Varuthini Ekadashi Vrat 2020
Varuthini Ekadashi, also known Baruthani Ekadashi, Vaishakha Krushna Paksh its on the 18th April ,Saturday 2020, and on this day fifth avatar of Shri Hari Vishnu ,Vamana, is worshipped. Pushti sampraday celebrates this ekadashi as the appearence day of Mahprabhuji Shri Vallabhacharya ji.
MuskMelon is to be offered in samagri of Shri Thakurji.
The greatness about Varuthini Ekadashi is narrated by Shri Krushna to King Yudhishthira in the Bhavishya Purana. The ekadashi will turn a lame person to walk normally, an unfortunate woman into a lucky one, animal would be released from its cycle of birth and death. King Mandata was enlightened. The Ikshvaku king Dhundhumara was freed was from a curse by the god Shiva. All human beings are assured of prosperity in this life and the next. Charity given ascending order of benefits given namely, a horse, an elephant, land, sesame seeds, food grains, gold, giving a daughter in charity, and cows and finally the highest benefit would be achieved by sharing one’s knowledge with others. All such charitable actions would please one’s ancestors, the gods and all living entities.
On Varuthini Ekadashi, certain rules are prescribed to be followed strictly. One should keep an all-night vigil, praying to God, singing devotional songs and hymns in the company of family members. One should not indulge in gambling, sports, sleep, anger, robbery, lying, being narrow minded, brushing one’s teeth, exercise, shaving one’s head, face or body, smearing oil on one’s body and saying something bad about others. One should abstain from violence and any sexual activity.
One should observe a fast and have only one meal. One should not eat meat, black gram, red lentil, chickpea, honey, betel nut, paan and spinach. Eating in Bell metal utensils and eating in someone else’s house is prohibited.
Varuthini means “armoured/protected” suggests, the devotee following this day’s vrata is said to be protected from all harm and evil and gain good fortune. Following all these rules on Varuthini Ekadashi is believed to usher prosperity, name and fame to the individual in the society.