Pradosh Vrat has great significance in the Hindu religion. On this day, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped, and devotees observe fast and offer prayers. It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva helps in removing all the negativity from one’s life. This month, Pradosh Vrat is taking place on a Tuesday, and that’s the reason it is called Bhaum Pradosh Vrat. Pradosh Vrat usually falls twice a month, during Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. This time it will be observed on the Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada, that is today, September 12. According to Bhopal-based astrologer and Vastu advisor pandit Hitendra Kumar Sharma, the Vrat is important and auspicious. The Tithi started on September 11 at 11:52 pm and will end on September 13 at 02:21 am. The puja timing today is from 6:30 pm to 8:49 pm.
Lord Shiva is considered to be the greatest giver. If devotees observe fasting with full devotion, then Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati will bless them with happiness, health, wealth, and prosperity and fulfil their wishes. Devotees can also chant Hanuman Chalisa to remove any negative energy from their lives. At some places, on this day, devotees worship Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraj, who conquered the demon Apasmara by performing Tandava.
Puja materials needed:
You will need five different types of fruits, and the following items: Pure ghee, honey, incense, Gangajal, lamp, five type of prasads, bilvapatra, dhatura, bhang, raw cow’s milk, camphor, sandalwood, Dakshina, and other puja utensils (as per your requirement) and offer them to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
How to perform the puja:
Wake up early in the morning and take a bath.
Wear clean clothes, light a lamp at your home temple, and start your fasting.
In the evening, light a lamp at your home temple.
Anoint Lord Shiva with Gangajal and offer flowers to him.
Offer five different fruits or sweets to Lord Shiva.
Perform aarti and abhishek Lord Shiva while chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’.
After this, offer puja and prayers to Goddess Parvati.
Offer Bhog prasad to Lord Shiva and Parvati.
Later, distribute the bhog prasad among the family.
Break your fast by having Sattvik food.