Ekadashi

 

Ekadashi Vrat has special significance in Indian traditions. Ekadashi fasting is observed on every 11th Tithi in the Hindu calendar. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe Ekadashi fast to seek his blessings. And therefore, special importance is given to worshipping Lord Vishnu. Other important festivals like Diwali also fall in November. But even more importantly, three Ekadashis are coming this month.  

 

Rama Ekadashi on Nov 1 

The first day of the month will start from Ekadashi itself. Rama Ekadashi fast should be observed on this day. Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, is worshipped along with Shri Lakshmi Narayan (Lord Vishnu). The worship of Shri Lakshmi Narayan has special significance on this Ekadashi, which comes before Diwali. 

 

Devuthani Ekadashi on Nov 14 

Devuthani Ekadashi is known as Dev Uthani Gyaras. It is celebrated in the month of Kartik, which comes after Diwali. It is also called Devotthan Ekadashi. It is believed that on this day, Lord Vishnu wakes up after a long sleep. Tulsi Vivah also holds a special significance on this holy day.

 

Utpana Ekadashi on Nov 30 

Utpanna Ekadashi fast is observed to attain salvation. This year in November, this Ekadashi is coming on the 30th. On this day, too, like other Ekadashi, special worship of Lord Vishnu is done. The vrat-katha of Satyanarayan is also read by the devotees in many places. Keeping the fast of Utpanna Ekadashi blesses a person with peace of mind.


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