22 October 2014

Pradosham -- October 21, 2014

Below are very nice photographs of yesterday’s Amavasya Pradosham (Tuesday -- October 21, 2014) as observed at Arunachaleswarar Temple. 


Itinerant Yogi said...

What is Pradosham exactly? Is this related to the new moon or a pre-Deepam festivity?

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Pradosham is a time especially meant for praying to Lord Shiva, as it is the time that Shiva absorbs devotees’ karma. Thus, it is believed that praying during the time of Pradosham frees us from sins and eventually lead to moksha.

The twilight, Pradosham, marks the end of the day light and beginning of night. The day is ruled by Gods, angels and saints while night is ruled by evil spirits.

Pradosham is bi-monthly and celebrated robustly at Arunachaleswarar Temple.

I have made a number of links about this function. Check out:




for more in-depth information.