What is Pradosh Kaal

Pradosh Vrat February 2021 date, puja shubh muhurat and significance

Pradosh Vrat February 2021 date, puja time and significance & nbsp

Key highlights

  • Lord Shiva devotees observe a fast called Pradosh Vrat
  • This vrat is observed on the Trayodashi Tithi (thirteenth day) of the lunar fortnight
  • A puja dedicated to Lord Shiva is performed during Pradosh Kaal (one-and-a-half hours before and after sunset)

Some people observe a vrat on specific days of the month to pay obeisance to the deity they revere the most. Lord Ganesha, Lord Kartikeya, Goddess Durga and Lord Vishnu devotees keep a vrat on the Chaturthi Tithi, Sashti, Ashtami, Ekadashi Tithis, respectively. And Lord Shiva devotees observe a fast on the Trayodashi Tithi (thirteenth day). This vrat is known as Pradosh because a puja is performed during Pradosh Kaal (one-and-a-half-hours before and after sunset). Check out the Pradosh Vrat date in February, the puja timings and significance.

Pradosh Vrat February 2021 date

The Pradosh Vrat will be observed on February 24.

Pradosh Vrat February 2021 Tithi

The Magha Shukla Paksha Trayodashi Tithi will begin at 6:05 PM on February 24 and end at 5:18 PM on February 25.

Pradosh Vrat February 2021 Puja Time

The Pradosh Vrat Puja must be performed between 6:18 PM to 8:48 PM.

Pradosh Vrat significance

The Trayodashi Tithi is of great significance for devotees of Lord Shiva because on this day, they got riddance from the Asuras (demons) who caused massive destruction.

According to a legend associated with Pradosh Vrat, Lord Shiva and his mount, Nandi (the bull), saved the Devas from the Asuras. The Devas had sought help from Lord Shiva on Trayodashi Tithi during Pradosh Kaal to save creation.

Lord Shiva and his mount, Nandi, defeated the Asuras to end their tyranny and protect the universe. Therefore, devotees observe a vrat on Trayodashi Tithi and perform puja during Pradosh Kaal.

Age-old belief suggests that Lord Shiva showers his grace on those who sincerely observe the Pradosh Vrat. Besides seeking Lord Shiva's blessings for a pleasurable life, devotees also wish to attain Moksha (salvation from the vicious cycle of birth, life and death) after their journey on earth comes to an end. Hence, devotees pray for their eternal well-being.