Revealed – The Best Day To Please Lord Vishnu!

Lord Vishnu (vishnu bhagwan) is said to be the creator of the world and the manager of destiny. He can be seen sitting on the many-headed snake who is said to be the ‘Kalswarup Sheshnag –The king of snakes’. Vishnu bhagwan (Vishnu God) has a smiling and calm face with a lot of intelligence in his eyes. He is also said to be the kindest God, who immediately fulfils the wishes of his ardent devotees. Keeping in mind his kindness and blessings on us, here is the day on which we should for sure pray Lord Vishnu. The effects will be immediate and fruitful. That day is none other than Devshayani Ekadashi. The day he wakes up is known as Prabodhini Ekadashi. Lord Rama is said to the 7th Vishnu Avatar– the seventh Lord Vishnu’s Incarnation, who has been worshipped along with Vishnu Bhagwan during all the ‘Ekadashis’.

Devshayani Ekadashi - Lord Vishnu

Devshayani Ekadashi is also known as Padma Ekadashi, Ashadi Ekadashi, and Hari Shayani Ekadashi. This happens on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashadha (June- July). On this day Lord Vishnu goes to sleep for a period of four months in the Ksheer Sagar (cosmic ocean of milk). Lord Vishnu sleeps in his signature position of Ananta Sayana on the Kalswarup Sheshnag. On the year 2018 it will fall on 23th July.

How Is Devshayani Ekadashi Lucky?

It is believed that worshiping Lord Vishnu and Goddess Mahalaxmi and fasting as well, on this day has many benefits. In the scripture Bhavishyottara Purana, God Krishna has narrated the significance of Shayani Ekadashi to Yudhishthira. The story of King Mandata is narrated in this context.

Devshayani Ekadashi - Lord Vishnu

King Mandhata was a very dedicated and pious king of his empire. Peace and prosperity resided in the kingdom for a long time until, once there was a severe drought when crops were harmed, less availability of water and food was there, spreading of deadly diseases and all sorts of unwanted things took place. After a lot of struggle, King Mandhata once decided to refer the sage Angira, who asked him to observe Devshayani Ekadashi. After his dedicated worship to Lord Vishnu, things slowly fall into place and his kingdom regained all their happiness. Below mentioned are certain benefits of the Fast!

  • You can get rid of your past life sins.
  • Get cure of all major as well as minor diseases.
  • Bring in prosperity and wealth.
  • Will be blessed with a blissful life
  • Develop a calm and society friendly nature.
  • Rituals Of Devsayani Ekadashi

Rituals to be followed on the day of Devshayani Ekadashi

  • Prayers and hymns are chanted to pacify the souls of deceased forefathers on Devshayani Ekadashi.
  • Devotees keep fast on this day.
  • The fast begins from the day of Dashami, while observing the Vrat devotees are not allowed to consume more than a meal.
  • Thousands of devotees prefer taking a holy dip in Godavari river on Devshayani Ekadashi and pay their homage to Lord Rama at Kala Ram temple in Nashik.
  • Rituals are performed in the afternoon for the departed members of the family.
  • Ashwamedha Yagna (horse sacrifice) ritual is said to be very auspicious on Devshayani Ekadashi.
  • Lord Vishnu idols are decorated with Shankh (shell), Chakra (Lord Vishnu’s weapon), Gadha and yellow color clothes are offered.
  • Flowers, Paan (betel), Supari (Betel nut), incense sticks and Bhog (sacred food offering) are offered to Lord Vishnu.
  • During the evening, most of the devotees have the same Bhog Prasad.
  • The fast is finally terminated on the next day during the Parana period.

Devshayani Ekadashi Parana (End of the fast)

Devshayani Ekadashi - Lord Vishnu

It is believed that worshiping Lord Vishnu (Vishnu bhagwan) and Goddess Mahalaxmi and fasting as well, on this day has many benefits. In the scripture Bhavishyottara Purana, God Krishna has narrated the significance of Shayani Ekadashi to Yudhishthira. The story of King Mandata is narrated in this context.

King Mandhata was a very dedicated and pious king of his empire. Peace and prosperity resided in the kingdom for a long time until, once there was a severe drought when crops were harmed, less availability of water and food was there, spreading of deadly diseases and all sorts of unwanted things took place. After a lot of struggle, King Mandhata once decided to refer the sage Angira, who asked him to observe Devshayani Ekadashi. After his dedicated worship to Vishnu bhagwan, things slowly fall into place and his kingdom regained all their happiness. Below mentioned are certain benefits of the Fast!

  • You can get rid of your past life sins.
  • Get cure of all major as well as minor diseases.
  • Bring in prosperity and wealth.
  • Will be blessed with a blissful life
  • Develop a calm and society friendly nature.
  • Rituals Of Devsayani Ekadashi

Rituals to be followed on the day of Devshayani Ekadashi

  • Prayers and hymns are chanted to pacify the souls of deceased forefathers on Devshayani Ekadashi.
  • Devotees keep fast on this day.
  • The fast begins from the day of Dashami, while observing the Vrat devotees are not allowed to consume more than a meal.
  • Thousands of devotees prefer taking a holy dip in Godavari River on Devshayani Ekadashi and pay their homage to Lord Rama (7th Vishnu avatar)at Kala Ram temple in Nashik.
  • Rituals are performed in the afternoon for the departed members of the family.
  • Ashwamedha Yagna (horse sacrifice) ritual is said to be very auspicious on Devshayani Ekadashi.
  • Lord Vishnu idols are decorated with Shankh (shell), Chakra (Lord Vishnu’s weapon), Gadha and yellow colour clothes are offered.
  • Flowers, Paan (betel), Supari (Betel nut), incense sticks and Bhog (sacred food offering) are offered to Vishnu bhagwan.
  • During the evening time, most of the devotees have the same Bhog Prasad.
  • The fast is finally terminated on the next day during the Parana period.

Devshayani Ekadashi Parana (End of the fast)

On 24th, Parana Time = 07:09 to 09:09

On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment = 22:55

Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 19:17 on 22/Jul/2018

Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 20:53 on 23/Jul/2018

Pandharpur Yatra:

This day, a huge yatra or religious procession of pilgrims known as Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadasi Waari Yatra culminates at Pandharpur, in Solapur district in south Maharashtra, situated on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River.

Pandharpur is the main centre of worship of the deity Vitthal, a local form of Lord Vishnu (Vishnu Avatar). Lakhs of pilgrims come to Pandharpur on this day from different parts of Maharashtra to pay homage to Lord-Vishnu. Some of them carry Palkhis (palanquins) with the images of the saints of Maharashtra along with the idols of Lord-Vishnu. Dnyaneshwar’s image is carried from Alandi, Namdev’s image from Narsi Namdev, Tukaram’s from Dehu, Eknath’s from Paithan, Nivruttinath’s from Trimbakeshwar, Muktabai’s from Muktainagar, Sopan’s from Sasvad and Saint Gajanan Maharaj from Shegaon. These pilgrims are referred to as Warkaris. They sing Abhangas that are hymns of Saint Tukaram and Saint Dnyaneshwar, dedicated to Vitthal- Vishnu Avatar

Pandharpur Yatra

This day, a huge yatra or religious procession of pilgrims known as Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadasi Waari Yatra culminates at Pandharpur, in Solapur district in south Maharashtra, situated on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River.

Pandharpur is the main center of worship of the deity Vitthal, a local form of Vishnu. Lakhs of pilgrims come to Pandharpur on this day from different parts of Maharashtra. Some of them carry Palkhis (palanquins) with the images of the saints of Maharashtra. Dnyaneshwar’s image is carried from Alandi, Namdev’s image from Narsi Namdev, Tukaram’s from Dehu, Eknath’s from Paithan, Nivruttinath’s from Trimbakeshwar, Muktabai’s from Muktainagar, Sopan’s from Sasvad and Saint Gajanan Maharaj from Shegaon. These pilgrims are referred to as Warkaris. They sing Abhangas that are hymns of Saint Tukaram and Saint Dnyaneshwar, dedicated to Vitthal.

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