Shani Pradosh | Sani Pradosham

Pradosham is observed on the Trayodashi (13th day) of each lunar fortnight. As per the Hindu calendar Pradosham occurs twice in a month. i.e in Shukla Paksha and as well as in Krishna Paksha. people observe fast on this day and perform puja during the  Pradosh kaal. God Shiva is worshipped on Pradosham day.

What is Shani Pradosham?

When a Pradosham falls on a Saturday, it is Called as Shani Pradosham. Saturday (Shanivaar) belongs to  god Shani. Shani is the god, Who create the problems for human beings. People believe that by offering Shani pradosh vrat we can escape from ill effects of Shani.

Shani Pradosh 2012 Dates

The dates of Sani Pradosham for the year 2012 is given below.

02nd  June 2012 –  Shukla Paksha
16th  June 2012 – Krishna Paksha
13th  October 2012 – Krishna Paksha
27th  October 2012 – Shukla Paksha

Significance Of Shani Pradosham

Saturday is dedicated to Shanishwara, one of the Navagrahas. Lord Shani is widely believed to be the ruler of troubles and misfortunes. If pradosh happens to be on a Saturday, it is called as Shani Pradosh. People observe fasts and perform puja to appease Shani to get rid of bad effects. Few perfom yagna (Havan) on this day to to receive the grace of God Shiva and as well as God Shani.

Shani Pradosh Vrat

How to perform shani Pradosh Vrat?, Sani pradosh Vrat Vidhanam

Devotees who observe Shani pradosh Vrat should wake up early, take bath, pray God Shiva, and fast during the day, and after bath in the Evening, perform Pujas to Lord Shiva.

Here is the detailed Shani Pradosham Vratha Vidhanam.

Shani Pradosh Story

There is One famous story of the merchant about Shani pradosham. Reading/hearing this story on Shani pradosham day considered auspicious. you can read the story from here.

When to perform Shani pradosh puja?

Sani Pradosh puja time

On Pradosham Day Puja is performed on Pradosh kaal. This pradosh kaal is exactly for 2 hours and 24 minutes. Pradosh kaal means twilight period. The twilight period starts approximately 1.5 hours before sunset and ends 1 hour after the sunset. During this period, the devotees believe that God Shiva and Parvati are in cheerful mood and offer anything asked during the puja.

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