Prabodhini Ekadashi 2017
About Prabodhini Ekadashi :
Prabodhini Ekadashi is also known as Dev Uthani Ekadashi and Devutthana 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 Kartika which in the Gregorian calendar falls in October or November.
It is believed that Lord Vishnu awakens from four months of sleep on this day, after having slept on Devshayani Ekadashi. The Prabodhini Ekadashi day marks the end of Chaturmas.
It is believed that Lord Vishnu married to goddess Tulsi on this Day.
Prabodhini Ekadashi is followed by Kartik Poornima, which day is celebrated as Dev Diwali or Diwali of gods.
Prabodhini Ekadashi is a highly auspicious day dedicated to worship of Lord Vishnu – Shri Hari to get rid of all your sins and to achieve liberation (moksha).
Prabodhini Ekadashi Story / Vrat Katha :
There are several legends associated with Prabodini Ekadashi, or Dev Uthani Ekadasi. One of those legends is described below.
According to this legends, Lord Vishnu had a irregular sleeping pattern. Sometimes he used to remain awake for months together and sometimes would sleep continuously for several months. This made goddess Lakshmi unhappy.
Even Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma, Devas and Saints who used to visit Lord Vishnu for his darshan had to wait for long periods while Lord Vishnu was sleeping. That’s not all, demons used to take advantage of period of Lord Vishnu’s sleep and inflict pain on human beings and this lead to the spread of Adharma on earth.
One day, when Lord Vishnu woke up from sleep, he found Devas and Saints approaching him asking for help. They informed Lord Vishnu that a demon named Shankhyayan had stolen all the Vedas and this deprived people of knowledge. Lord Vishnu promised to get back the Vedas. He then fought for several days with Demon Shankhyayan and got back the Vedas.
Goddess Lakshmi, Devas and Saints. Lord Vishnu thought tat Lord Visnu will go to sleep because of a tiring long battle, but instead Lord Vishnu remained awake and promised to restrict his sleep to a period of four months starting from Ashadha Shudda Ekadasi and to Kartik Shuddha Ekadasi which is the Prabodini Ekadasi or Dev Uthani Ekadasi.
Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja Vidhi :
The Puja Vidhi performed during Prabodhini Ekadashi is similar to that followed during other Ekadashi’s.
On the day of Prabodhini Ekadashi, devotees worship Lord Vishnu with great devotion and chant his name or his mantra throughout the day.
Devotees observe a strict fast which is broken on the next day, i.e., on dwadashi day during the parana time. Those who are unable to keep a whole day fast keep a partial fast by consuming fruits and milk and avoid eating rice and other grains for the whole day.
Prabodhini Ekadashi Mantra :
You can chant any one of these Vishnu Mantra and Slokas on this auspicious day of Prabodhini Ekadashi – Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaaya Mantra, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram or Vishnu Ashtottaram.
Prabodhini Ekadashi 2017 Date :
- Prabodhini Ekadashi – 31st October 2017
Prabodhini Ekadashi 2017 Parana Date & Time :
- 06:42 to 08:58 hrs IST on 1st November 2017
- 06:42 to 10:27 hrs IST on 1st November 2017 (For Vaishnava’s)