Utpanna Ekadashi is also known as Utpanna Ekadashi on the eleventh day (Ekadashi) in the month of Margashirsha during the time of Krishna Paksha. This is the first Ekadashi to come after Kartik Purnima.
Volunteers wishing to observe the annual fast of Ekadashi should begin today. According to Hindu myths and legends, it is believed that fasting on this Hindu day cleanses all past and present sins of the devotees.
The day is celebrated in honor of the goddess Ekadashi, one of King Vishnu’s powers. He was part of King Vishnu and was born to kill the demon Mur when he tried to attack and kill King Vishnu while he was asleep. This day is commemorated as the origin of Maa Ekadashi and the destruction of the Moors.
In many parts of northern India, Utpanna Ekadashi is celebrated in the month of ‘Margashirsha’. In the provinces of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh, the festival is celebrated in the month of Kartik. According to the Tamil calendar, the festival falls in the month of Karthigai Masam and according to the Malayalam calendar, it falls in Thulam in the month of Vrischika Masam. The devotees worshiped Mata Ekadashi and King Vishnu the day before Utpanna Ekadashi
What is the culture of Utpanna Ekadashi?
Utpanna Ekadashi fasting begins in the morning at Ekadashi and ends at the ‘Dwadashi’ sunrise. There are many devout people who start fasting from the tenth day by eating ‘satvic food’ before sunset. It is not allowed to use any kind of cereals, grains, and rice on this day.
Devotees wake up before sunrise and after bathing, praying, and worshiping Lord Krishna at Brahma Muhurta. As soon as the morning ritual was over, devotees worshiped King Vishnu and Mata Ekadashi and offered their prayers.
A special bhog is prepared to please the gods and demand their blessings. Repetition of Vedic repetition and devotion songs is considered to be the most extreme and beneficial to this day.
Volunteers should also help the needy, as any good deed done on this day is considered to be most beneficial. Volunteers can donate clothes, money, food, and many other valuables according to their means.
What is the significance of Utpanna Ekadashi?
The significance of Utpanna Ekadashi is mentioned in many Hindu mythologies such as the Bhavishyottara Purana, which exists in the form of a dialogue in which King Judith participates in a conversation with King Krishna.
The importance of the festival is similar to greetings like ‘Sankranti’ where volunteers are greatly benefited by doing charitable work. A quick look at this day one receives the blessings of King Brahma, Mahesh, and Vishnu. Therefore, when fasting is viewed with great devotion, those who offer themselves are blessed with divine blessings.
Uttpanna Ekadashi story of fasting
There was a demon named the Mur who created fear through his evil deeds and spread fear throughout the three worlds. Because of the power and evil deeds of the demon Mura, all the gods were very much afraid and went to King Vishnu for further help. Then King Vishnu fought against him for centuries. At that moment, out of exhaustion, Lord Vishnu wanted to rest, so he went into the cave and slept there. The name of the cave was Himavati. At that time the demon Mur was just thinking of killing King Vishnu inside the cave. At that moment, a beautiful woman appeared and killed the demon after a long battle. At that moment when King Vishnu awoke, he was shocked to see the corpse of a demon. The woman was part of King Vishnu and named him Ekadashi. And since then the day is celebrated as Uttpanna Ekadashi.