Let’s Wake Up The Lord On Devutthana Ekadashi 2020

Fasting and rituals soar high as we march ahead in the Indian festive season! One such auspicious occasion is Devuthana Ekadashi that occurs during Shukla Paksha time of Kartik month. It is also referred to as Prabodhini Ekadashi and is celebrated after the festival of lights - Diwali

Now, you may ask, what does this particular day signify? Well, Hindu culture is filled with diverse events, and this one is associated with Lord Vishnu. On this day, the lord wakes up from his nap of 4 months. The Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha occurring in Ashadh month is when Lord Vishnu goes to sleep. This is the reason behind the name Devutthana Ekadashi.

It is believed that one should refrain from conducting holy activities during these 4 months. You can start the religious and auspicious tasks once Lord Vishnu is woken up on Devutthana Ekadashi. 

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Devutthana Ekadashi 2020 Date And Time

This year, Devutthana Ekadashi takes place on the 25th of November 2020, Wednesday.

Ekadashi Tithi Starts: 25th of November, 2020, 02:42 AM 

Ekadashi Tithi Ends: 26th of November, 2020, 05:10 AM 

Devutthana Ekadashi Parana Time (26th of November, 2020): 01:12 PM to 03:18 PM

Hari Vasara End Moment: 11:49 AM

Make a note that Vaishnava Devutthana Ekadashi is on the 26th of November 2020, Thursday.

Vaishnava Devutthana Ekadashi Parana Time: 06:53 AM to 07:46 AM

Devutthana Ekadashi Puja Vidhi

Are you ready to wake up and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu this Ekadashi? You can follow the below rituals and worship the dear lord:

  • In the morning, take a pledge to fast on Ekadashi and recite Lord Vishnu’s name internally.
  • Clean the home, take a bath, and make a design of the lord’s feet in the courtyard of your house.
  • Place Lord Vishnu’s image or small statue in a Pounder (Okhli). Fill the same with jujube, fruits, sweets, sugarcane, and water chestnut (singhara). Then, place a lid on it.
  • Light up diyas in multiple earthen lamps, and place them outside the home and near the temple or sacred altar.
  • Then, worship the Gods and Goddesses as well as Lord Vishnu with your family members at night.
  • After this, it's time for the lord to be woken up from his sleep. Ring bells and blow Conch (Shankh) for the same. Chant these mantras along: 

Utho Deva, Batho Deva, Aanguria Chatkao Deva, Nayi Soot, Nayi Kapas, Deva Uthaye Kartik Masa

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Tulsi Vivah During Devutthana Ekadashi

On this day, devotees also perform the ceremony of Tulsi Vivah. This is an immensely prominent occasion wherein Tulsi Mata is married to Lord Shaligram (Vishnu Dev) just like a Hindu wedding. The Holy Basil is also known as Vishnu Priya. Hence, right after the lord wakes up, he answers the prayers of those who pay veneration to Harivallabh Tulsi. The Vedic scriptures also mention that the couples who lack a girl child must conduct Tulsi Marriage once in life to get the fulfilment of Kanyadaan.

The Legend Of Devutthana Ekadashi

Once Goddess Lakshmi approached Lord Narayana and said, “O Dev! You are either staying awake continuously for days and nights or going into a deep sleep for a million years. This is leading to disruptions in the world. It also affects my time of rest. Things can get better if you rest in a timely manner each year. It would also give me some relaxation.

Listening to this, Lord Narayana smiled and agreed with Goddess Laxmi. He said, “Devi! You are right. The Gods and Goddesses, especially you, have to go through troubles due to my inappropriate sleep pattern. There is no time for your relaxation and sleep. Hence, from now onwards, I will go into slumber each year for 4 continuous months during the rainy season.” 

It is said that the time-period of Pralaya Kaleen (ending of the world) will be referred to as Maha Nindra, the lord’s deep sleep. Lord Narayana mentioned that the 4 months of nap would be his Alpa Nindra (short sleep). This phase deems to be highly fortunate for his devotees. Those who appease the lord with complete devotion and passion during his sleeping and awakening time may be blessed with his grace. Lord Vishnu may also live with them in their homes.

What an amazing way to invoke the lord and receive his blessings, isn’t it! We hope that this festival brings light, love, and prosperity in your life.

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