The Auspicious Occurrence of Pradosham in Adhik and Shravan Month

Pradosham is the special twilight time that occurs twice a month, considered highly propitious for worshipping Lord Shiva. The Adhik Month, a rare and additional month in the Hindu lunar calendar, holds immense spiritual significance. During this period, the occurrence of Pradosham becomes even more auspicious. 

Pradosham in the Adhik Month is a time of intensified spiritual energy, believed to grant divine grace and blessings. Observing this sacred occasion is believed to absolve sins, cleanse the soul, and pave the way for spiritual upliftment. It provides devotees with a golden opportunity to seek forgiveness, engage in acts of devotion, and deepen their connection with the Supreme.

The holy month of Shravan holds immense significance in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Pradosham during the Shravan month becomes even more powerful, as it aligns with the divine energy of this auspicious time.

During Shravan, the spiritual merits of all devotional acts are believed to multiply manifold. Observing Pradosham in this sacred month is considered especially meritorious, offering devotees an opportunity to enhance their spiritual practices and receive abundant blessings from Lord Shiva.


New York, USA
Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 01:04 AM on Jul 30, 2023
Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 09:56 PM on Jul 30, 2023
Pradosha Kaal – 08:14 PM to 09:56 PM

Chennai, India
Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 10:34 AM on Jul 30, 2023
Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 07:26 AM on Jul 31, 2023
Pradosha Kaal – 06:37 PM to 08:52 PM

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Power Pradosham Rituals for Prosperity 

  1. Chant the Mighty Shiva Mantra:
    Recite the potent mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” 108 times. The vibrations of this ancient chant resonate with the divine, invoking blessings and inner transformation.
  2. Listen to or chant the Shiv Tandav Stotram:
    During Pradosh Kalam (check the Cosmic Insights app for timings), immerse yourself in the enchanting verses of the Shiv Tandav Stotram. Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi grants the desires of her devotees through this ritual.
  3. Offer Bilwa Leaves to Lord Shiva:
    Express your reverence by offering bael leaves (Bilwa) to Lord Shiva. For added blessings, inscribe the name of Lord Rama (Ram) on the leaf with Chandan (sandalwood) before presenting it to the deity. For detailed instructions, visit here.
  4. Practice the Virtue of Giving:
    Open your heart to the spirit of charity by donating money or food to those in need. Embracing the act of giving not only brings blessings but also fosters a sense of compassion and gratitude.
  5. Nourish the Soul with Fasting:
    If possible, keep a simple fast during Pradosham. Fasting purifies the body and mind, allowing you to connect more deeply with the divine energy of Lord Shiva.

A Blessing Beyond Measure:

The Skanda Purana reveals that worshipping Lord Shiva during Pradosham bestows prosperity for a staggering 100 lifetimes! Moreover, it grants liberation from the sins of countless lifetimes, providing spiritual liberation and growth.