Utpanna Ekadashi

Utpanna Ekadashi or Utpatti Ekadashi falls on the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the moon) of the Margashirsha month according to North Indian Hindu calendar. As per the Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati and Marathi calendars, this festival falls in the month of Karthika. As per the Malayalam calendar, the festival falls in the month of Vrischika Masam. This year, Utpanna Ekadashi falls on 18th November. Devotees who take up the vow of Ekadashi fasting begin their vow from the Utpanna Ekadashi day.

Story behind

Utpanna Ekadashi It is said that the demon Mur conquered Indralok after defeating Indra and other Devas. The Devas sought refuge in Lord Vishnu and requested Him to defeat the demon. The battle between Lord Vishnu and the demon lasted for many years. During the battle, Lord Vishnu decided to rest in a cave for some time. Sensing victory over Lord Vishnu, the demon entered the cave only to find a beautiful damsel called Ekadashi who fought and killed Mur. On waking up, Lord Vishnu found that Ekadashi had killed the demon. Pleased with Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu blessed Her and said that whosoever worships Ekadashi on the same day would attain moksha. Goddess Ekadashi is the incarnation of Vishnu’s senses and luminosity. Utpanna Ekadashi day marks the birth of Ekadashi.

Rituals Observed on Utpanna Ekadashi

People observing Utpanna Ekadashi worship Lord Vishnu and Goddess Ekadashi and fast for the entire day. The divine Vishnu Mantra is chanted throughout the day. The fast is broken on the following day – Dwadashi.

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