Shani Trayodashi 2022: Also known as Shani Pradosh Vrat or Pausha – Shukla Trayodashi, Shani Trayodashi will be observed on Saturday, January 15, 2022 by the devotees of Lord Shiva who fast on this day and worship the almighty.
The Paush Shukla Trayodashi or Shani Trayodashi Tithi begins at 10:19 PM, Jan 14 and ends at 12:57 AM, Jan 16 while timings to perform the Vrat Puja is from 06:21 PM to 08:56 PM.
For Pradosham Vrat, the day is fixed, when Trayodashi Tithi falls during Pradosha Kala, which starts after Sunset.
The time window after Sunset when Trayodashi Tithi and Pradosha time overlaps is auspicious for Shiva Puja.
Shani Trayodashi 2022: Date & Shubh Timing
Date: January 15, Saturday
Trayodashi Tithi Begins – 10:19 PM, January 14
Trayodashi Tithi Ends – 12:57 AM, January 15
Shani Pradosh Vrat- 05:46 PM to 08:28 PM
Shani Trayodashi 2022: Significance
Shani Pradosh Vrat is known as Shani Trayodashi only when it falls on a Saturday. When Pradosh Vrat falls on a Monday, it is known as Soma Pradosham and on Tuesday – Bhauma Pradosham.
For Pradosh fasting, the day is fixed when Trayodashi Tithi falls during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset. The time phase after sunset when Trayodashi Tithi and Pradosh Tithi overlaps is considered auspicious for worshipping Lord Shiva.
As per belief, devotees who observe fast on this day are bestowed with special blessings such as healthy, wealthy and prosperous life.
Also, they are freed from their past and present sins. It was on this day Lord Shiva killed Asuras and the Devas, who sought help during the Pradosh Kaal. He was present there with his sacred bull Nandi.
Therefore, the tryodashi tithi is now observed with the puja of Lord Shiva and Nandi.
Shani Trayodashi 2022: Puja Vidhi
As per Hindu belief, when tithi falls after sunset, it is known as Pradosh vrat.
All the rituals and pujas are performed after sunset.
Here are the rituals that one performs as the puja vidhi-
- Take a bath and wear clean clothes before performing puja
- Place an earthen pot or Kalash filled with gangajal and flowers
- Offer gangajal to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
- Offer milk, honey, ghee, curd and belpatra to Shivlinga
- Read Pradhosh vrat Katha, chant Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 108 times
- Conclude your puja by doing aarti