Pradosh, Pradosh vrat, Shiva Pradosham is an auspicious period to perform Shiva puja. Pradosh in October 2018 dates are: October 6 & October 22.
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 2018
Shani Pradosh on October 6, 2018
Krishna Paksha Pradosh in Bhadrapada month as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati & Ashwin Month in all other North Indian lunar calendars. It falls on Saturday (Shanivar – Shani Pradosh Vrata).
The Pradosh Vrat of 6 October 2018 falls in Purattasi Masam of Tamil calendar, Kanni Masam of Malayalam calendar, Aashin Month in Bengali Panjika and Asoj Month in Nepali calendar.
Soma Pradosham on October 22, 2018
Shukla Paksha Pradosh in Ashwin Month as per Kannada, Telugu, Marathi & Gujarati calendars & all other North Indian Hindi calendars. It falls on Monday (Somavara – Som Pradosh Vrat).
The Pradosh Vrat of October 22, 2018 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.