Pradosh or Pradosh vrat or Shiva Pradosham is an auspicious period to perform Shiva puja. Pradosh in September 2014 dates are: September 6 & 21. 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 September 2014
Shani Pradosh on September 6, 2014
Shukla Paksha Pradosh in Bhadrapada month as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati & all other North Indian lunar calendars. It falls on Saturday (Shanivar – Shani Pradosh Vrata).
The Pradosh Vrat of 6th September 2014 falls in Aavani Masam of Tamil calendar, Chinga Masam of Malayalam calendar, Bhadra Month in Bengali Panjika & Bhadra Month in Nepali Patri.
Bhanu Pradosham on September 21, 2014
Krishna Paksha Pradosh in Bhadrapad month as per Kannada, Telugu, Marathi & Gujarati calendars & Ashwin Month as per other North Indian Hindi calendars. It falls on Tuesday (Mangalvar – Bhaum Pradosh Vrat).
The Pradosh Vrat of 21st September 2014 falls in Purattasi Masam of Tamil calendar, Kanni Masam of Malayalam calendar, Aashin Month in Bengali calendar & Ashwin Maas in Nepali Patri.
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.