Devshayani Ekadashi 2023 , Maha-Ekadashi 2023 | Date, Time, Vrat Vidhi, Significance, Mantra , Rituals, Wishes, Images, what to do, what to eat :
Devshayani Ekadashi, often known as the first Ekadashi, is being observed on 29th, June ,2023 to mark the 11th day of the Shukla paksha of the Hindu month Ashadha. The day holds significance for Vaishnava’s or devotees of Lord Vishnu, and it is believed that on this day, Lord Vishnu goes to sleep and wakes up after four months on Prabodhini Ekadashi. Ekadashi marks the beginning of Chaturmas, a holy period of four months in the Hindu calendar.
Devshayani Ekadashi 2023
|Name of festival||Maha-Ekadashi|
|Significance||Beginning of the chaturmas|
|Date of festival||29th-June-2023|
|Observances||Pooja to Vishnu Pandharpur Yatra|
Devshayani Ekadashi, also known as Maha Ekadashi, Padma Ekadashi or Prathama Ekadashi, is one of the most important days of the Hindu community and is auspicious for the addicts of Lord Vishnu. It’s celebrated just after the notorious Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra and falls in the month of June or July, according to the English timetable.
Devshayani Ekadashi 2023 Date and Time
Devshayani Ekadashi 2023 will be observed on 29th, June,2023. Ekadashi Tithi begins at 03:18 AM on 30th, June,2023 and will end at 02:42 AM today. Devotees, who observe Devshayani Ekadashi fast, must break the Vrat between 01:48 PM to 04:36PM.
|Ekadashi Tithi Begins||03:18 AM on Jun 29, 2023|
|Ekadashi Tithi Ends||02:42 AM on Jun 30, 2023|
Devshayani Ekadashi significance
According to Hindu mythology, Devshayani Ekadashi is the day when Lord Vishnu goes into a state of deep meditation for four months. It is believed that he rests on Shesh Naag in the bed of Kshirasagara and during his absence, Lord Shiva looks after the entire universe.
Religious scriptures state that the significance of Devshayani Ekadashi was first explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhisthira. The name of Mandata had to face drought for three years in a row in his kingdom. This created a precarious condition and the residents of the kingdom had to face hard times. Rivers dried out and man and animal suffered immensely. The King saddened by the happenings in his kingdom embarked on a journey to seek some solution for his people.
The King wished to appease the Rain Gods and met Rishi Angiras to seek a solution. The King was supposed to keep a fast on Devshayani Ekadashi alongwith the entire population of the kingdom as advised by the rishi. Lord Vishnu blessed the kingdom and heavy rains occurred following the religious devotion shown by the King and his peasants. With rains came prosperity and the people lived happily thereafter. It became a ritual since then to fast on this auspicious day as this brought prosperity and luck to those who showed religious devotion.
Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi
On Devshayani Ekadashi, devotees wake up early, preferably during Brahma Muhurat (two hours before sunrise), take a bath and practice dhyana or meditation. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe a fast and chant ‘OM Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ Mantra to seek his blessings. People adorn Lord Vishnu in bright yellow clothes and offer prayers with water, flowers and bhog. Bhog can be fruits, sweets or any other Sattvic food preparation.
Devshayani Ekadashi Mantra
It is a holy day, especially for Vaishnavas, followers of Hindu God Vishnu. The devotees worship the images of Lord Vishnu and Devi Lakshmi while observing fast. During the fast, the observers abstain from all grains, beans, cereals, certain vegetables like onions and specific spices. They sing and hymn chants of Vishnu the entire night and make vows to be observed during the entire chaturmas, the period of four months. On the auspicious day of Devshayani Ekadashi, devotees can chant any of these Vishnu Mantras and Slokas
1. Achyutam Keshvam
2. Shree Krishna Govind
Hare Murari Hey Nath
3. Shreeman Narayan
Narayan Hari Hari
4. Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama
Rama Rama, Hare Hare
Devshayani Ekadashi 2023 Wishes
Get up, our God, get up,
Fill the courtyard with happiness,
All friends who support you in happiness and misery.
All the best wishes of God Raising Ekadashi.
We will decorate the sugarcane pond,
We will create the marriage of Vishnu-Tulsi,
You also be involved in happiness,
We will celebrate Ekadashi festival together.
Best wishes to Devuthani Ekadashi.
Devshayani Ekadashi 2023 Ritual /what to do & what to eat
1.The devotees must get up early in the morning and take a holy bath and wear nice clean / new clothes.
2. Place an idol of Lord Vishnu and Shree Yantra, light a diya with pure ghee, offer vermillion or flowers.
3. The devotees must offer sweets and panchamrit which is a mixture of milk, curd, sugar, honey and ghee.
4. Tulsi patra is Lord Vishnu’s most favourite herb, so do not forget to offer Tulsi Patra to Lord Shree Hari.
5. The people, who observe Ekadashi fast (Vrat) on this day, must recite Vishnu Sahastranaam.
6. It is considered to be highly auspicious to do charity and donate food to the needy people.
7. The devotees can have satvik food (fried potatoes, fruits and milk products) once in a day after offering Bhog Prasad to Lord Vishnu.
8. The fast can be broken on Dwadashi Tithi after performing Parana.
9. It is believed that one must include rice in their meal on Dwadashi Tithi.
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