Pradosha Vrat Katha
Pradosh Vrat, otherwise called Pradosham, is committed to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The Pradosha fasting and ceremonies are seen on the thirteenth day of lunar fortnight. There is a fascinating story said in the Puranas which portray the root of the Pradosh Fasting. The Pradosh vrat katha is connected with Samudurmanthana or Churning of sea and Lord Shiva drinking the toxin Halahala.
To get Amrita or the mixture of life, Devas and Asuras began the Samudra Manthan or stirring of sea on the guidance from Lord Vishnu. The agitating of the sea created the shocking toxin Halahala which had the ability to eat up the universe.
God Shiva acted the hero of the Devas and Demons and he drank the toxin Halahala. The devils and divine beings proceeded with the stirring of the sea lastly they got the Amrut or mixture on the twelfth day of lunar fortnight.
The Devas and Asuras thanked Lord Shiva on the thirteenth day. Satisfied with the dedication, Lord Shiva is accepted to have moved between the horns of Nandi the bull. The time when Shiva was to a great degree cheerful was the Pradosham period or the nightfall time.
It is accepted that Lord Shiva is to a great degree glad amid this period and favors his devotees and satisfies their wishes amid the Pradosh period on Trayodashi day. Shiva aficionados perform Pradosh for accomplishing moksha and satisfying their fantasies.