Today, 24 March 2013 is Pradosh Vrat. It is Bhanu Pradosh as it falls on Sunday (Bhanuvara). This Pradosh vrat falls in Shukla Paksha of Phalgun Month as per Amavasyant and Purnimant Panchangams followed in North India, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
This Bhanu Pradosh falls in Panguni Masam in Tamil calendar and in Meenam Month of Malayalam calendar.
Pradosh Puja time is 4.30 to 6’0 clock in the evening. Pradosha Astakam is an auspicious prayer chanted during Pradosh Shiva Pujan.
This Pradosh Vrat is also observed as Govinda Dwadasi, Narasimha Dwadasi and Khatu Shyam Baba Mela.