It is a matter of ancient times. A Baishya named Shivadhan lived in a city. They lived a luxurious life because of their material comforts. His wealth and splendor could not be compared to anyone else in that city. Sahuji was very kind. No one had to return empty-handed. He used to send whatever he wanted by providing it.
The Pradosha vows in the months of Shravan, Bhadrapad, Kartik and Magh are of great help in relieving all the physical and material sufferings created by the influence of the present age. Even if it falls on a day other than Saturday, faithful observance of the Pradosha fast calms down Saturn’s calamity and cures diseases, illnesses, domestic disturbances, difficulties in work or business, etc.
The old men Sahu were very worried because of the childlessness. Due to the sadness of not having children even when old age was approaching, one day the couple decided to go on a pilgrimage and spend the rest of their lives. They had just reached the outskirts of the city when they saw a monk sitting under a big tree. The monks looked radiant.
The task of receiving the blessings of the samadhi yogi was intense because he was steadfast and meditative. There was also the fear of getting angry when the yogi in the samadhi was awakened. The sahusahuni, who had been sitting since morning, joined hands, evening fell, night fell, night passed but the sadhu’s tomb was not broken.
The baishya were sitting patiently with their hands clasped. Seeing the couple, Sethji’s husband and wife in front of him, Muni smiled softly and raised his hand as a blessing and said, “I have recognized the pain of your heart.” And while waiting for my tomb to open, you have already attained great virtue in ignorance. Yesterday was an important day for Saturn Bar and Pradosh fast. So your fast is complete.
You will have children. There is no need to make pilgrimage now. Instead, go on a pilgrimage now and return and always worship a devotional deity Lord Bholeshankar and live a happy family life in your own home. ‘
The sage faithfully explained the rules and regulations of performing the vows, including the importance and characteristics of all the vows, including the Shani Pradosh vrat, which gives a worthy offspring. The couple went on a pilgrimage after receiving blessings and leave from the sage. Every Pradosh started fasting on the day of fasting.
The effect of devotional worship of Pradosh Vrata is to get rid of worldly sorrows.