Parivartini Ekadashi Vrat 2019
Parivartini Ekadashi Vrat:Parivartini Ekadashi is on the 9th of September ,Monday,2019 Shukl Paksh of Bhadrapad maas, Parivartini Ekadashi is also referred as Parsava Ekadashi, Vamana Ekadashi, Jaljhilini Ekadashi, and Jayanti Ekadashi.It is believed that during this period Lord Vishnu takes rest and shifts his sleeping position to the right side from the left side, and hence it is known as ‘Parsva Parivartini Ekadashi.’ One who observes vrat of sacred Parsva Ekadashi, will be blessed with the divine blessings of Lord Shri Hari Vishnu.
Rituals: Devotees are allowed consumption of dairy products, fruits and vegetable, consumtion of grains, rice and beans are prohibited. The devotees should perform activities that bring them closer to God. Devotees recite Vedic mantras and bhajans in praise of Lord Vishnu along with religious books like ‘Vishnu Sahasranaam.’
Parivartini Ekadashi story revolves around the legendary King Bali.
King Bali was renowned for justice, compassion and honesty, but he belonged to family of demons . Despite this he was a fervent follower of Lord Vishnu. Bali threw Indra out of his kingdom. Indra left his abode and found refuge at the feet of Lord Vishnu. Disguised as a dwarf Brahmin, Vamana, Lord Vishnu visited King Bali when he was conducting a grand Yagya and was distributing alms to the people. Vamana went ahead to ask for three steps of land. King Bali agreed to fulfill his demand. To everyone’s surprise, Lord Vamana appeared in a giant form. He measured the whole heaven with his first step, entire earth with the second step leaving no space for the third step. Unable to keep his words, King Bali offered his head for the third step. Pleased by Bali’s extreme devotion and loyalty, Lord Vishnu promised to live alongside the king.
By observing the Parivartini Ekadashi, the devotees will be granted forgiveness for all the committed sins and it bestows the observer with happiness, wealth, and health , it also liberates the devotees from the cycle of birth and death. Devotees benefit spiritual gains which help them to strengthen their willpower. Parsva Ekadashi is superior to the other Ekadashi observances as it falls during the ‘Chaturmas’ period. The significance of Parsva Ekadashi is explained in the ‘Brahma Vivarta Purana’ as a conversation between Lord Krushna and King Yudhisthira.