New Delhi: Pradosha fast has immense importance in Sanatan tradition. Pradosh Vrat is the blessing of God of Gods and Goddess Parvati. In this month, this holy fast will be on 16 August and 30 August 2020. In the month of August, both Pradosh fasts will fall on Sunday. This fast also provides blessings of the deity and planet of the day. For example, Ravi Pradosh fast on Sunday is considered very auspicious.
The sunset and night session is called Pradosh. During this time, Lord Shiva’s spiritual practice is to fulfill all desires. This fast occurs on the date of Trayodashi according to the Hindu calendar. By worshiping and performing fast on this day, the wishes of the devotee of Lord Shiva are fulfilled soon. It is believed that Chandra Dev performed Pradosh Vrat first. With whose auspicious effect, the tuberculosis of the moon was eradicated. The Pradosha fast, performed on the day of Trayodashi, gives virtue equal to the donation of hundred cows. Pradosh Vrat can be started from the Trayodashi of Shukla Paksha of any month. Let us know the worship method and importance of this holy fast-
The result of Ravi Pradosh fast Ravi Pradosh, who gives blessings of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati with direct deity Sun God, is going to give blessings to the seeker with health, prosperity and long life. The person doing this fast remains free from disease and bereavement etc. To get married happiness, this fast is considered very auspicious.
‘Method of worshiping Ravi Pradosh Vrat- To get blessings of Sun God along with Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati, get up in Brahma Muhurta before sunrise on Trayodashi date falling on Sunday. After this, after bathing, meditating, etc., offer Arghya to the rising sun by putting water, roli and Akshat in a copper vessel. After this, by meditating on Lord Shiva and Parvati, resolve to complete this fast with law. After fasting with rules and restraint throughout the day, bathe once again in the evening and wear clean clothes.
After bathing, worship Lord Shiva with bilab patra, lotus or any other flower which is available and fruits of metal etc. Do not forget to worship Goddess Parvati with Lord Shiva. After worshiping, chant at least one garland of the mantra ‘Om Nam: Shivaya’ with a rosary of Rudraksha. After worshiping, perform aarti of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati and distribute prasad to everyone. Donate food and Dakshina etc. to a Brahmin according to your ability.