Parivartani Ekadashi 2023: Date, Significance, and Rituals
Unlock Divine Blessings with Parivartani Ekadashi
In the rich tapestry of Hindu culture, every Ekadashi holds a special place as a day dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Among these, some Ekadashis are considered particularly auspicious, like the Parivartani Ekadashi, also known as Jaljhulani Ekadashi. This day is associated with the worship of Lord Vishnu in His Vamana avatar, and observing its rituals is believed to bring immense benefits. This year, Parivartani Ekadashi is even more significant, as it coincides with the auspicious Ravi Yoga and Sarvarth Siddhi Yoga, enhancing its importance.
The Auspicious Timing
According to the Panchang, Parivartani Ekadashi falls on the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. The date begins on the morning of September 25th at 4:36 AM and concludes on September 26th at 5:12 AM. The fast for Parivartani Ekadashi is observed on the 25th of September.
The Significance of Parivartani Ekadashi
In the realm of mythological tales, on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Ekadashi, Lord Srihari Vishnu takes a turn in the Ksheera Sagar (ocean of milk). During the Chaturmas (four holy months), Lord Vishnu remains in yogic slumber, but on Parivartani Ekadashi, He awakens. It is also the day when Lord Vishnu’s Vamana incarnation is venerated. Legend has it that on this day, Goddess Yashoda washed the clothes of infant Lord Krishna in a sacred pond, which is why it’s also referred to as Jaljhulani Ekadashi. Observing silence and performing the worship of Lord Vishnu on this day is believed to not only please Lord Vishnu but also Goddess Lakshmi, leading to abundant wealth and prosperity.
It’s essential to read and understand the story (katha) of Parivartani Ekadashi on this day. Additionally, conclude the day by performing the aarti of Lord Vishnu. Completing the fast and puja without the katha and aarti is considered incomplete.
Parivartani Ekadashi is a day of spiritual awakening and transformation. It marks the time when Lord Vishnu stirs from His cosmic slumber, showering devotees with blessings and prosperity. Observing this sacred day with devotion and rituals can bring about positive changes in one’s life.
Unlock the divine blessings of Parivartani Ekadashi and embark on a journey of spiritual growth and abundance. May this auspicious day bring peace, prosperity, and fulfillment to all who celebrate it.