6 February 2016 is Shani Pradosham. Shani Pradosham (Sani Pradosha Vrata) is an auspicious and meritorious Pradosh Vrat. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
When Pradosh falls on Saturday, then it is observed as Shani Pradosham. Another highly meritorious Pradosha Vrata is Soma Pradosham.
Shani Pradosham of February 2016 (February 6) is also observed as Shani Trayodashi Puja.
It falls in Pushya Masam as per Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Gujarati calendars but in Magha Month as per all North Indian Hindu calendars (Purnimant Panchangams).
It falls in Makara Masam of Malayalam calendar, Thai Masam of Tamil calendar and Magha Month as per Bengali Panjika.
The time to observe Pradosh puja is 4.30 pm to 6 pm, just before sunset. Pradosha Ashtakam is one of the highly meritorious text to chant during Pradosh Shiva Puja.
Panchang, 6 February 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:08 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:13
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)29:41 Chandrastama (Moonset)16:11
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Trayodashi – 24:02*
Nakshatra Purva Ashadha – 19:25
Yoga Vajra – 19:46
Karana Vanija – 24:02*
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 09:54 – 11:18
Gulika Kalam: 07:08 – 08:31
Yama Gandam: 14:04 – 15:27
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu – 25:14:36*
Amrita Kalam 14:40 – 16:15
Abhijit: 12:18 – 13:03
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 27:06* – 28:38*
Durmuhurthams: 07:53 – 08:37