Today, 5 June 2013 is Pradosham, Pradosha Vrata, Pradosh Shiva Pujan. As it falls on Wednesday, it is also referred to as Budha Pradosha Vrata.
It falls on Trayodashi in Krishna Paksha in Jyeshta Month in Hindu calendars followed in North Indian states and in Vaishakha Month as per Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa and Andhra Pradesh calendars.
It falls in Vaigasi Masam in Tamil calendar, Edavam Masam in Malayalam Panchangam and Jaishtho Month in Bengali Panjika.
Budha Graha Shanti / Budha Dosha Nivarana Homam are performed by some devotees on Budha 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.