For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    Devutthani Ekadashi: Date, Vrat Vidhi And Significance

    By

    Devutthani Ekadashi is a day when Lord Vishnu wakes up from sleep after a period of 4 months. This period, also known as Chaturmasa, is generally believed to be inauspicious for conducting any type of sacred or holy events, such as Puja, marriage, etc.

    Devutthani Ekadashi dates vrat vidhi and significance

    It begins with the Ekadashi of the Shravana month. Lord Vishnu goes to sleep on this day, also known as Devshayani Ekadashi. It falls in August according to the Gregorian calendar. Thus, from August to November, the period of four months, Lord Vishnu sleeps continuously.

    Array

    Significance Of Devutthani Ekadashi

    This day is considered very auspicious for all types of religious events. It is said that Pitra Dosha gets removed by observing a fast on Devutthani Ekadashi. The puja of both Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi should be done on this auspicious day to get more benefits and good luck in life. The day is also known for conducting the marriage of Tulsi and Shaligram, where Shaligram is the stone which represents Lord Vishnu.

    Array

    How To Observe Devutthani Ekadashi

    On the day of Devutthani Ekadashi, one should get up during the Brahma Muhurta and clean the house. Thereafter, one should take bath during the Brahma Muhurta only. Take an idol of Lord Vishnu and keep it in a lying position on a small stool covered with a yellow cloth. This way we assume that Lord Vishnu is sleeping. Do not forget to cover the idol in a yellow cloth as a blanket.

    Array

    How To Awake Lord Vishnu

    Chant the following mantra while clapping your hands; shake the idol two to three times while chanting the mantra. The mantra is as follows:

    Utthishtha Govinda, Tajnnidram Jagatpataye,
    Twayi Sutte Jagannath Jagat Suptam Bhavedidam
    Utthishte Cheshtate Sarvamutthishthotthishtha Madhav
    Gatamedha Vyacchaiva Nirmalam Nirmaladishah
    Shardani Cha Pushpani Grihan Mam Keshava

    Array

    Perform The Puja And Arti

    Apply tilak on his forehead and light a lamp. Offer flowers to Lord Vishnu. Perform the arti and do not forget to blow the Shankh. Now, since Lord Vishnu has woken up, you can give him a bath in Gangajal. Dress him up nicely in a yellow attire.

    Array

    Things To Abstain From

    We should abstain from eating onions and non-vegetarians food and avoid alcohol as well. All these are believed to be Tamasik foods and are believed to generate demonic energies in a human being, thus promoting the demonic qualities. Besides that, we should also not eat rice on an Ekadashi day.

    Read more about: spirituality fasts festivals
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Boldsky sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Boldsky website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more