Pradosh or Pradosha vrata is very auspicious vratham dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pradosha puja is observed at evening time on Trayodashi or 13th day in Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha of every Hindu month. Pradosham in January or Pradosh vrat January 2016 dates are – January 7 & January 21.
Pradosh on 7 January 2016, Thursday – Brihaspati Pradosh Vrat
It is auspicious to perform Brihaspati graha dosha nivarana puja on this day.
It falls in Krishna Paksha of Poush month in North Indian Hindi calendars and Margashirsha Month in Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati & Marathi calendars.
This Pradosh Vrat falls in Dhanu Masam of Malayalam calendar, Margazhi Masam in Tamil calendar and Poush Month in Bengali Panjika.
Pradosh on 21 January 2016, Thursday – Brihaspati Pradosh Vrat
Those who are suffering from Guru graha dosham (Brihaspati Doasham) can observe Guru graha dosha nivarana puja.
It falls in Shukla Paksha of Paush Month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada & Gujarati Panchangs.
This Pradosh Vrat falls in Makara Masam of Malayalam calendar, Thai Masam in Tamil calendar and Maagh Month in Bengali Panjika.
It is auspicious to chant Pradosha Ashtakam during Pradosh Shiva Puja.