Pradosh Vrat 2020 falls on May 19, 2020, and on this day it is said that worshipping Lord Shiva will remove all the difficulties and barriers from one's life. It is also believed that he will also help you reduce the physical pain of your life. Pradosh Vrat 2020 will be observed on Trayodashi Tithis of Krishna Paksa and Shukla Paksa during the lunar month. It is considered to be one of the most special days for devotees of Lord Shiva. Here is all you should know about Pradosh Vrat 2020.
Pradosh Vrat is a story of Pradosh as described in Skanda Purana. It is said that this festival has been celebrated since ancient times. The story is as follows.
Many years ago, there was a widowed Brahmin woman. This woman would leave her house asking for food with her son in the morning and get back to her home in the evening. it is said that one fine day, she found a boy standing at the bank of the river. The boy was in a very bad condition and was the prince Dharmagupta of Vidarbha. It is said that he was in such a condition as his father's kingdom was captured by enemies and his father was killed. After looking at the boy, the woman brought the child home and took care of him.
After this, the Brahmin woman met Maharishi Shaandilya in the temple and told the priest about the child. After listening to the story, the priest told her about the child's parents and asked the woman to fast on Pradosh. She followed the sage's order and started performing the fast along with her children. One day both children meet Gandharva girls in the forest. The brahmin boy left, but Prince Dharmagupta stayed and started to talk to the girl named Anshumati. He fell in love with the girl, and the girl invited him to meet her father for marriage. The next day, the Prince went to meet the girl's father. The girl's father was the king of Gandharva. He learned that the boy was the prince of the Vidarbha dynasty. After learning this, the father married both of them by the grace of Lord Shiva.
After the marriage, Prince Dharmagupta attacked Vidarbha and regained his kingdom. After regaining the kingdom, he won all he had back and all the sorrows from his life were taken away. He also took the woman who cared for him back to his kingdom. All of them got happiness in the end. This is the significance of doing the Pradosh vrat: getting rid of all sorrows.