Today, 4 August 2013 is Pradosha Puja, Pradosham Shiva Pooja. As it falls on Sunday (Ravivara), it is also referred to as Bhanu or Ravi Pradosha Vrata.
It falls on Trayodashi in Krishna Paksha in Shravan Month in Hindu calendars followed in North Indian states. It is Krishna Paksha Pradosham in Ashada Month as per Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa and Andhra Pradesh calendars.
It falls in Aadi Masam in Tamil calendar, Karkidaka Masam in Malayalam Panchangam and Shraban Month in Bengali Panjika.
Ravi Graha Shanti / Surya Dosha Nivarana Homam are performed by some devotees on Shani Pradosh Vrat.
Pradosh Puja time is 4.30 to 6’0 clock in the evening. Pradosha Astakam is an auspicious prayer chanted during Pradosh Shiv Pujan.