Today, 11 December 2012 is Pradosh Vrat, Bhauma Pradosh as it falls on Tuesday (Bhaumavara / Mangalvar).
This Pradosh falls on Krishna Paksha in Kartik Month as per Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Kannada calendars. It coincides with Margashirsha Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars.
This Bhauma Pradosh falls in Karthigai Masam in Tamil calendar and in Vrischikam Month of Malayalam calendar.
Pradosh Puja time is 4.30 to 6’0 clock in the evening. Pradosha Astakam is an auspicious prayer chanted during Pradosh Shiv Pujan.
This Pradosh Vrat is also observed as Dhanvantari jayanti in Kerala, Masa Shivaratri (Monthly Shivratri), Sant Dnyaneshwar Punya Tithi and Osho Janmotsav.