Devshayani Ekadashi 2018: Parana timings, puja Vidhi, Vrat katha & Shubh Muhurat: Devshayani Ekadashi comes just after the Jagannath Rathyatra and in India, the festival Devshayani Ekadashi is celebrated with huge glory.
The carnival Devshayani Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. As per legend and believed said that on the day of this Devshayani Ekadashi, the Lord Vishnu goes to sleep on this day and wakes up after four months.
According to the English calendar, Devshayani Ekadashi falls in the month of June or July. Also known as Padma Ekadashi, Ashadi Ekadashi, and Hari Shayani Ekadashi, this year, Devshayani Ekadashi is all set to celebrate by people on the 23rd July.
Following are the Parana timings, as per Drikpanchang.com:
On 24th, Parana Time – 06:16 AM to 08:51 AM
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 2:47 PM on 22/Jul/2018
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 4:23 PM on 23/Jul/2018
Parana regarded this as the breaking the fast and is done post-sunrise on the following day of Ekadashi.
Fasting on Ekadashi is regarded as the extremely auspicious. So Devotees keep the fast in order to receive love and blessings from Lord Vishnu on this as per mythology by observing a fast on this day and following rules and rituals, people can attain peace and serenity.
The ones who are not keeping a fast must wake up early and worship Lord Vishnu is blessed with the gods blessing.
For the Puja, sprinkle some Gangaajal on the Lord’s photo. Post this, apply tilak and offer flowers to the lord. Then, light a diya using Desi Ghee and also seek forgiveness for any sins that people perhaps have committed unknowingly.
Picking of Tulsi leaves and consuming onion and garlic on the day of Ekadashi is prohibited as this is considered as the sin.