Pradosh or Pradosha vrata is an auspicious puja dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pradosh vrata in March 2020 fall in Phalguna Month & Chaitra Month. Pradosh March 2020 dates are – 7 March & March 21.
The first Pradosh falls on March 7, 2020. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi in Falgun month in North Indian Hindi calendar and in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada calendars. As it falls on Saturday, it also referred to as Shani Pradosha Pujan.
It falls in Masi Masam of Tamil calendar, Kumbha Masam of Malayalam calendar and Phalgun Month of Bengali Panjika.
The second Pradosh Puja in March 2020 is on March 21. As it falls on Saturday, it is also meritorious as Shani Pradosh Vrat. It falls on Krishna Paksha Trayodashi in Chaitra month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi in Falgun month in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars.
It falls in Panguni Masam of Tamil calendar, Meenam Month of Malayalam calendar and Chaitra Month of Bengali Panjika.
The time to observe Pradosh puja is 4.30 pm to 6 pm, just before sunset. Pradosha Ashtakam is one of the highly meritorious text to chant during Pradosh Shiva Puja.