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Pradosh January 2018 dates – Monthly Shiva Pradosham Vrat and Fasting in January 2018

Pradosh, also known as PradoshamVrat, is an auspicious day associated with Shiva and Parvati. January 2018 Pradosh Vrat dates are January 14 (Sunday) and January 29 (Monday). Pradosh occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.

The Pradosh on January 14 is also known as Ravi Pradosham as it falls on Sunday.

The Pradosh on January 29 is  known as Som Pradosham as it falls on Monday

The Pradosha period is in the evening from 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. The fast which began at sunrise is broken during the period.

Most devotees make it a point to be present at a Shiva temple or offer prayers at home.