Today i.e. November 22 is dedicated to Dev Uthani Ekadashi. Also known as Prabodhini Ekadashi, it is the end of Chaturmas and the beginning of auspicious season. Let us know more about this day...
Dev Uthani Ekadashi or Prabhodhini Ekadashi is observed in the Kartik month as per the Hindu Calendar. The day is celebrated on the 11th day during the waxing phase of the Moon, or Shukla Paksha. Lord Krishna says that if a person fasts on Ekadashi, he or she burns all the sins.
For New Delhi, Parana Time on Dwadashi: 06:50 am - 08:57am (Nov. 23, 2015)
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Legends say that Lord Vishnu wakes up on this day, after a 4-month long sleep which starts on Dev Shayani Ekadashi. Dev Uthani Ekadashi is celebrated with enthusiasm, as it brings the season of marriages and other auspicious ceremonies. As per Nirnaya Sindhu, the best day to end fast and perform Tulsi Vivah is the Kartik Shudha Dwadashi.
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For New Delhi, Kartik Shudha Dwadashi ends at 01:19 pm on November 23, 2015
Keeping the religious reasons aside, the events like Ekadashi help us in improving our thinking capability and attain maximum efficiency giving the brain a better capacity to concentrate. The meditation during the two monthly days of Ekadashi has favorable influence on human mind.
Some communities do the Tulsi marriage ritual on Prabodhini Ekadashi or Kartik Purnima as per their tradition.
AstroSage wishes you happy and prosperous Dev Uthani Ekadashi!