Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Sage Kashyapa explains to his wife Dithi that during evening one should pray to Lord, Nama sankeerthanam and lighten the Lamp after abulations. The lightening of Lamp helps to remove all the darkness in the house. Lord Rudra looks for the people who does not follow these kind of auspicious activities and punishes them. Lord Rudra has no one as enemy and no one close, all are equal to Him. Lord Shiva won over Maya – Illusions and we are the ones falling to Maya, longing for all material and immaterial things without knowing the Truth that everything is perishable. Nothing in this Universe is Permanent . Even Ravana did severe penance and asked Lord Shiva for Fame. Lord Rudra never does any partiality to sinners, He performs his Duty as the Destroyer. He wants every soul to attain salvation and gives dharshan during the time of Pradosham without any jewels or elegant ornaments. He gives us the Dharshan as Digambareshwar with serpents on his body, tiger skin around His waist and smeared ashes all over his body. To remind us the eternal Truth – Everything is going to be ashes and nothing is going to remain.
Lord Rudra wants to save us from ignorance and make us aware of the Truth with the smear of ashes on His body. Lord Shiva gives dharshan to us in this form to hate the materialistic thinking and way of life. During sunset, one should worship Lord Surya Narayana. During this time of Sandhya, one should not sleep or spend time on bed. This is the time to worship Lord and chant Adithya Hrudayam. During the time of Sunset, one should avoid unwanted speeches as the urge to do good things will be lesser than that of evil. The Kaliyuga has all the evil forces because of the ignorance of finding a right time to have an offspring. This is also one of the reasons which adds misery to human life. Lord Brahma, all the deities and Maya worship Lord Rudra during the time of Pradosham.
At the time of Sunset, all the living beings undergo chemical changes in their body organs like digestive system, uterus, blood vessels etc. This is what happens during the times of eclipse too. The tendency to do evil things and evil characters dominate in these hours. It brings out Tamassik and Rajassik nature of all the living beings. This is one of the reasons Sage Kashyapa insists to spend these hours in worshipping Lord. The Brahma Muhurtham provides intelligence and all the Satwik qualities while the time of Sunset brings all the Rajassik and Tamassik qualities.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!