Utpatti Ekadashi 2017
About Utpatti Ekadashi :
Utpatti Ekadashi also known as Utpanna Ekadashi is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi Tithi) of the Krishna Paksha (waning moon phase) in the Hindu Calendar month Kartika (as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada Calendar) or Margashirsha (as per North Indian Calendar) which in the Gregorian calendar falls in October or November.
The day signifies the birth of Ekadashi tithi.
Utpatti Ekadashi is a highly auspicious day dedicated to worship of Lord Vishnu to get rid of all sins and problems.
Utpatti Ekadashi Story / Vrat Katha :
According to legends, during satyuga, there was a powerful demon named Mur Danav. He had defeated all devta’s and had captured Swargaloka. He started harassing devas who soon approached Lord Vishnu for help.
Lord Vishnu decided to help devta’s. Soon a battle started between Devta’s under leadership of Lord Vishnu and Mur Danav and his huge army. The battle continued for years.
In between, feeling tired, Lord Vishnu wanted to rest. So he went inside a cave named Sinhvati in Badrikashram. Mur Danav followed him and when Lord Vishnu went to sleep, Mur Danav decided to attack Lord Vishnu to kill him. Suddenly a beautiful women emerged from the divine senses of Lord Vishnu.
Looking at her, Mur Danav got lost in her beauty and asked her to marry him. The women replied, “Oh no! It is not that easy to marry me. I have a condition that whoever wins me in a battle will marry me.” Blinded in beauty of the woman, another battle started between that beautiful lady and Mur Danav. Eventually Mur Danav was killed at hands of that beautiful lady.
Soon Lord Vishnu awoke from his sleep to find the dead body of Mur Danav and a beautiful lady standing next to it. Lord Vishnu asked the lady, “Who are You?” She replied i am Ekadashi Mata and i have incarnated from your divine body and i have killed this demon.”
Upon hearing this Lord Vishnu replied, “I am very pleased on you. Ask for a book and I shall give it to you.”
Ekadashi humbly replied, “O Lord! If you are pleased then pardon me the boon that one who fast on Ekadashi (my incarnation day) should be cleansed from all sins and should reach your adobe without fail.”
Lord Vishnu replied, ” One who worships you and me on Ekadashi Tithi Day would surely reach my adobe.” and then he disappeared.
Utpatti Ekadashi Puja Vidhi :
The Puja Vidhi performed during Utpatti Ekadashi is similar to that followed during other Ekadashi’s.
On the day of Utpatti 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.
Utpatti Ekadashi Mantra :
You can chant any one of these Vishnu Mantra and Slokas on this auspicious day of Utpatti Ekadashi – Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaaya Mantra, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram or Vishnu Ashtottaram.
Utpatti Ekadashi 2017 Date :
- Utpatti Ekadashi – 14th November 2017
Utpatti Ekadashi 2017 Parana Date & Time :
- 06:49 to 09:03 hrs IST on 15th November 2017
- 06:49 to 10:30 hrs IST on 15th November 2017 (For Vaishnava’s)