Ekadashi on the Kartik Shukla Paksha is known as Devutthana Ekadashi. It is also known by the name Prabodhini Ekadashi. It marks the end of the Chaturmas period, during which auspicious activities are not performed. The Chaturmas period is not considered to be favourable for carrying out propitious deeds. Several auspicious events such as marriages, housewarming and other tasks can be performed in this duration. Natives who perform Tulsi Vivah in their homes fast on this day and establish the idol of Lord Vishnu.
Devutthani Ekadashi 2018 Muhurat for New Delhi, India
|Devutthana Ekadashi Muhurat||06:47:17 to 08:55:00 on 20th, November, 2019|
|Duration||2 hours 7 minutes|
Legend of Dev Uthani Ekadashi
Ekadashi refers to the 11th date in Hindu Calendar. Ekadashi of the Shukla Paksha during the month of Kartik is known as Devutthana Ekadashi. After sleeping for four months in the Kshirsagar, Lord Vishnu wakes up on this day. It is on the day of Dev Uthani Ekadashi that Lord Vishnu marries the Tulsi plant. Due to this reason, Dev Uthani is also celebrated as Tulsi Vivah. The day holds immense importance in Hinduism. It marks the beginning of the period during which auspicious activities can be performed.
Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2018: Puja Rituals
On this day, the idols of Lord Vishnu are adorned with yellow colored clothes and flowers. It is believed that if one offers yellow colored flowers, position of the planet Jupiter will strengthen. A strong and benefic Jupiter helps a person to garner respect and honor in the society. Also, it leads to gain of wealth and the person enjoys peace of mind. Worshiping Lord Vishnu with unwavering devotion helps the devotee to get rid of health issues like chronic cough, digestive system problems, jaundice, pain in ears, and respiratory tract disorders.
A Mandap is made around the Tulsi plant by using sugarcanes. The Tulsi plant is adorned with a Chunri. According to religious scriptures, venerating Tulsi plant helps to strengthen the planet Mars. Due to this, problems like stress, anger, conflicts, delay in marriage, property issues, etc. are resolved. Also, health problems related to the planet Mars like blood issues, diabetes, heart problems, surgeries, etc. can be tackled with ease. With this, we can conclude that performing the rites and rituals on this day strengthens the planets Jupiter and Mars, owing to which a person’s life improves. Pending tasks can be concluded as well. Tulsi Vivah is organized according the the prescribes rituals followed by recitation of Mantras and verses. Chanting the holy Mantras helps to create a positive environment and generates positive energy, which help to keep negativity at bay.
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The fast of Devutthana Ekadashi is concluded on the next day, that is on the day of Dwadashi. The Parana is done after worshiping Lord Vishnu and Goddess Tulsi. Observers end the fast by consuming sugarcanes, Amla (Indian gooseberry) and plum (ber). It is believed that eating these fruits on Devutthana Ekadashi helps in getting rid of sins. From the scientific point of view, sugarcane is known to neutralize the harmful elements in human body. Amla or Indian Gooseberry boosts up the immunity of the body, which keeps the body fit and healthy. Plums are good for improving the digestive processes and provide relief from constipation as well.
Indian culture is great. The rituals in this culture are in fact blessings in disguise for those who follow it. Every ritual has a logic and reason associated with it and is known to have proved beneficial for mankind since ages. Compared to other countries of the world, marriages in India last longer and are more of a soulful connection. This is because the wedding ceremonies are performed in accordance with the Muhurats, which are best suited to perform the activity. Marriage is a sacred ceremony and creates a unbreakable bond between two people. Marriage does not only involve the individuals who are getting married but their families as well. Thus, such ceremonies should always be performed at the right time to ensure the best results. A good married life is a blessing that everyone wants to be endowed with.
Devutthani Ekadashi marks the beginning of the golden period during which we can perform our auspicious tasks. Because of Western culture expanding its wings all over the globe, people have started to adopt it. Ignoring the importance of one’s own religion and the associated rituals can pan out to be devastating for us. We are lucky to be born in such a great culture and we should do our best to get the best of what we deserve. Adhering to the religious code of conduct is surely a way by which we can make our life better.
AstroSage wishes you a very happy Devutthana Ekadashi and Tulsi Vivah!