Saphala Ekadashi Vrat 2019.
Saphala Ekadashi comes in the Krushna Paksha of ‘Paush’month, to be observed on the 22nd December 2019 Sunday, the last ekadashi of Gregorian Calender. This day is dedicated to worshiping the preserver of this Universe, who is none other than Lord Vishnu. Special offerings of Seasam seeds / Til is made in the bhog samagri .
As per the word ‘saphala’ in Hindi means ‘to prosper’ and therefore this ekadashi should be observed by anyone who desires success and happiness in all the fields of life. It is therefore a means to open the doors of abundant, success, prosperity and fortune.
As is the name numerous fruits are to be offered and given in charity to Brahmins.
Rituals during Saphala Ekadashi:
- On Saphala Ekadashi day, devotees observe a strict fast in the honour of Lord Vishnu. The fast begins from the dawn of ekadashi and continues till the sunrise of the next day, ‘dwadashi’. While keeping the Saphala Ekadashi vrat, only ‘saatvik’ food is eaten by the devotees. For people who are not capable to keep the complete fast, can even
- observe partial fast or fast for just half day.
- Lord Vishnu is the main deity of the Saphala Ekadashi. Vaishnavas worship Lord Vishnu with devout hearts to invoke His love and affection. Offering Tulsi leaves to Lord Vishnu on this day is believed to remove all the sins of an individual. Devotees please Lord Vishnu by offering incense sticks, coconut, betel nut and other aromatic objects. Lighting of diyas during the evening will make it more rewarding.
Significance of Saphala Ekadashi:
The importance of Saphala Ekadashi is mentioned as a conversation between Dharamraja Yudhisthira and Lord Krushna in the ‘Brahmanda Purana’. According to the scriptures, it is said that even 100 Rajasuya Yagas and 1000 Ashvamedha Yagas are not as beneficial as observing a sacred fast on the day of Saphala Ekadashi. The day of Saphala Ekadashi is rightfully described as a day that transforms bad luck into rewarding fortune by ending all the miseries of life. Saphala Ekadashi has powers to help a person accomplish his/her desires and dreams in reality and it also give satisfaction and inner peace to the observer.