19 December 2014 is Pradosha Vrata, Pradosham Shiva Pooja on Friday. As it falls on Friday (Shukravara), it is also referred to as Shukra Pradosha Vrata.
It falls on Trayodashi in Krishna Paksha in Poush Month in Hindu calendars followed in North Indian states & in Margashirsha Month as per the calendars of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
It falls in Margazhi Masam in Tamil calendar, Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Panchangam and Poush Month in Bengali Panjika.
Shukra Graha Shanti / Shukra Dosha Nivarana Homam are performed by some devotees on Shukra Pradosha Vrat.
This Pradosh Vrat is the last one in this Gregorian year 2014 (Western calendar).
Pradosh Puja time is 4.30 to 6’0 clock in the evening. Pradosha Ashtakam is an auspicious prayer chanted during Pradosh Shiv Pujan.
Panchang, Pradosh – 19 December 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:06 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:41
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 29:00 Chandrastama (Moonset) 15:34
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwadashi – 11:46
Nakshatra Vishakha – 22:48
Yoga Sukarman – 16:44
Karana Garaja – 23:24
Purnimanta Month Paush
Amavasyanta Month Margashirsha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 11:04 – 12:23
Gulika Kalam: 08:25 – 09:45
Yama Gandam: 15:02 – 16:22
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula – 16:50:59
Amrita Kalam 13:57 – 15:34
Abhijit: 12:02 – 12:45
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 26:42* – 28:16*
Durmuhurthams: 12:45 – 13:27