Parivartini Ekadashi 2017
About Parivartini Ekadashi :
Parivartini Ekadashi also known as Parsva Ekadashi, Vamana Ekadashi, Jal Jhilani Ekadashi and Jayanti Ekadashi is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi Tithi) of the Shukla Paksha (waxing moon phase) in the Hindu Calendar month Bhadrapada which in the Gregorian calendar falls in August or September.
Parivartini Ekadashi is a highly auspicious day dedicated to worship of Lord Vishnu to get rid of all your sins.
According to legends, it is believed that on this day while his sleep of Chaturmaas, Lord Vishnu shifts his sleeping position from left side to right side and hence this day is known as Parsva Parivartini Ekadashi.
Parivartini Ekadashi Story / Vrat Katha :
The story of Parivartini Ekadashi is all about the Vamana Avatar of Lord Vishnu and killing of demon king Mahabali.
According to legends, in the tretayuga, there was a powerful king Bali. He was a true devotee of Lord Vishnu. He defeated Lord Indra and had conquered the entire world. Lord Indra along with all other deva’s and great sages came to Lord Vishnu seeking for help. Lord Vishnu decided to help them.
Lord Vishnu appeared as a dwarf brahmana (his fifth incarnation of Lord Vamana) in front of King Bali and asked him form alms in form of Land. He pleaded for just 3 feet land space. Bali agreed and soon the body of dwarf brahmana (Lord Vamana) began to expand into a gigantic transcendental form and covered the entire earth with his one step and then covered all the heavenly planets with the second step. He then lifted King Bali by his hand and asked him where shall i place my foot now to measure the third step of land you promised to give me.
Upon hearing this, King Bali bowed down in humility and offered his head to place the third step. Lord Vamana placed his foot on Bali’s head and sent him all the way to Patalaloka. Lord Vamana was please with King Bali’s righteousness and lived with him.
Thereafter on Parivartini Ekadasi, King Bali installed a deity form of Lord Vishnu in his residence.
Lord Vishnu then says that one who fasts on this Ekadashi day gets rid of all his sins.
Parivartini Ekadashi Puja Vidhi :
The Puja Vidhi performed during Parivartini Ekadashi is similar to that followed during other Ekadashi’s.
On the Parivartini Ekadashi day people observe a strict fast which is broken on the next day during the parana time. Those who are unable to keep a whole day fast keep a partial fast consuming fruits and milk and avoid eating rice and other grains for the whole day.
People worship Lord Vishu on this day and chant Vishnu Sahastranaam. In some regions people also worship the Vamana Avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Parivartini Ekadashi Mantra :
You can chant any one of these Vishnu Mantra and Slokas on this auspicious day – Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaaya Mantra, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram or Vishnu Ashtottaram
Parivartini Ekadashi 2017 Date :
- Parivartini Ekadashi – 2nd September 2017
Parivartini Ekadashi 2017 Parana Date & Time :
- 06:29 to 07:02 hrs IST on 3rd September 2017 (For all)