Today, 11 August 2011, is Guru Pradosh, Pradosh vrat on Thursday (Guru vaar / Brihaspati vaar). It is even more auspicious as it falls in Shravan month to perform Shiva Puja on this day. Today’s Pradosh falls in Shukla Paksha of Shravan month in Telugu, Kannada, and North Indian Hindi calendars. The best time to perform Pradosh puja is 4.30 pm to 6 pm.
The next pradosh falls in Krishna Paksha of Shravan month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars and in Bhadrapad month in North Indian Hindi calendars.
Chanting Pradosha Ashtakam is highly meritorious ritual on Pradosh vrat day.