Parivartini Ekadashi 2023
Parivartini Ekadashi, also known as Parsva Ekadashi or Padma Ekadashi, is a sacred day of great religious significance for Lord Vishnu devotees.
On this auspicious occasion, devotees observe a fast and offer fervent prayers to Lord Vishnu with unwavering devotion.
In this blog, we will explore the date, rituals, and profound significance of Parivartini Ekadashi in 2023.
Date and Time: Parivartini Ekadashi
- Ekadashi Tithi Begins: September 25, 2023, at 07:55 AM
- Ekadashi Tithi Ends: September 26, 2023, at 05:00 AM
- Parana Time: September 26, 2023, from 12:50 PM to 03:15 PM
- On Parana Day, Hari Vasara ends at 10:11 AM
- Gauna Ekadashi Vrat: September 26, 2023
- Parana Date and Time: September 27, 2023, from 05:36 AM to 08:01 AM
- On Parana Day, Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise
Parivartini Ekadashi is known by various names, including Padma Ekadashi, Parsva Ekadashi, Vamana Ekadashi, and Jaljhulni Ekadashi.
This sacred Ekadashi holds immense religious and spiritual significance. Devotees undertake this fast with deep devotion and dedication.
Legend has it that on this auspicious day, Lord Vishnu transitions from His left-side sleeping position to His right side.
This celestial change gives rise to the name Parsva Parivartini Ekadashi.
In some regions, devotees also worship the Vamana Avtar of Lord Vishnu on this day.
Those who offer prayers to Lord Vishnu on Parivartini Ekadashi are believed to receive blessings for worldly happiness.
And will also receive the opportunity to free themselves from the cycle of birth and death, ultimately attaining salvation.
The Story of Parivartini Ekadashi
The fasting story of Parivartini Ekadashi was narrated by Lord Krishna to Arjuna.
In ancient times, there was a demon named King Bali who ruled during the Treta Yuga.
Surprisingly, despite being a demon, King Bali was known for his charity, truthfulness, and dedication to serving his kingdom.
His virtuous governance led him to rule even in heaven, replacing Devraj Indra. This turn of events worried Devraj Indra and the other gods, who sought protection from Lord Vishnu.
Lord Vishnu assumed the Vamana avatar to protect the gods. He approached King Bali and requested just three steps of land as a donation.
King Bali, known for his generosity, agreed to this request. However, as soon as he agreed, the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu transformed into a giant and measured the three worlds in just two steps.
With no space left for the third step, King Bali humbly offered his head for the Lord to place His third step. Pleased with King Bali’s devotion, Lord Vishnu made him the Lord of Hell.
Since that day, devotees have observed the fast of Parivartini Ekadashi to commemorate this divine event.
On this Ekadashi, a sleeping idol of Lord Vishnu is kept alongside King Bali in Hell. Additionally, this day is celebrated as Vamana Jayanti.
Devotees who wish to observe Parivartini Ekadashi follow these essential puja rituals:
- Begin the day by waking up early and taking a purifying bath.
- During the fast, abstain from using soap or any body wash.
- Set up an idol of Lord Vishnu and Shree Yantra. Light a diya using desi ghee, offer fragrant flowers and apply tilak with chandan and kumkum.
- Offer homemade sweets to Lord Vishnu along with Panchamrit (a mixture of Milk, Curd, Honey, Sugar, and Ghee). Don’t forget to include Tulsi Patra in each offering, as Tulsi Patra is Lord Vishnu’s favourite herb, and the puja is considered incomplete without it.
- Recite the Ekadashi Vrat Katha, chant Vishnu Sahastranaam, and perform the Lord Vishnu Aarti.
- Note that eating rice on Ekadashi day is prohibited for those observing the fast.
- The fast can be broken on Dwadashi Tithi. However, those who are unable to fast can break their fast with sattvic food items like fried potatoes, sabudana kheer or tikki, fruits, and milk products.
- Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevaye..!!
- Shree Krishna Govind Hare Murari, Hey Nath Narayan Vasudeva..!!
- Ram Ram Rameti Rame Raame Manorame, Sahasranaam Tatulyam Ram Naam Varanane..!!
- Achyutam Keshvam Krishna Damodaram, Ram Narayanam Janki Vallabham..!!
Parivartini Ekadashi is a day of spiritual significance and devotion.
By observing the rituals and fasting on this sacred day,
devotees seek blessings, happiness, and spiritual growth in their lives.
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