Today, 7 February 2013 is Pradosham (Pradosh Vrat). It is also observed as Tila Dwadashi Vrat. It falls in Krishna Paksha of Magha Month in North Indian Hindi calendars whereas it falls on Paush Month as per Amavasyant Panchangams.
This Pradosham is more significant as it falls during Maha Kumbha Mela of Allahabad Prayaga Sangam. As it falls on Thursday, it is also observed as Guru Pradosh or Brihaspati Pradosh. Those who are suffering from Guru Dosha or Brihaspati Doshams can perform special puja on this day.
This Guru Pradosh falls in Thai Masam in Tamil calendar and in Makaram Month of Malayalam calendar.
Pradosh Puja time is 4.30 to 6’0 clock in the evening. Pradosha Ashtakam is an auspicious prayer chanted during Pradosh Shiv Pujan.