Guru Pradosh Vrat 2023

Guru Pradosh Vrat 2023

Important information

  • Ashwina, Shukla Trayodashi, Guru Pradosh Vrat
  • Thursday, 26 October 2023
  • Guru Pradosh Vrat Start : 26 October 2023 at 09:44 am
  • Guru Pradosh Vrat End : 27 October 2023 at 06:56 am

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 Thursday then this fast is called 'Guru Pradosh Vrat'. Both Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva are worshiped in Guru Pradosh Vrat.

What is Guru Pradosh Vrat

If Pradosh Vrat falls on Thursday then it is called Guru Pradosh Vrat.

Significance of Guru Pradosh Vrat

The importance of Guru Pradosh Vrat has also been told in 'Shiva Purana' and other Hindu scriptures. Guru Pradosh Vrat is considered an important day for the devotees of Lord Shiva. Indra had won victory over the demon Vrittasura by observing the fast of Guru Pradosh.

Guru Pradosh Vrat Story

Once there was a war between the army of Indra and Vrittasura. The gods defeated and destroyed the demon army. Seeing this, Vrittasura became very angry and himself got involved in the war. He took a formidable form from the demonic Maya. All the gods were frightened, reached Gurudev Brihaspati's shelter. Brihaspati Maharaj said - First of all, I should know the real of Vrittasura.

Vrittasura is very ascetic and hardworking. He pleased Shiva by doing severe penance on the Gandhamadan mountain.

In a previous birth, there was a king named Vrittasur, Chitraratha. Once he went to Mount Kailash in his plane. Seeing Mother Parvati seated there in the left limb of Shiva, he said with ridicule - 'O Lord! We remain under the control of women because of being trapped in illusion, but it was not visible in Devlok that the woman should be embraced and sit in the assembly.

Hearing this word of Chitrarath, the omnipresent Shivshankar laughed and said - 'O king! My practical point of view is different. I have drank the Death Giver-Kalkoot Mahavenom, yet you ridicule me like a common man!

But Mata Parvati became furious after hearing such words of Chitrarath - 'Oh wicked! You have ridiculed me as well as the omnipresent Maheshwar, so I curse you that you may attain the demon. Due to the curse of Mother Parvati, 'Chitrarath' got to the demon and became Vrittasura born from the excellent penance of a sage named Tvashta.

Gurudev Brihaspati further said - Vrittasur has been a devotee of Shiva since childhood, so O Indra! You please Lord Shankar by fasting Brihaspati Pradosh.

Devraj observed the Brihaspati Pradosh fast following the orders of Gurudev. Due to the glory of Guru Pradosh Vrat, Indra soon conquered Vrittasur and there was peace in Devlok.

Guru Pradosh Vrat Date 2023 has the following: -

Trayodashi tithi in January

Magha, Krishna Trayodashi, Guru Pradosh Vrat
Thursday, 19 January 2023
19 January 2023 at 01:18 pm - 20 January 2023 at 09:59 am

Trayodashi tithi in February

Magha, Shukla Trayodashi, Guru Pradosh Vrat
Thursday, 02 February 2023
02 February 2023 at 04:26 pm - 03 February 2023 at 06:57 pm.

Trayodashi tithi in June

Jyeshtha, Shukla Trayodashi, Guru Pradosh Vrat
Thursday, 01 June 2023
01 June 2023 at 01:39 pm - 02 June 2023 at 12:48 pm

Ashadha, Krishna Trayodashi, Guru Pradosh Vrat
Thursday, 15 June 2023
15 June 2023 at 08:32 am - 16 June 2023 at 09:39 am

Trayodashi tithi in October

Ashwina, Shukla Trayodashi, Guru Pradosh Vrat
Thursday, 26 October 2023
26 October 2023 at 09:44 am - 27 October 2023 at 06:56 am

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