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|Shukra Pradosh Vrat|
|Pradosh vrat is observed during the pradosh period on Trayodashi tithi. If Pradosh vrat falls on Saturday, then it is called Shani Pradosh Vrat.|
|Also called||Shani Pradosham|
|Dates||24 April 2021|
|08 May 2021|
|04 September 2021|
|18 September 2021|
|Observances||Puja, Fasting, Night-awakening, donations, and prayers|
|Benefits||Relief from Shani dosh and blessing the newborn|
If Pradosh Vrat falls on Saturday, then it is called Shani Pradosha fast. It is also known as Shani Pradosham. Shani Pradosh vrat is very fruitful and keeping this fast gives immense blessings from Shani Dev. This vrat is good for protecting against the inauspicious effects of Shani. The story of Shani Pradosh Vrat is as follows.
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According to the Skanda Purana, in ancient times a widowed Brahmini would take alms with her son and return in the evening. One day when she was returning with alms, she saw a beautiful boy on the river bank who was the prince Dharmagupta of the Vidarbha country. Enemies had killed his father and annexed his kingdom. His mother's death was also famine. The Brahmin adopted the child and raised him.
After some time, Brahmin along with both the children went to the temple. There she met sage Shandilya. Sage Shandilya told Brahmani that the child they have got is the son of the king of Vidarbhashya who was killed in battle. Rishi Shandilya advised Brahmani to perform Pradosh fast. With the sage's orders, both the boys also started Pradosh fast.
One day both the boys were walking in the forest when they saw some Gandharva girls. The Brahmin boy returned home but Prince Dharmagupta started talking to a Gandharva girl named "Anshumati". Gandharva Kanya and Rajkumar become fascinated with each other, Kanya calls Rajkumar to introduce his father to get married. The next day when he again came to meet Gandharva Kanya, Gandharva Kanya's father told him that he is the prince of Vidarbha country. On the orders of Lord Shiva, Gandharvaraja got his daughter married to Prince Dharmagupta.
After this, Prince Dharmagupta with the help of the Gandharva army regained Vidarbha country. All of this was the result of Brahmani and Prince Dharmagupta's Pradosh Vrat. According to Skand Purana, a devotee who hears or recites the story of Pradosh vrat after Lord Shiva puja on the day of Pradosh vrat never suffers impoverishment for a hundred births.
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Benefits: Shani Pradosh Vrat helps to get relief from Shani dosh and also the blessing of newborns.
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