Saturday, October 4, 2014

Papankusha Ekadashi 2014 - Muhuratam & Puja Vidhi

Papankusha Ekadashi will be celebrated today and tomorrow to honor Lord Vishnu. Observing this Ekadashi is the easiest and simplest way to unlock doors of heaven after death. Also, this is the day to earn fortune and eternal prosperity. Want to know how? Read on...

Worship Lord Vishnu on Papankusha Ekadashi and seek his blessings forever.

Papankusha Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of the bright fortnight of Hindu month Ashwin. Like every Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu is the deity of this day. However, Lord Padmanabha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu is worshiped on Papankusha Ekadashi.

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It is believed that the one who observes fast on this day, goes to heaven after death. It is also said that by observing Papankusha Ekadashi fast, one earns benefits which are more than those earned by performing 1000 Ashwamedha Yagya or 100 Surya Yagya.

Talking about the legend associated with Papankusha Ekadashi fast, there was a hunter named, Krodhana, who committed sinful acts throughout his life. On the day before he died, he observed Papankusha Ekadashi fast, as suggested by saint Angira. As a result, he got relief from his evil acts and attained heaven after death.


(Below given Panchanga is on the basis of New Delhi region.)

For Smarthas (Oct 4, 2014)

Sankalp Time: From morning 08:00 am to 09:29 am
Vrat Duration: 06:15 am (Oct 4, 2014) to 06:16 am (Oct 5, 2014)
Rahu Kaal: 09:12 am to 10:41 am
Parana Time: 10:58 am to 12:27 pm (On Oct 5, 2014)

For Vaishnavas (Oct 5, 2014)

Sankalp Time: 09:30 am to 10:58 am
Vrat Duration: 06:16 am (Oct 5, 2014) to 06:16 pm (Oct 6, 2014)
Rahu Kaal: 04:34 pm to 06:03 pm
Parana Time: 09:30 am to 10:58 am (On Oct 6, 2014)

Papankusha Ekadashi 2014: Rituals Of The Day

Rituals plays a very important role in observance of every fast. Hence, there are some rituals that are to be followed on Papankusha Ekadashi:
  • Wake up early in the morning and dress up in clean clothes
  • Papankusha Ekadashi fast starts a day before i.e. on Dashmi (the tenth day of Hindu month)
  • Worship the six cereals: rice, Moong (green grams), wheat, barley, gram, and Urad (black lentil)
  • Avoid any sinful act on this day and do not speak lie
  • Avoid eating salts and spices
  • Chant devotional songs throughout the night and please Lord Vishnu
  • The fast completes on Dwadashi (the twelfth day of Hindu month)
So, observe Papankusha Ekadashi fast and get free from all sins and fear of going to hell. Following the rituals of Papankusha Ekadashi fast is the simplest way to reach heaven. Observe this fast and please Lord Vishnu to shower his blessings on you.

Want to know more about Papankusha Ekadashi in detail, click here - Papankusha Ekadashi 2014

You may also like to know the dates of all the Ekadashis falling in the year 2014 - Ekadashi 2014

Have a blessed Papankusha Ekadashi in 2014

Event Of The Day!

Today is Durga Visarjan. Celebrations of Durga Puja come to an end on this day. Idols of Maa Durga are worshiped with dedication and are then immersed in water.

Sri Madhvacharya Jayanti will also be observe today. Madhvacharya was an Indian philosopher, who was the chief proponent of Tattvavada (philosophy of reality).

Panchak will begin today. Panchak is an inauspicious duration in which no auspicious work should be done.

Bharat Milap will also be celebrated today. Bharat Milap is celebrated to commemorate Lord Ram's return to Ayodhya after 14 years and his reunion with his brother, Bharat.

Have a nice day!

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