Friday, November 8, 2019

Dev Uthani Ekadashi Today! Know its Paran Muhurat and Vrat Vidhi

The Dev Uthani Ekadashi fast has great religious significance for the followers of Hinduism. Also known as Parbodhni Ekadashi, Dev Uthani Ekadashi falls on the Ekadashi Tithi of Kartik month’s Shukla Paksha. As mentioned above, this festival has a great reverence for the ones who follow the Hindu religion. This Tithi is dedicated to the caretaker and preserver of this Universe, Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Vishnu Ji wakes up from a four month long sleep. Beliefs state that he went to sleep on the day of Dev Shayni Ekadashi and wakes up after four months, during this day i.e. Dev Uthani Ekadashi. To commemorate this day and honour Lord Vishnu’s revival from sleep, auspicious events are organized on this day. 

Today i.e. on Friday, 8 November 2019, the fast of Dev Uthani will be observed whose Parna will take place on Saturday 9 November, 2019. Let us now take a look at the Muhurat of Dev Uthani Ekadashi now.

Dev Uthani Ekadashi Date & Parna Muhurat

DateDayParna MuhuratDuration
8 November 2019Friday06:38:39 to 08:49:07 on 9th, November 20192 hours 10 minutes

Note: The time period given above is applicable for New Delhi, India only। Click Here to know the appropriate Muhurat for your city or town. 

Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Vrat Vidhi 

  • On this day one should get up early in the morning and take an oath to observe the fast. Afterwards, Lord Vishnu should be eulogized. 
  • After cleaning the household properly and taking a holy bath, the shape of the feet of Lord Vishnu should be painted in the courtyard. 
  • After drawing pictures on a pounder, place fruits, sweet, plum, water chestnut, seasonal fruits and sugarcane should be placed in it and cover it with a lid. 
  • Also, on this day lamps should be lit outside the house and at the place of worship.
  • When night falls, all the family members should worship all the deities along with Lord Vishnu.
  • At the end, instruments like conch, Gong-Gharial, etc. should be played to wake up the Lord from his deep sleep and sentences like - Utho Deva, Baitho Deva, Anguria Chatkao Deva, Nayi Sut, Nayi Kapas, Dev Uthaye Kartik Mas, should be recited in a loop.

Dev Uthani Ekadashi : Associated Mythological Legends 

Once upon a time Goddess Lakshmi asked Lord Narayan, “Oh Lord! If you keep waking up throughout the day and night, without taking rest for a single second, then your irregular sleeping pattern will prove to be harmful. Therefore, you should book a period in a year’s time, to give yourself some rest and relaxation. This will also help me to spend some moments of leisure.” 

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Lord Vishnu listened carefully to his consort, Goddess Lakshmi and replied with a smile. He said, “Goddess! All deities especially you, suffer because of me. You don't even get a minute’s rest due to all these hassle. Hence, abiding by your words, from today onwards, I will sleep continuously for four months during the rainy season. During this time, all the Gods and Goddesses including you will get ample time to spend some leisurely moments. 

This sleep of mine will be called the Alpanidra (sleep apnea) and Pralay Kaleen Mahanidra. This will prove to be the ultimate blessing for my devotees. In this period, all my devotees will serve me and celebrate those days on which I go to sleep and wake up. And on these days only, I will reside in their households along with you.”

Wish you a very happy and prosperous Dev Uthani Ekadashi. Thankyou for staying connected with AstroSage!!!

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