Shani Pradosh Vrat 2020
Pradosh is a day that is considered an auspicious day by the Hindus. The Pradosh falls in Trayodishi Tithi or the 13th day of the Lunar fortnight. The day its falls on will generally be prefixed to the Vrat. For instance if the Pradosh Vrat is on a Monday then the Vrat is called Som Pradosh Vrat. This year the Pradosh Vrat falls on a Saturday and is called the Shani Pradosh Vrat 2020.
Shani Pradosh Vrat Vidhi
The Shani Pradadosh Vrat Vidhi requires devotees to follow certain regimens wherein they observe a day long fast and break it after performing the Pradosh Kaal. This year the Shani Pradosh Vrat is on 12th December 2020 (Saturday).
Shani Pradosh Vrat Puja – The Shani Pradosh Vrat auspicious timing falls between 5:25 PM to 8:09 PM on December 2020. During this time the devotees can perform the Pradosh Kaal and break their fast.
Shani Pradosh Vrat Katha 2020
There is a legendary story behind the Shani Pradosh Vrat which is often referred to as by pundits Shanivar Pradosh Vrat Katha or the Shaniwar Pradosh Vrat Katha. Legend says that there lived a man and his wife who were extremely wealthy but they did not have any children this worried them to a great extant. So one day they decided to go on a Pilgrimage (Teerth Yatra), on their way they saw a Sage on learning about their sorrow asked them to observe the Shani Trayodashi Vrat after returning from their Yatra. They followed this as per the sage’s command and the miraculously the wife was blessed with a child soon. This day came to be considered as a very auspicious day and to this day is being followed across India by Hindu devotees.
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