20 November 2014 is Pradosha Vrata, Pradosham Shiva Pooja on Thursday. As it falls on Thursday (Guruvara), it is also referred to as Brihaspati Pradosha Vrata.
It falls on Trayodashi in Krishna Paksha in Margashirsha Month in Hindu calendars followed in North Indian states & in Kartik Month as per the calendars of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
It falls in Karthigai Masam in Tamil calendar, Vrischika Masam in Malayalam Panchangam and Agrahan Month in Bengali Panjika.
Guru Graha Shanti / Brihaspati Dosha Nivarana Homam are performed by some devotees on Som Pradosha Vrat.
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, 20 November 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:47 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:37
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 29:22 Chandrastama (Moonset) 16:13
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Trayodashi – 18:44
Nakshatra Chitra – 12:23
Yoga Ayushman – 11:35
Karana Vishti – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Margashirsha
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 13:33 – 14:54
Gulika Kalam: 09:30 – 10:51
Yama Gandam: 06:47 – 08:08
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula
Amrita Kalam 28:02* – 29:41*
Abhijit: 11:50 – 12:34
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 18:09 – 19:48
Durmuhurthams: 14:44 – 15:27