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Pradosh Vrat (Hindu Fasting) – 14 January 2018

Pradosh Vrat (Hindu Fasting) – 14 January 2018

Pradosh Vrat is a holy Hindu fasting day. It is dedicated to deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There are different types of Pradosh Vrat through the year, on different dates. It is done on the 13th day of the Hindu month; normally twice a month. The first Pradosh Vrat of 2018 falls on the 14th of January, Sunday.

Fasts are very popular in all of India and Nepal, and parts of Sri Lanka; and the Indian community the world-over (especially native south Indians).

There are about 2 Vrats (fasts) per month. One is at Shukla Paksha (waxing moon) and other at Krishna Paksha (waning moon). ‘Paksha’ (Sanskrit word) means fortnight. The Vrat dates for 2018 are:

1. Pradosh Vrat - 14 January 2018 - Sunday

2. Soma Pradosh Vrat - 29 January 2018 - Monday

3. Bhauma Pradosh Vrat - 13 February 2018 - Tuesday

4. Bhauma Pradosh Vrat - 27 February 2018 - Tuesday

5. Pradosh Vrat - 14 March 2018 (or 15) - Wednesday/Thursday

6. Pradosh Vrat - 29 March 2018 - Thursday

7. Pradosh Vrat - 13 April 2018 (or 14) - Friday/Saturday

8. Pradosh Vrat - 27 April 2018 (or 28) - Friday/Saturday

9. Pradosh Vrat - 13 May 2018 - Sunday

10. Pradosh Vrat Shani - 26 May 2018 - Saturday

11. Soma Pradosh Vrat - 11 June 2018 - Monday

12. Soma Pradosh Vrat - 25 June 2018 (or 26) - Monday

13. Bhauma Pradosh Vrat - 10 July 2018 - Tuesday

14. Bhauma Pradosh Vrat - 24 July 2018 - Tuesday

15. Pradosh Vrat - 9 August 2018 - Thursday

16. Pradosh Vrat - 23 August 2018 (or 24) - Thursday/Friday

17. Pradosh Vrat - 7 September 2018 - Friday

18. Pradosh Vrat Shani - 22 September 2018 - Saturday

19. Pradosh Vrat Shani - 6 October 2018 - Saturday

20. Soma Pradosh Vrat - 22 October 2018 - Monday

21. Soma Pradosh Vrat - 5 November 2018 - Monday

22. Bhauma Pradosh Vrat - 20 November 2018 - Tuesday

23. Bhauma Pradosh Vrat - 4 December 2018 - Tuesday

24. Pradosh Vrat - 20 December 2018 - Thursday

- When Pradosh Vrat falls on Mondays, then it is called Soma Pradosh Vrat. Relates to Earth’s moon

- When Pradosh Vrat falls on Tuesdays, then it is called Bhauma Pradosh Vrat. Mangal relates to planet Mars

- When Pradosh Vrat falls on Saturdays, then it is called Shani Pradosh Vrat. Shani relates to planet Saturn

In fact, the week days also correspond-correlate to the celestial bodies indicated in both Vedic and the Western Astrology; and languages (like Spanish, Portuguese), such as,

Sunday – Sun (Surya/Ravi, Ravivaar),                Spanish- Domindo (meaning day of the God, perhaps meant Sun source)

Monday – Moon (Chandra, Somvaar),                 Spanish – Lunes (Lunes relates lunar, lunar relates to Moon)

Tuesday – Mars (Mangal, Mangalvaar),               Spanish – Martes (Mars relation)

Wednesday- Mercury (Budh, Budhvaar),             Spanish- Miercoles (Mercury relation)

Thursday- Jupiter (Brhashpati, Brhashpativaar),  Spanish- Jueves (Jupiter relation)

Friday- Venus (Shukr, Shukrvaar),                     Spanish- Viernes (Venus relation)

Saturday- Saturn (Shani, Shanivaar),                 Spanish- Sabado (Saturn relation)

How to perform Pradosh Vrat? Fasting during the day is observed. Intake of food items and salt is prohibited. However, items like fruits, water, fruit juice (without salt) etc can be taken.  There are special food items available on Vrat days on the market. Puja (prayers) are done at temples, holy places. It can also be done at home. Many fasting individuals go to Lord Shiva temple.  In case of any health problems, must consult the Doctor before fasting.

For more details on various Vrats (fasts), Pujas (prayer ceremonies), Manglik-religious programs, and also making-interpretation of Janam Kundali (Natal/Birth Chart), you can write to us on info@yesicanchange.com or a face-to-face meeting is possible with renowned Astro-Scientist Gurudev GD Vashist Ji and Acharyas, by calling on +91 – 124 – 6774667. Appointment address: 507, Udyog Vihar, Phase -3, Gurugram (Gurgaon) Haryana, India

Date Published : 10 Jan 2018
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