Bhauma Pradosh Vrat

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Pradosh Vrat is a sacred fasting day observed by Hindus to please Lord Shiva.

It falls on the ‘Trayodashi’ (13th day) in each lunar fortnight of traditional Hindu calendar.

This implies that there are two observances of Pradosh Vrat, in ‘Shukla Paksha’ (the waxing phase of moon) and ‘Krishna Paksha’ (the waning phase of moon) of every Hindu month.

When this occurrence of Pradosh Vrat falls on a Tuesday it is called as ‘Bhauma Pradosh Vrat’.

The word ‘bhauma’ is another name for ‘Mangal or planet mars, which is also the presiding deity of a Tuesday or Mangalwar.

The period of twilight is considered most befitting for performing the Bhauma Pradosh Vrat rituals.

It is stated in the Hindu Puranas that during this time the divine couple (Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati) are in the most favourable and propitious mood.

Devotees worship Lord Shiva and observe a fast on this day to benefit fruitful results.

Bhauma Pradosh Vrat

Rituals during Bhauma Pradosh Vrat:

  • On that day of Bhauma Pradosh Vrat, devotees get up and take an early bath. The observer of this vrat must also take bath again before sunset.
  • The puja is performed in the north-east corner of the home and during the ‘Pradosh Kaal’ (period before the dusk). The place of worship is cleaned with Gangajal before placing of Lord Shiva. Devotees perform ‘Abhishekam’ and make several offerings to the lord. While ding the rituals, one must chants mantras dedicated to Lord Shiva. Aarti is performed in the end and the Prasad is given to all present for the occasion.
  • Fasting is the prime ritual of the day. A person who keeps the Bhauma Pradosh Vrat benefits good heath and is freed from all diseases. The fasting begins from the time of sunrise and continues till the completion of puja rituals. The fast is broken in the evening by eating only the Prasad offered to the lord.
  • On the day of Bhauma Pradosh Vrat, Hindu devotees feed the Brahmins and offer donations in the form of clothes, food or money. They also visit the temples of Lord Shiva in the evening and offer prayers.

Significance of Bhauma Pradosh Vrat:

The glories of Bhauma Pradosh Vrat are sated in ‘Shiva Purana’ and other religious Hindu scriptures.

Bhauma Pradosh Vrat is an important day for followers of Lord Shiva.

When the observance of Pradosh Vrat coincides with a Tuesday, it is popularly referred as Bhauma Pradosh Vrat or Bhaum Pradosh Vrat.

This day holds special significance as there are several legends associated with Lord Shiva and Mangal.

According to the Hindu scriptures, Bhaum or planet Mars observed severe ‘Tapas’ and was bestowed with Mangal Loka by Lord Shiva.

It is therefore believed that a person who devotedly observes the Bhauma Pradosh Vrat and worships Lord Shiva will be granted fulfilment of all his/her desires. Women observe this sacred vrat to be blessed with a mal child.

The power of Bhauma Pradosh Vrat is such that it removes all the obstacles and negative forces in life and also purifies the surroundings.

A person having ‘Mangal Dosh’ in his/her horoscope should perform this puja and fasting.

The observer of the Bhauma Pradosh vrat is blessed with divine blessings of Lord Shiva and ultimately seeks salvation.

Bhauma Pradosh Vrat

Bhauma Pradosh Vrat And Its Importance

Bhauma Pradosh vrat is observed for the attainment of blessings of lord Shiva and lord Hanuman.

This is one of the most important occasions in the orders of several other vrats. It is considered highly auspicious.

It eliminates sorrows and pains of humankind and brings forth auspiciousness in their lives.

Though Pradosh vrat follows in every month, it is observed in Trayodashi of Shukla and Krishna Paksha.

Pradosh vrat is known and worshipped for its time duration of two hours till sunset. This Pradosh vrat, being related to Trayodashi tithi, is what makes it very useful and important. This vrat is the provider of all effectual results, like peace and prosperity, to all male and female devotees.

In Hindu religion and mythological texts, the significance of Bhauma Pradosh Vrat has been highlighted, saying it is the destroyer of all sins and sorrows of devotees, including removing their debts and other griefs effectively.

Bhauma Pradosh vrat is very simple to follow.

It suggests the ritual of having foods after conducting the worship of lord Shiva.

This vrat is observed during Vyapini tithi of Trayodashi.

What Trayodashi we have on Tuesday is marked as a day of Bhauma Pradosh.

Similarly, every Pradosh vrat consists of its relative importance, depending on days during Shravana and other month

Puja Methods For Bhauma Pradosh Vrat

Bhauma Pradosh vrat must be observed with all purity and sense of devotions.

Therefore, taking into consideration of its utmost sanctity, a person should abstain from eating non-vegetarian diets and other irreligious stuff like wine etc.

Wake up early in the morning on the day of vrat, finish your morning routines (like attending washroom etc.)

Keep a stock of puja-related materials. Visit a temple of lord Shiva and Shri Hanuman.

Worship as per Shadopchar methods to Shri Ganesh, Gauri, Shiva, Karthikeya, Nandi, Virbhadra, Kuber and Shri hanuman, with all devotions.

Due to any unavoidable circumstances, if there is no availability of temple nearby, then, under such conditions, you can make an idol of the dedicated lord or make a clay-idol of Shiv Lingaa.

You can now dedicate your puja with that clay-idol to all divine beings. At last, offer your puja to lord Shiva.

Pray to lord Hanuman and lord Shiva like “O Lord! Please remove my debts and diseases. Kindly rid me of sorrows caused by inimical force.”

If you are going through any tension related to land disputes, then you are advised to observe a special worship of lord Hanuman on this tithi. Results equal to attending a pilgrimage would be achieved by doing this vrat.

In Bhauma Pradosh vrat, devotees should offer Halua, Puri and ghee-made laddu to lord Hanuman.

Story Of Bhauma Pradosh Vrat

Bhauma Pradosh vrat has many stories mentioned in religious texts.

However, there is an amazing story related to lord Hanuman regarding this vrat.

Long time ago, an old woman was observing Bhauma Pradosh vrat with great devotions.

Finally, her devotions pleased lord Hanuman, who then appeared as an old brahman in front of the house of the old woman, and asked for alms.

Hearing the request of the brahman beggar, the old lady came out of her house and asked how could she be of assistance to the beggar.

At this, lord Hanuman, dressed as a beggar, said that he wanted to have some foods, but make sure that my seating place should be dug a little and be cleaned with dung.

This request of the brahman beggar astonished the old woman, and she said “I am observing Bhauma vrat today.

Therefore, I can’t dig up earth and clean it with dung.

Except these, I would serve you with any other requests.”

The explanation of the old woman delighted lord Hanuman a lot and he disappeared from there after giving her the desired boon. Since then, Bhauma Pradosh vrat is being observed with all devotions.

Bhauma Pradosh Vrat

When the Pradosh Vrat day falls on a Tuesday it is known as Bhauma Pradosh. Bhauma is another name of planet Mars or Mangal. Bhauma Pradosh

The days is of great importance as Pradosh tithi is dedicated to Shiva and Tuesday is dedicated to Hanuman.

It is believed that all forms of sins and dosh (blemish) are destroyed by fasting on the day.

Pradosh, or Pradosha, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva and it falls on the 13th day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar.

Shiva devotees undertake a fasting from sunrise to sunset on the Pradosham day.

Mangal or Mars is the presiding deity of Mangalwar or Tuesday. 

There are numerous legends in Hindu scriptures that are associated with Mangal and Shiva. It is said that Bhaum had performed intense Tapas and he was blessed with Mangal Loka by Shiva.

Benefits of Bhauma Pradosh

Moksha and better life.
All sins and blemishes  are destroyed.
Those facing problems due to bad position of Mangal Grah will get relief.
Victory over enemies with the blessing of Sankat Mochan Hanuman.
Relief from fear, grief, family problems, child issues and financial problems.
Solution to job related problems.
How to Observe Bhauma Pradosh Vrat?

  • Fasting from sunrise to puja after sunset.
  • After taking bath in the morning offer prayers to Ganesha.
  • The perform puja and prayers to Shiva.
  • Offer prayers to Hanuman and Chant Hanuman Chalisa.

Sabudana Khichadi, fruits and milk can be consumed on the day.

Chant Shiva mantras or read stories of Shiva.

A person can perform donation of red color clothes, masoor dal, jaggery and vessel used for carrying water.

If possible visit a Shiva Temple.

  • In the evening during Pradosh period, just before sunset. 
  • Perform puja to Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
  • Chant Hanuman Chalisa.

During the evening puja, boondi ladoo should be offered to Hanuman and then distributed as Prasad.

A person can end the fast after puja by partaking the Prasad.

Introduction to Bhauma Pradosham

Pradosham is an auspicious 3-hour period, 1.5 hours before and after the sunset, and is celebrated twice a month on the 13th day of every fortnight.

The day is considered ideal for the worship of Lord Shiva and Nandi (bull).

When a Pradosham falls on a Tuesday, it is called Bhauma Pradosham.

Significance of Bhauma Pradosham

The Sanskrit term ‘Bhauma’ denotes the planet Mars and hence, the 13th lunar phase on a Tuesday, the ruling day of Mars, is called as Bhauma Pradosham.

According to legends, planetary God Mars or Mangal performed severe penance to Lord Shiva and was bestowed with Mangal Loka – Mars’ abode or kingdom.

Hence, it is believed that appeasing Lord Shiva on a Bhauma Pradosham can fulfill all your wishes and gain you his graceful blessings.

A Pradosham on a Tuesday is also called ‘Runa Vimochana Pradosham’.

‘Runa’ means debts ‘Vimochana’ means relief; hence, worshipping Lord Shiva on a Runa Vimochana Pradosham can dissolve your negative debt karma and provide lucrative opportunities in life.

Rituals of Bhauma Pradosham Vrat (Fasting)

On a Bhauma Pradosham, devotees begin the day with an early bath and observe the fasting from sunrise to sunset.

Some people observe a strict fast, and some observe partial fasting by just consuming milk and fruits.

Special Pooja (rituals of worship) is performed for Lord Shiva and his mount Nandi (bull) during the Pradosham timing (4:30 PM to 6 PM) at temples and houses.

Devotees chant sacred mantras of Lord Shiva during the Pooja, offer special dishes (Prasad) and perform Aarti (light offering). Devotees break the fast by consuming the Pooja Prasad.

Some people also donate red colored clothes, masoor dal (red lentils), jaggery (cane sugar), etc.

Benefits of Observing Bhauma Pradosham Vrat

Worshipping Lord Shiva on a Bhauma Pradosham along with observance of Vrat (fasting) can bestow the following benefits:

  • Divine blessings of Lord Shiva
  • Reduce the intensity of Mangal Dosha (Mars affliction) in the birth chart
  • Remove all obstacles and negativities
  • Resolve sins and help attain moksha (salvation)
  • Fulfillment of wishes
  • Enhance physical health
  • Relief from debts, fear, grief and family problems
  • Blessing of progeny
  • Resolve financial and job related issues
  • Help lead a happy, prosperous and disease-free life

Bhauma Pradosh Vrat 

Pradosh Vrat is of great significance. It is observed on the 13th day of the lunar fortnight.

On this day, devotees of Lord Shiva observe fast for the whole day and perform puja in the evening during Pradosh Kaal.

It is believed that devotees who observe fast on this day can get free from all the sins and all their desires are fulfilled.

There are two Pradosh days in a Hindu month, one falling in Shukla paksha (waxing moon) and other in Krishna paksha (waning moon).

When Pradosham day falls on Monday it is called Soma Pradosham, on Tuesday it is called Bhauma Pradosham and on Saturday it is called Shani Pradosham.

Pradosh Vrat: Importance

As per legends, it is believed that on this day, Lord Shiva relieved the Deva Loka from the Asuras (demons).

Apart from this, there is another tale that Lord Shiva consumed the Halahala (poison) that emerged from the ocean bed during the Samudra Manthan (churning of the cosmic ocean).

Besides seeking Lord Shiva’s blessings devotees observe fast to attain Moksha (liberation from the vicious cycle of birth, life and death).

Bhaum Pradosh Vrat

Pradosh Vrat is an important fast for Hindus.

This fast is observed twice every month. Lord Shiva is pleased by observing this fast.

Pradosh Vrat is considered a holy fasting day. Pradosh Vrat falls on ‘Trayodashi’ every lunar fortnight according to the Hindu calendar.

If Pradosh Vrat falls on a Tuesday, then this fast is called ‘Bhaum Pradosh Vrat’.

The word ‘Bhauma’ is another name for the planet Mars.

The period of twilight is considered most suitable for performing the Bhaum Pradosh Vrat ritual.

Hindu Puranas state that the divine couple Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are in the most favorable and proptious mood during this time.

Devotees worship Lord Shiva and observe a fast on this day for fruitful results.

What is Bhaum Pradosh Vrat?

If Pradosh Vrat falls on a Tuesday then it is called Bhaum Pradosh Vrat.

The word ‘Bhauma’ is another name for the planet Mars.

Significance of Bhaum Pradosh Vrat

The importance of Bhaum Pradosh Vrat has also been told in ‘Shiv Purana’ and other Hindu scriptures. Bhaum Pradosh Vrat is considered an important day for the devotees of Lord Shiva.

This day has a special significance, on this day Mangal pleased Lord Shiva by doing penance and attained Mangal Lok.

Hence it is believed that the person who observes Bhaum Pradosh Vrat and worships Lord Shiva, all his wishes are fulfilled.

The power of Bhaum Pradosh Vrat is such that it removes all obstacles and negative forces in life and also purifies the surrounding environment.

The person who has Mangal dosha in his horoscope should do this worship and fast.

One who observes the Bhaum Pradosh Vrat receives the divine blessings of Lord Shiva.

By observing the Bhaum Pradosh fast, childless couples get children and eventually attain salvation.

Bhauma Pradosh: – Pradosh vrat performed on Tuesday is termed as the ‘Bhauma Pradosh’.

This ritual helps to improve the health condition of the devotees and bring lot of wealth and prosperity in the life of the devotees.

What is the Significance of Pradosh Vrat?

Do you know what is Pradosh vrat?

What is the importance of this vrat?

What are the puja samagris needed for this vrat?

Pradosh Vrat, also known as Prasodam in some regions of the country, is performed for worshipping Lord Shiva.

Pradosh vrat falls every year on the thirteenth day of the Hindu calendar that is the trayodashi tithi during both Krishna paksh and the Shukla paksh of the month.

The word ‘Pradosh’ stands for the time of sunset in the evening.

The duration of this vrat is three hours that include one and a half hour before the sunset and one and a half hour after the sun sets.

This ritual is performed by the Hindus with all the required puja samagris to complete the vrat with perfection and devotion.

What are the Different Types of Pradosh Vrat?

There are twenty-four types of pradosh vrat performed in a year.

This benefit and meaning of all the types differ according to the day in which the vrat is performed.

Here are the most important seven types of Pradosh vrats and the significance of all of them.

  • Som Pradosh: – Prdosh vrat that falls on Monday is known as the So Pradosh. It is believed to be one of the most significant vrats among the Hindus. Performing this vrat helps the devotees to attain a hale and hearty life and fulfills the desires of the devotees as well.
  • Bhauma Pradosh: – Pradosh vrat performed on Tuesday is termed as the ‘Bhauma Pradosh’. This ritual helps to improve the health condition of the devotees and bring lot of wealth and prosperity in the life of the devotees.
  • Saumya Vaar Pradosh:- This type of Pradosh vrat is observed on Wednesday. This vrat helps to gain knowledge and also blesses the childless couples with a child. The childless couples can buy the necessary puja items online to perform this vrat on the given day.
  • Guruvaar Pradosh: – This Pradosh vrat is performed on Thursday to seek blessing from the ancestors and for removing the negativities that may come in future.
  • Bhrigu Vaar Pradosh: – Pradosh vrat performed on Friday can bring happiness and success by eradicating the effect of the enemies and the obstacles that come on the way of life.
  • Shaani Pradosh:- This is the most important one among the rest and is also termed as the ‘Maha Pradosh Vrat’. It falls on Saturday and is performed to bring happiness in the life of the married couples and promotion in the professional life.
  • Bhaanu Vaar Vrat: – This type of Pradosh vrat falls on Sunday and is observed for attaining peace and a serene life.

How to Observe Pradosh Vrat?

To perform the vrat in the right way, you should keep fasting for 24 hours without falling asleep.

Take bath in the early morning and again an hour before sunset, arrange the Hindu idols and the other samagris properly in the place where you will perform the puja in the evening after sunset, worship the idols of Lord ShivaParvati, and Lord Ganesha and then read the story behind this Vrat.