Pradosh, Pradosh vrat, Shiva Pradosham is an auspicious period to perform Shiva puja. Pradosh in October 2017 dates are: October 3 & October 17.
Shiva Pradosha Puja is observed in Pradosh time on Trayodashi day in each paksha of Hindu month. When it falls on Monday, it is considered highly auspicious.
Details of Pradosh Puja in October 2017
Bhaum Pradosh on October 3, 2017
Shukla Paksha Pradosh in Ashwin month as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati & all other North Indian lunar calendars. It falls on Tuesday (Mangalvara – Bhaum Pradosh Vrata).
The Pradosh Vrat of 3rd October 2017 falls in Purattasi Masam of Tamil calendar, Kanni Masam of Malayalam calendar, Ashin Month in Bengali Panjika and Asoj Month in Nepali calendar.
Bhauma Pradosham on October 17, 2017
Krishna Paksha Pradosh in Ashwin Month as per Kannada, Telugu, Marathi & Gujarati calendars & in Kartik Month as per all other North Indian Hindi calendars. It falls on Tuesday (Bhaumavara – Bhaum Pradosh Vrat).
The Pradosh Vrat of October 17, 2017 falls in Aippasi Masam of Tamil calendar, Thulam Masam of Malayalam calendar, Kartik Month in Bengali calendar and Kartik Month in Nepali calendar.
The best time or shubh muhurat for Pradosh puja is 4:30 pm to 6 pm.
Pradosha Ashtakam is a popular prayer chanted during Pradosh Shiva Puja.