Utpanna Ekadasi 2013 will be observed on November 29, 2013. Eliminate all the bad effects of your sins made intentionally or unintentionally by observing fast & worshipping Lord Vishnu on this holy day.
With the intention of getting free from all the sins and get salvation, millions of people around the globe do fasting on the day of Utpanna Ekadashi with full devotion and dedication. According to the Hindu calendar, Utpanna Ekadashi is witnessed on the 11th day of Margashirsha Krishna Paksha. Utpanna Ekadasi is also recognized by the name of Utpatti Ekadasi. Let’s now read further to know more about Utpanna Ekadashi in detail.
The Legend Behind Utpanna Ekadashi
The major reason for the celebration of Utpanna Ekadasi is the myth regarding demon Murasura and Lord Vishnu. While Lord Vishnu was resting, demon Mura tried to kill him and take over him. For triumphing over this terrible situation, Goddess Ekadasi emerged and destroyed the devil. Lord Vishnu got happy by this act and blessed the Goddess. He enlightened that anyone observing fast on Utpanna Ekadashi would be sanctified with salvation. Since then, most of the Hindu followers observe this fast on the day of Ekadashi to achieve liberation. For showing their dedication towards Lord, people worship Maa Ekadasi on this day.
"Among all plants, the Tulsi is my favorite, among all months, Kartik, among all pilgrimages, Dwaraka, and among all days, Ekadasi is most beloved."
Lord Vishnu (Padma Purana)
Significance Of Ekadashi Fast
In accordance with the Hindu scriptures, this holy day (ekadasi) and the movement of Moon has been linked with the human mind. It is believed that at the time of Ekadasi, human mind conquers maximum effectiveness, giving the brain an improved ability to focus. The religious seekers are said to dedicate 2 days (occurs monthly) in deep meditation and worshiping. It is believed that by observing Ekadasi fast, humans can get the blessings showered on them as they get Moksha (salvation) and attain freedom from all the bad Karmas of both present and previous births. The Ekadasi fast is equivalent of fasting for Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahesha and Lord Brahma.
"If a person fasts on Ekadashi, I shall burn all sins. This day is the most meritorious day to kill all sins."
The Right Way To Observe Utpanna Ekadasi Fast
Utpanna Ekadasi fast is observed to please Lord Vishnu. On this pious day, the devotees visit temples and worship Mata Ekadashi and Lord Vishnu. The followers also worship Lord Krishna at the time of Brahma Muhurta. This fast is observed from early morning (sunrise) till the other day (Dwadashi morning). It is believed that on this day, it is good to offer flowers, rice, fruits and incense sticks to the Almighty. Most of the devotees also make donations to the needy.
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Shri Maha Vishnu Mantra For Ekadasi
“Shantakaram Bhujagashayanam padmanabham suresam |
Viswakaram gagandrusm meghavarnam subhamgam ||
Lakshmikantam kamalanayanam yogibhirdhyan gamyam |
Vande Vishnum bhavbhayharam Sarvalokaiknatham ||”
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The Importance Of Ekadasi In Hindu Scriptures
Ekadashi is not just said to put off all the bad Karmas and sins, but also to put on more blessings. For those who observe rigorous Ekadasi fast on a regular basis, Lord Krishna says:
"I shall remove all the obstacles from his path of spiritual development and bestow upon him the perfection of life."
"Ekadashi is one among the five boats for the people who are drowning in the ocean of worldly existence."
Lord Krishna (Garuda Purana)