Today, 11 November 2012 is Pradosh Vrat. It is referred as Bhanu Pradosh (Ravi Pradosh, Surya Pradosh) as it falls on Ravivar (Sunday).
This Pradosh vrat falls on Krishna Paksha Dwadasi/Trayodasi in Ashwin Month as per Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati & Marathi Calendars and in Kartik Month of North Indian Hindi calendars.
It is also observed as Govatsa Dwadasi, Guru Dwadasi, Dhanteras (Dhan Trayodasi) & Dhanvantari Jayanti.
This Bhanu Pradosh falls in Aippasi Masam in Tamil calendar and in Thula 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.
Pradosha Ashtakam is an auspicious prayer to chant during Pradosh Shiv Pujan.