Shukra Pradosh Vrat 2023: Pradosh Vrat of Kartak month is considered very special. It is believed that worshiping Lord Shiva on the day of Pradosh Vrat removes the worst afflictions of the devotees. If the Pradosh Vrat is observed on a Friday, its importance increases even more. This time both Pradosh Vrats of Kartak month are on Friday. The first fast was on 10th November and now the second Pradosh fast will also be observed on Friday. Let’s know the story of Shukra Pradosh Vrat.
When is Kartik Pradosh Vrat?
Pradosh Vrat is observed on the third day of every month. The first Pradosh Vrat of the month of Kartak is observed on Friday 10 November and the second Pradosh Vrat is observed on Friday 24 November. The Trayodashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Kartak month starts on November 24th at 7:06 PM and ends on November 25th at 5:22 PM. The auspicious time for pooja is on 24th November from 7:06 to 8:06 PM. It is believed that observing Pradosh Vrat gives relief from financial troubles.
Sukra Pradosh Vrat Katha
In ancient times three friends lived in a city. Among them was a prince, a Brahmin Kumar and a noble son. All three friends were married. Ghanik’s son was not born. One day the three friends were discussing with their respective wives. Brahmin Kumar said that a house where there is no woman is inhabited by ghosts. Hearing this, Ghanik’s son immediately decides to bring his wife home. He had reached his father-in-law to fetch his wife. But, due to the Venus setting, the wife’s parents did not want to send their daughter away, the rich son disobeyed them and forcibly took his wife away.
Both were injured when the wheel of the bullock cart burst on the way. After some distance they met the bandits. Bandits robbed them both. Somehow both reached home. As soon as he reached home, the rich man’s son was bitten by a snake. The doctor said death was certain. On hearing this news, the two friends reached there and asked the rich son’s parents to observe the Shukra Pradosh Vrat. He asked to send the daughter-in-law and son to her parents as the daughter should not be sent away after the sunset of Venus. So did the rich man. The rich son recovered as soon as he reached his wife’s parents’ house. This is why, according to the belief, observing Shukra Pradosh Vrat also gives relief from severe afflictions.
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