Varuthini Ekadashi 2017
About Varuthini Ekadashi :
Varuthini Ekadashi also known as Baruthani 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 Chaitra or Vaisakha (as per North Indian Calendar) which in the Gregorian calendar falls in April or May.
Varuthini Ekadashi is a highly auspicious day dedicated to worship of Varaha or Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu (fifth avatar) to get rid of all your sins, sorrows and griefs.
The name of this ekadashi “Varuthini” means armoured or protected, hence it is believed that a person who observes this ekadashi vrata with utmost devotion, is protected from all harm and evil and gains good fortune.
Varuthini Ekadashi Story / Vrat Katha :
According to legends, one upon a time there was a King named Mandhata, who was from the Ikshvaku dynasty. He was a very wise and noble king.
King Mandhata was known for his Meditation. Once while he was performing meditation, a wild bear came nearby and soon started chewing his leg. Later the wild boar dragged the king into nearby woods. Still the king did not break his meditation, he calmly kept chanting the name of Lord Vishnu in his mind. Lord Vishnu got pleased by his act of meditation and soon appeared and killed the wild boar with his Sudarshan Chakra.
Till then the wild boar had ate Kings legs and king was sad because of that. Lord Vishnu told the King to visit Mathura and worship the Varaha avatar of his on Varuthini Ekadashi day to get back his leg.
The King visited Mathura and worshipped the Varaha avatar of Lord Vishnu on Varuthini Ekadashi with great devotion and soon got back his leg.
Since that miracle, people of the region started observing Varuthini Ekadashi vrata with great devotion.
Varuthini Ekadashi Puja Vidhi :
The Puja Vidhi performed during Varuthini Ekadashi is similar to that followed during other Ekadashi’s.
On this day, the Varaha or Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu (fifth avatar) is worshipped.
On the day of Varuthini Ekadashi, devotees of Lord Vishnu 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.
Varuthini Ekadashi Mantra :
You can chant any one of these Vishnu Mantra and Slokas on this auspicious day of Varuthini Ekadashi – Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaaya Mantra, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram or Vishnu Ashtottaram.
Varuthini Ekadashi 2017 Date :
- Varuthini Ekadashi – 22nd April 2017
- Vaishnava Varuthini Ekadashi – 23rd April 2017
Varuthini Ekadashi 2017 Parana Date & Time :
- 13:52 to 16:23 hrs IST on 23rd April 2017
- 06:18 to 08:49 hrs IST on 24th April 2017 (For Vaishnava’s)
Varuthini Ekadashi Vrat Katha, Puja Vidhi, Vrat Mahatmya Hindi Video :