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Devshayani Ekadashi 2024: Story, Date, Timing & Puja Rituals

By: Future Point | 02-Jun-2023
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What is an Ekadashi?

Ekadashi is the 11th ‘Tithi’ (Date) of both the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (Waxing Phase of the Moon) and the ‘Krishna Paksha’ (Waning Phase of the Moon) of a month as per the Hindu Lunar Calendar.

What is Devshayani Ekadashi?

The Ekadashi that occurs in the Shukla Paksha of the month of Ashada is called the Devshayani Ekadashi.

Devshayani Ekadashi is one of the 24 Ekadashis that occur in a year. Hindu Devotees, especially those who belong to the Vaishnava denomination, observe a vrat (fast) on every Ekadashi to propitiate Lord Vishnu. Devshayani Ekadashi is also known as Padma Ekadashi, 

 

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Significance of Devshayani Ekadashi

The Devshayani Ekadashi is very important as it marks the beginning of a significant 4 month period that spans across the next 4 months to come. As per the Holy Hindu Scriptures. Lord Vishnu on this day goes into a 4 month long period of Yogic Sleep called “Yog Nidra”.

The 4 month long period that starts from Devshayani Ekadashi is called the ‘Chaturmas’ and since Lord Vishnu who preserves the entire cosmos goes into Yog Nidra, no major auspicious task or event is performed during this time.

However, the Chaturmas is a time for immersing into devotion and receiving spiritual knowledge through listening to people on the spiritual path and reading holy scriptures.

Story Associated with Devshayani Ekadashi

As per the Holy Hindu Texts, once there was a king called Mandhata who was very benevolent & compassionate towards the people that lived in his kingdom. There came a time in his rule that it did not rain for 3 years and the kingdom went into a state of drought. This caused extreme sorrow & distress among the people. In search for a solution to this problem from a spiritual master, the king wandered deep into far away forests and reached the ashram of Sage Angeera.

Sage Angeera asked King Mandhata the reason for his sorrow that was evident from his face & body language. King Mandhata replied and told the situation of drought that has gripped his kingdom and has become an existential threat to the lives of all living beings- people, animals and trees.

Hearing this, Sage Angeera in his divine wisdom, suggested the king to observe the vrat (fast) of Devshayani Ekadashi and appeal to all his people to do the same. As per the directions of Sage Angeera, King Mandhata along with all the people of his kingdom observed the vrat of Devshayani Ekadashi and soon the drought ended with ample rain leading to abundant grains and subsequent wealth in the lives of all.

How to observe the Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat?

Following are the general guidance or procedure that devotees follow during the Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat ritual:

  • Preparation of the vrat or fast begins in the evening of the 10th Tithi (the date prior to the Ekadashi).
  • Devotees perform a prayer to Lord Vishnu on the evening of the 10th Tithi and then take a meal (without rice).
  • Next day, the vrat or fast of Devshayani Ekadashi starts at Sunrise and continues till the Sunrise of next morning or further till the time of ‘Parana’ which is the time of ending the fast .
  • During the vrat or fast period, devotees offer prayers to Lord Vishnu.   
  • In Parana, devotees perform the Puja (worship) of Lord Vishnu and offer Tulsi, fruits and sweets to the deity.
  • Donation to Brahmins and those who are in need, is offered after the completion of Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat.

One who observes the vrat (fast) of Devshayani Ekadashi gets the immensely auspicious blessings of Lord Vishnu and leads a blissful, prosperous & content life. Furthermore, a devotee of Lord Vishnu who observes Ekadashi fast attains Moksha or liberation from the cycle of birth & death!

Devshayani Ekadashi 2024: Date & Auspicious Timings

The date & auspicious timings or the Muhurat for performing the vrat or fasting rituals on Devshayani Ekadashi are as follows:

Devshayani Ekadashi 2024 will be observed on 17th July and the Parana (completion of the vrat) will happen on 17th July.

Ekadashi Tithi (Lunar Date) begins on 16th July 2024 at 08:33 PM

Ekadashi Tithi (Lunar Date) ends on 17th July 2024 at 09:02 PM

Vrat Parana Time: 18th July 2024 05:35 to 08:20

Mantra to Propitiate Lord Vishnu on Devshayani Ekadashi 2024

 सुप्ते त्वयि जगन्नाथ जगत सुप्तं भवेदिदम।

विबुद्धे त्वयि बुध्येत जगत सर्वं चराचरम।

Mantra to Ask for Lord Vishnu’s Forgiveness on Devshayani Ekadashi 2024

 भक्तस्तुतो भक्तपर: कीर्तिद: कीर्तिवर्धन:।

कीर्तिर्दीप्ति: क्षमाकान्तिर्भक्तश्चैव दया परा।।

Mantra to Make/Request Lord Vishnu to go into Yog Nidra

 सुप्ते त्वयि जगन्नाथ जमत्सुप्तं भवेदिदम्।

विबुद्दे त्वयि बुद्धं च जगत्सर्व चराचरम्।

 The above mentioned mantra basically means- Oh Lord Vishnu, the entire cosmos wakes up with You and goes into sleep at the subconscious level when You go into the Yog Nidra. Please keep Your blessings upon us.

 

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Lord Vishnu’s Aarti

Following is the aarti of Lord Vishnu that a devotee must chant wholeheartedly on Devshayani Ekadashi as well as every time the devotee completes a sacred ritual: 

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे, स्वामी! जय जगदीश हरे।

भक्तजनों के संकट क्षण में दूर करे।।

जो ध्यावै फल पावै, दुख बिनसे मन का।

सुख-संपत्ति घर आवै, कष्ट मिटे तन का

।। ॐ जय जगदीश हरे।।

मात-पिता तुम मेरे, शरण गहूं किसकी।

तुम बिन और न दूजा, आस करूं जिसकी

।। ॐ जय जगदीश हरे।।

तुम पूरन परमात्मा, तुम अंतरयामी।

पारब्रह्म परेमश्वर, तुम सबके स्वामी

।। ॐ जय जगदीश हरे।।

तुम करुणा के सागर तुम पालनकर्ता।

मैं मूरख खल कामी, कृपा करो भर्ता

।। ॐ जय जगदीश हरे।।

तुम हो एक अगोचर, सबके प्राणपति।

किस विधि मिलूं दयामय! तुमको मैं कुमति

।। ॐ जय जगदीश हरे।।

दीनबंधु दुखहर्ता, तुम ठाकुर मेरे।

अपने हाथ उठाओ, द्वार पड़ा तेरे

।। ॐ जय जगदीश हरे।।

विषय विकार मिटाओ, पाप हरो देवा।

श्रद्धा-भक्ति बढ़ाओ, संतन की सेवा

।। ॐ जय जगदीश हरे।।

तन-मन-धन और संपत्ति, सब कुछ है तेरा।

तेरा तुझको अर्पण क्या लागे मेरा

।। ॐ जय जगदीश हरे।।

जगदीश्वरजी की आरती जो कोई नर गावे।

कहत शिवानंद स्वामी, मनवांछित फल पावे

।। ॐ जय जगदीश हरे।।