[Advaita-l] Pradosham around Sunset time
dvnsarma at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 08:24:04 CST 2014
pra+dosham means thick darkness. I am not aware of the meaning 'removal'
for the upasarga 'pra'.
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 9:35 AM, S Jayanarayanan <sjayana at yahoo.com> wrote:
> What precise time duration or interval constitutes "Pradosham" with
> regards to sunset? Here are various websites giving quite different answers:
> "Pradosh kaal is the time period of 2 hours 24 minutes after the sunset."
> "Nitya Pradosham is one and a half hours before dusk and half an hour
> thereafter. Assuming a 6 p.m. sunset, Nithya Pradosham would be between
> 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. everyday."
> "All Pradoshams occur between 1-1/2 hours before and right up until the
> moment of sunset in the time zone where you are living physically."
> "19 December (Friday) Pradosh Vrat (K) 16:47 to 19:42" (i.e. ~ 3 hours!)
> "To be precise Pradosham is the specific time period of 48 minutes (24
> minutes before sunset and 24 minutes after sun set) that occurs every day
> (Nithya Pradosham)."
> "Pradosham literally means the removal of sins ( Pra - Removal , Dosham -
> Sin) is one of the most important prayer performed to Lord Shiva. It
> comes every Thiriyodasi tithi' (thirteenth lunar (moon) day of the waxing
> as well as waning moon phases) in all Shiva temples about 48 minutes during
> sun set, moon day and prayers period would be between 4.30 p.m till 6.30
> p.m (‘a period just before sunset and after sunset’.)"
> "The daily time before 90 minutes of sunset is called as nithya pradosham."
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