First Pradosh Vrat: The first Pradosh Vrat of this month on 10 March 2021 …
Lord Shankar, one of the main deities of Sanatana Dharma, is considered the god of destruction. At the same time, Lord Shiva is also included in the trinity besides the five deities. In such a situation, any festival associated with Shiva is considered very special for those who believe in Sanatan Hinduism.
Shivaratri, Pradosh is considered the most special among the major festivals of Lord Shiva. At the same time, the month of Sawan in the year looks completely filled with devotion to Lord Shiva.
In such a situation, where the festival of Mahashivaratri is to be celebrated on March 11, 2021 in March of this year i.e. on March 10, 2021, the first day of this month i.e. on March 10, 2021, the first Pradosha fast will be observed. On Wednesday, it will be called Pradosh because it is on Wednesday.
According to pandits and experts, according to Hindu calendar, Pradosh Vrat is kept on the Trayodashi date of Krishna Paksha every month. It is believed that the first Pradosha fast was kept by Chandra Dev. Moon was freed from tuberculosis due to the virtuous effect of this fast. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshiped on the day of Pradosh Vrat.
It is believed that Lord Shiva removes all the sufferings of his devotee by keeping Pradosh fast. According to astrologers, this time Pradosh fast is considered very special. Actually, Pradosh Vrat will be observed on 10 March and Maha Shivaratri is falling on 11 March. In such a situation, both these days are very special for the devotees of Shiva.
Pradosh Vrat auspicious time – March 2021
Pradosh Vrat Date – 10 March 2021 (Wednesday)
Falgun Krishna Triodashi start – 10 March 2021 on Wednesday from 2:40 p.m.
Trayodashi Tithi ends – 11 March 2021 till 02:39 on Thursday
Pradosh Vrat Pooja Method-
Pradosh Vrat is worshiped 45 minutes before sunset and 45 minutes after sunset. This is called Pradosh Kaal. In the meantime, sit for worship after bathing. Offer sandalwood, flowers, akshat, incense, dakshina and naivedya to Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. Women should offer Lal Chunri and Suhaag items to Maa Parvati. It is considered auspicious to offer the goods of makeup to Maa Parvati.
Mercury Pradosh fast story-
According to the story of Budh Pradosh Vrat, a man was newly married. After 2 days of marriage his wife went to maiden. After a few days he went to her to pick up the male wife. When he returned with his wife on Wednesday, the in-laws tried to stop him saying that Wednesday was not auspicious for the farewell. But he did not agree and went with his wife.
On reaching outside the city, the wife felt thirsty. The man took a lota and started searching for water. The wife sat under a tree. After some time the man returned with water, then he saw that his wife was talking with someone laughing and drinking water from his lotus. He got angry.
When he came near, there was no place for his surprise, because the appearance of that man was like that. The wife also got into thinking. Both men started quarreling. A crowd had collected. Seeing the same men, they too were surprised. He asked the woman, ‘Who is her husband?’ She lost her duty.
Then that man started praying to Lord Shankar- ‘O Lord! Protect us I made a big mistake that I did not listen to my mother-in-law and on Wednesday got my wife off. I will never do this in future. ‘
As soon as his prayer was complete, another man disappeared. The husband and wife reached their home safely. From that day onwards, the husband and wife started observing the fast of Mercury Trayodashi Pradosh.