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Prabodhini Ekadashi 2019 Date: Significance, Rituals, Puja Muhurat, Vrat Katha, Stories Related to Devotthan Ekadashi

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Prabodhini Ekadashi also known as Devotthan Ekadashi or Dev Uthani Ekadashi is a Hindu festival where people pray and perform puja for a happy married life. It marks the end of the four-month period of Chaturmas, when God Vishnu believed to sleep. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu sleeps on Shayani Ekadashi and wakes up on Prabodhini Ekadashi. Due to which the observance is known as Prabodhini Ekadashi. It marks the end of Chaturmas and the beginning of the Hindu wedding season. The observance is also known as Kartiki Ekadashi, Kartik Shukla Ekadashi and Kartiki. The day is also believed to be when Lord Vishnu married Goddess Tulsi. Prabodhini Ekadashi 2019 will be observed on November 8. Tulsi Vivah 2019 Date: Significance, Mythology, Puja Muhurat Related to Ceremonial Marriage of the Goddess Tulsi to Lord Vishnu.

Devotees fast on Prabodhini Ekadashi and perform the ritual Tulsi Vivah. A ceremonial wedding of the Tulsi plant and a black coloured Sahligr, the stone is conducted. People make images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu on the floor outside houses. Thereafter Lakshmi Pujan and Vishnu Pujan are performed in the evening with sugarcane, rice and dried red chillies. At times, Tulsi Vivah is conducted on the next day of Prabodhini Ekadashi instead of Prabodhini Ekadashi itself.

Prabodhini Ekadashi Shubh Puja Muhurat

Ekadashi starts – November 7, 2019, from 9:00 AM

Ekadashi ends – November 8, 2019, at 12:24 hours

Pass time – November 9, 2019, from 6:43 AM to 8:51 AM

The day is observed following varying rituals, traditions and practices in different states of India. Prabodhini Ekadashi also marks the beginning of sugarcane harvest with some farmers performing puja in the fields. In the Swaminarayan sect, the observance is of great importance. The day commemorates the passing of authority by Ramanand Swami to Swaminarayan on November 16, 1801. Hence followers of Swaminarayan observe a waterless fast and offer fresh vegetables to the deities.

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