Pradosh Vrat 2021: According to the Panchang, 24 February is the date of the Trayodashi of the Shukla Paksha of Magh month. Pradosh is fasting on this day. Pradosh Vrat is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is pleased with Pradosh Vrat and offers blessings to his devotees. Special significance of Shiva worship has been told in Magh month. Therefore, the importance of this fast increases.
Mercury Pradosh Vrat
Due to the date of Trayodashi on Wednesday, it is also called Mercury Pradosh Vrat. All the members of the Shiva family are also worshiped during Pradosh Vrat. By doing this, Lord Shiva is soon pleased.
Ganesha gets blessings
Due to Pradosh fast on Wednesday, Ganesh ji is also pleased with the worship done on this day. Ganesh ji is a member of Shiva family only. Ganesh ji is related to knowledge and intelligence. At the same time, this fast is considered to be good in removing the inauspiciousness of Mercury.
Moon’s obsolescence is overcome
One special thing about Pradosh Vrat is that worshiping Lord Shiva on this day also ends the defect of the Moon. Moon is considered to be a factor of mind. Due to the weakening of the Moon, the person gets mental tension and there is unknown fear. Because of which negative thoughts always start coming in the mind. In such a situation, Lord Shiva should be worshiped. Pradosh Vrat maintains sweetness in married life and brings happiness and prosperity.
Pradosh fast should be practiced
Rules should be followed in Pradosh Vrat only when you get full benefit of this fast. According to the Panchang, Magh Shukla Trayodashi Tithi will start on Wednesday, February 24 at 6.5 pm. Trayodashi Tithi will end on February 25 at 05.18 in the evening. Pradosh Vrat is worshiped 45 minutes before sunset and 45 minutes after sunset.