Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tholi Ekadashi / Devshayani Ekadashi

According to Hindu Calendar, Devshayani Ekadashi  takes place during Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu month of Ashad. The day of Devshayani Ekadashi is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Devotees observe a Vrat (fast) to please the Lord on the day of Devshayani Ekadashi.

Parana Muhurat is the auspicious time to break the fast of Devshayani Ekadashi. It is believed that one should terminate his/her fast within Dwadashi Tithi (succeeding day).

In 2014,Devshayani Ekadashi is on July 8th ,Tuesday.

Once, there was a king named Mandata. He was very generous toward his subjects and was immensely popular among the common men. Moreover, Mandata was very honest and was engaged in numerous auspicious activities. But, one event changed the fate of his kingdom. The kingdom received no rains for a period of three years and this affected the prosperity of the place, to a large extent. Mandata performed several rites, but could not bring back the prosperity of his kingdom.

Henceforth, he set out on a journey when he met several holy men with whom he discussed his problem. But he could not find any solution from them. Finally, he met Sage Angira and advised by him to follow the Vrat of Ekadashi in the month of Ashad. Mandata followed his advice and observed Ashad Ekadashi Vrat with a devout heart. As a result, his kingdom received heavy rains and the prosperity was regained, after a drought for three years. Since then, the day of Devshayani Ekadashi came into being.
Devshayani Ekadasi is also popular as Deva Sayani Ekadashi, Shayana Ekadashi, Tholi Ekadashi, Pedda Ekadashi, Vishnu Sayan Ekadashi, Harivasara Ekadashi, Maha Ekadashi, Ashada Devasayani Ekadashi and Padma Ekadashi in different regions of India.

How to follow the rituals of Devshayani Ekadashi ?

Following are the rituals that are to be followed on the day of Devshayani Ekadasi .

Prayers and hymns are chanted to pacify the souls of deceased forefathers on Devshayani Ekadashi.
Devotees who observe Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat, abstain from consuming any food item on the day of Ekadashi.

The fast begins from the day of Dashami, while observing the Vrat devotees are not allowed to consume more than a meal.
Rituals are performed in the afternoon for the departed members of the family.
Ashwamedha Yagna (horse sacrifice) ritual is performed on Devshayani Ekadashi.
The fast is finally terminated on the next day during the Parana period.

 The Mythological significance of Devshayani Ekadashi:

 Significance Of Devshayani Ekadashi:

According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Vishnu falls asleep on the day of Devshayani Ekadashi in Ksheera Sagar (ocean of milk). Hence, the day is known as Devshayani Ekadashi (sleeping moment of god on eleventh day).

Vishnu awakens from his sleep after a period of four months, on the day of Prabodhini Ekadashi. His sleeping period is known as Chaturmas (four months). Devshayani Ekadashi marks the commencement of Chaturmas. It is believed that if devotees follow a Vrat on Devshayani Ekadashi, he/she is blessed with a blissful life.

Observe the day of Devshayani Ekadashi and lead a charming life in the near future. All you need to do is to purify your heart, not with water or elixir, but with a devout heart full of dedication toward Lord Vishnu.

PelalaPindi /PopCorn Powder is the recipe/Naivedyam is offered & taken today

Divya's Cooking Journey  wishes you all a blessed Devshayani Ekadashi in 2014!!


Here you can find the few links about this Festival in Telugu .I like those to share ,Have a Wonderful look friends(Telugu Lovers) to this .


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