Dol Gyaras Date Time And Importance
Dol Gyaras is celebrated as a commemoration of Jalwa Pujan or Surya Puja of Shri Hari, born as Lord Shri Krishna. According to the Hindu calendar, there is a tradition of celebrating Dol Gyaras on the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. This year i.e. in 2020, Dol Gyaras will be celebrated on 29th August. In some regions, this day is also known as Parivartini Ekadashi or Jaljhulni Ekadashi. It is said that on this day Mother Yashoda worshiped Lord Krishna. Due to this belief, the festival of Dol Gyaras is celebrated. The rituals begin only after Jalwa or sun worship, on this day people take out a journey by placing Lord Krishna in a doll and decorating various tableaux.
Dol Gyaras 2020 fast
In August 2020, Dol Gyaras will be celebrated on 29th August. Fasting on the day of Dol Gyaras increases the happiness and good fortune of a person. According to the beliefs, on this day Mother Yashoda washed the clothes of child Krishna, that is why people call this Ekadashi as Jal Jhulani Ekadashi. Due to its effect, all sorrows are destroyed, Lord Vishnu and child Krishna are worshiped on this day. Due to whose influence a person gets the merit of all the fasts.
Dol Gyaras Worship Method
Worship God on the day of Dol Gyaras! On the day of Ekadashi, take a bath in the morning and wear white and clean clothes. Meditate on Lord Krishna and resolve the fast. Avoid consuming food grains, snacks or any other kind of cereals throughout the day, fasting on this day according to your ability. In the evening, worship the child incarnation of God i.e. Bal Gopal, bathe the Lord with Panchamrit, wear yellow clothes to the Lord and take Charanamrit with family and relatives. After this, offer Gandha, flowers, incense, lamps and naivedya etc. to the Lord. Then, sit in front of the Lord and recite Vishnu Sahasranama, after the recitation, do the aarti of Bhagwan and if possible, do night awakening with the family members. Donate to the needy on the day of Dwadashi and provide food to the poor. Take the blessings of the elders of the house and observe the fast properly.
Ekadashi fasting rules
The rules of fasting are to meditate on the holy, follow celibacy and keep a check on diet. Avoid preparing or consuming food made of rice or rice on the day of Dol Gyaras or any other Gyaras. Do not take any kind of intoxicants, do not speak ill of anyone, do not get angry and keep the mind pure. If the fast is observed according to the above rules, then by the grace of Lord Vishnu all kinds of prosperity will be attained.
Importance of Dol Gyaras
On the day of Dol Gyaras, the sun worship of Bal Gopal Lord Krishna was done. According to the belief, other rites related to life are started only after sun worship. In the present era, on this day, the child form of God is taken in a doll and made a tour of the city. It is said that fasting of Dol Gyaras increases happiness and good fortune. The effect of fasting destroys all sorrows. On this day the child form of Lord Krishna should be worshipped. Gyaras fasting is very important, Ekadashi fasting simplifies the difficult end of life. It is said that this fast is observed to control the five sense organs, five sense organs and the mind. It is said that Lord Krishna had told this fast to Yudishthira. The importance of Dol Gyaras fast is similar to that of Vajpayee Yagya or Ashwamedha Yagya. The importance of this fast increases when you have also observed Krishna Janmashtami fast.
Vamana Avatar Jayanti
Dol Gyaras is also celebrated as Variable Ekadashi or Vamana Jayanti. It is believed that Lord Vishnu changes his turns during his yoga sleep in Chaumasa, hence it is also called Variable Ekadashi. According to mythological beliefs, Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of his fifth incarnation Vamana Dev on this day to deliver the demon king Bali.
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