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Almnac suggest today as PRADOSH.It relates to Lord Shiva.But why people fast on this day of pradosh ?

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Asked by vishwabandhubajpai, 17 Apr '12 11:34 am
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The Shiva Purana states that one undertakes fasting on Pradhosha will be blessed with wealth, children, happiness and honor. The fasting and worship is specially undertaken by women who long to have children. It is said that those praying to Shiva during the auspicious time of Pradhosha will be freed from sins.
Answered by ala, 17 Apr '12 11:39 am

 
  
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All the Puranas tell about the significance of Pradosh. It is due to effect of tithi and planetary combinations that give a very serene importance to Pradosh. Fasting and praying is very good due to the vibrations and radiations generated due to cosmic position on this day. Fasting on pradosh is a very easy way of gaining complete grace from Lord Shiv.
Answered by Raimer Rainer, 17 Apr '12 11:39 am

 
  
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Lord Shiva has also been considered to be the Lord of destructive forces. The night time is considered to be full with negative energies and destructive forces. This can be inauspicious. According to shastras, Lord Shiva is the Lord of ghosts and is known as bhootbhavan. Lord Shiva control these ghosts. Worshipping Lord Shiva during Pradosh Kaal relieves a person from these negative forces and purifies the surroundings.

According to religious texts, Sun has been considered to be a form of Lord Shiva. Hence, in the day time, these negative forces are minimum due to Lord Shivas blessings. But during the night time, all these forces come into play and can create problems. Hence, Lord Shiva should be worshipped during Pradosh Kaal to free oneself from all sorts of problems.

According to a belief, Lord Shiva is the Lord of the night time and go on a stroll during the Pradosh Kaal. It is also believed that Jyotirlinga is strongest during the Pradosh Kaal due to which it is considered a ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 17 Apr '12 12:28 pm

 
  
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Maha Sivaratri means the great night consecrated to Lord Siva. In the Santi Parva of the Mahabharata, Bhishma refers to the observance of the Mahashivratri, by king Chitrabhanu, when he was giving the discourse on Dharma, resting on his bed of arrows.
Answered by Richie Rich, 17 Apr '12 11:37 am

 
  
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