May 03 : The Pradosh Vrat that will be observed on May 3rd, 2023, is also called “Budh Pradosh Vrat” since the tithi of Pradosh Vrat, Vaisakha Shukla Paksha Trayodashi, falls on Wednesday (Budhvaar). It is said that a person’s wishes are fulfilled, by the grace of Lord Shiva himself, if he observes the Budh Pradosh Vrat.
The important timings for the day are as follows:
Sunrise: 03 May, 2023 05:56 AM.
Sunset: 03 May, 2023 06:51 PM.
Trayodashi Tithi Start: 02 May, 2023 11:18 PM.
Trayodashi Tithi End: 03 May, 2023 11:50 PM.
Pradosha Puja Time: May 03, 06:51 PM – May 03, 09:04 PM
The above-mentioned timings are set at IST Timezone (Ujjain). To change the Timezone and for more details on Muhurats, Yogas, Auspicious and Inauspicious Timings, visit our Panchang page.
The next Pradosh Vrat will be observed on May 17th, 2023 on the tithi of Vaisakha Krishna Paksha Trayodashi according to the Hindu Calendar.
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Devotees performing pooja at Shiva Temple
There are seven Pradosh vrats, each named after the weekday on which the vrat tithi falls. Given below is the list of Pradosh vrats, and the benefits one can confer on observing them on a particular week day:
Sunday – All sorts of prosperity, healthy & wellbeing, longevity
Monday – Fullfilment and accomplishment of all wishes and desires
Tuesday – Redemption of sins and for getting rid of illness and health problems
Wednesday – Fulfilment of wishes and overcome hardships and difficulties in life
Thursday – Defeat enemies and achieve success in all endeavors
Friday – Prosperity and wellbeing of women and for their good fortune
Saturday – Prosperity by annihilating poverty, obtain male progeny
Each of the seven Pradosh Vrats are bound to a unique vrat katha, based on the weekday of the Trayodashi tithi.
Pradosh vrat is one of the most auspicious, powerful fasting observed on the Trayodashi tithi of both lunar fortnights in a month, the Krishna Paksha and the Shukla Paksha, in honor and worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Fulfilling pradosh vrat with utmost devotion yields countless blessings every time it is observed. Pradosh vrats, when observed honestly with utmost faith, devotion and dedication ensures Lord Shiva and Parvathi Devi’s blessings in the form of both spiritual as well as material rewards. The rituals of this auspicious vrat start early at Brahma muhurta, followed by a holy bath before sunrise. A break from the mundane with a pure heart and fresh mind, chanting Shiv stotra in complete devotion to Lord Shiva charcterises the early rituals of this vrat. People observe strict fast in clean clothes, adorn rudraksha, visit temples, and offer garlands made of bael leaves.