Jai Shree Krishna,
Dev Shayani Ekadshi- (Dev Podhi Ekadshi) – Sunday -10th July 2022
Explain By Guruji Gopal Vyas.
Ekadshi Fast start with Sunrise and Ends with Sunrise ( please don’t break Fast midnight)
Devshayani Ekadasi, also known as Hari Shayani Ekadashi, Ashadh shukla paksha Ekadshi (waxing phase of moon) Known Devshayani Ekadasi is also known as Vishnu Sayana Ekadasi as it is believed that Bhagvan Vishnu goes to sleep after this Ekadasi as it is the night of devas with the beginning of Dakshinayana.
Chaturmas (four Hindu holy months) and the Chaturmasya Vrata also begins on Sayana Ekadasi.
Thousands of devotees also take a holy dip in Godavari River on the day and pay obeisance to Bhagvan Shree Rama at Kalaram temple.
The importance of Sayana Ekadasi was explained to Sage Narada by Bhagvan Brahma. Shree Krishna narrated about the greatness of it to Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas. The glory of Devshayani is mentioned in the Bhavishyottara Purana.
It is believed that those who observe this Ekadashi is blessed with peace and happiness. Even hearing about it is considered highly auspicious. Interestingly, Devshayani Ekadashi is observed as a mark of pure devotion and there is not desire or fulfillment of material gains.
Those who fast on the day do not eat rice or food prepared using rice. All the normal rituals associated with Ekadasi fasting is followed. Devout devotees of Vishnu start the preparation of Chaturmas Vrat from this day.
Devshayani Ekadasi Mantra
ॐ पद्मनाभाय नमः॥
Om Padmanabhaya Namah
How to do Devshayani Ekadasi Puja?
➡️Wake Up early in the morning and take bath.
➡️The puja is to be performed facing north.
➡️Keep a picture of Vishnu sleeping on Adishesha atop a yellow color cloth.
➡️Light lamp using cow ghee with one wick.
➡️Agarbatti or dhoop should be of chandan.
➡️White and yellow color flowers should be offered.
➡️Yellow chandan or normal chandan should be offered and worn on forehead.
➡️Yellow color banana should be offered.
➡️Tulsi leaves and coconut should be offered.
➡️The above given mantra should be chanted 108 times
📌Chaturmass Going to Began, Devotees can observe this chaturmass (4 Month) Vrat by doing following things, to Uplift Spiritual and Materialistic Life.
🚩Leave to consume tamsic food during chaturmass.
🚩 If possible then sleep on the ground.
🚩 Worship Bhagvan Vishnu/Krishna by bathing the deity(if you have) and dressing and applying tilak.
🚩Read at least 01 verse a Day from Bhagvad Gita.
Chant Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevay Mantra daily as many times.
🚩 Avoid intoxication including cold or soft drinks as well.
For special sadhna contact
Guruji Gopal Vyas
East London Hindu Mandir, South Africa.
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