Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat 2019
Utpanna / Uttpatti Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of the Krushna Paksha of ‘Margashirsh’ month , which is on the 23rd Saturday ,2019 .It is a popular belief that this ekadashi helps devotees to get rid from all their sins, both of the present and past lives.
Almonds / Badam are offered in bhog samagri .
Utppana Ekadashi celebrates the victory of Lord Shri Hari Vishnu over a demon named ‘Murasura’.Birth of Ekadashi Mata took place on Ekadashi. The main deities of Utpanna Ekadashi are Lord Vishnu and Mata Ekadashi.
Rituals during Utpanna Ekadashi:
- The fast on the Utpanna Ekadashi starts from the dawn of the ekadashi until the sunrise of ‘dwadashi’. Some people even start from vrat from the 10th day by eating only one ‘saatvik’ meal before sunset.
- Lord Krushna is worshipped on this day during the ‘Brahma Muhurat’. After finishing their morning rituals, devotees offer prayers to Mata Ekadashi and Lord Vishnu. Special Bhog and offering s are made to please the lord. Chanting Vedic mantra and devotional songs is considered auspicious.
- On this day , one must also offer donations to the Brahmins, poor and needy. The donations can be in the form of food, money, clothes or other essentials in life, according to one’s capacity.
Significance of Utpanna Ekadashi:
The greatness of Utpanna Ekadashi is described in the ‘Bhavishyottara Purana’ in the form of conversation between Shri Krushna and King Yudhisthira. The significance of Utpanna Ekadashi is same as making donations on the auspicious days like ‘Sankranti’ or taking a holy bath in Hindu pilgrimages. It is considered that the observer is liberated from his/her sins and finally attains salvation. They are taken straight to the abode of Lord Vishnu, ‘Vaikunth’ after death. It is believed that the glory of the Utpanna Ekadashi is even more than donating 1000 cows in charity. The fast kept on Utpanna Ekadashi equals to fasting for the three main deities of Hinduism, namely, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Hence Hindu devotees observe the Utapanna Ekadashi vrat with full dedication and fervour.