Today, 23 April 2013 is Pradosh Vrat (Bhauma Pradosham). As it falls on Tuesday, it is also referred to as Bhaum Pradosh or Mangal Pradosh Vrat.
It falls on Trayodashi in Shukla Paksha in Chaitra Month in Hindu calendars followed in North Indian states, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa and Andhra Pradesh.
It falls in Chithirai Masam in Tamil calendar, Meda Masam in Malayalam Panchangam and Baishakh Month in Bengali Panjika.
Mangal Graha Shanti / Kuja Dosha Nivarana Homam are performed by some devotees on Bhaum Pradosh Vrat.
Pradosh Puja time is 4.30 to 6’0 clock in the evening. Pradosha Astakam is an auspicious prayer chanted during Pradosh Shiv Pujan.