The auspicious festival of Diwali has just passed, and now it is time to look forward to other festivals and celebrations. Dev Uthani Ekadashi started in India during the auspicious wedding season.
Due to the pandemic this time, many weddings had to be cancelled or postponed. But within a week from now is a good time for a wedding.
Dev Uthani Ekadashi or Prabodhini Ekadashi is celebrated in Kartik’s Hindu month, marking the end of Chaturmaas, when Lord Vishnu is believed to be sleeping. This year Dev Uthani Ekadashi will be celebrated on November 25.
Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2020: Date
Prabodhini Ekadashi/ Devotthan Ekadashi or Devthan, is the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi tithi) in the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month of Kartik. This year, it falls on November 25, Wednesday.
Dev Uthani Ekadashi Shubh Vivah Muhurat
According to the Drikpanchang, Ekadashi Tithi starts at 02:42 AM on Nov 25, 2020 and ends on 05:10 AM on Nov 26, 2020.
This day ends Chaturmaas, a four-month period in which marriages are prohibited. Tulsi Vivah is held after the Dev Uthani Ekadashi, a ritual that believes in marriage between Lord Vishnu and Goddess Tulsi. This day began the auspicious phase of Indian marriage ceremonies.
Shubh Vivah Muhurat:
The auspicious dates to perform wedding ceremonies in November and December are as under:
November: 27, 29, 30
December: 1, 7, 9, 10, 11
Prabodhini Ekadashi is one of the most auspicious Ekadashi tithis in the year. The ritual of Tulsi marriage makes way for other auspicious wedding events.
Considering that the pandemic for months has forced everyone to cancel their ceremonies, many people will get married this time.
Importance of Devuthani Ekadashi:
Prabodhini Ekadashi is also called Papa Mukti Ekadashi. As per the religious beliefs, the virtue of which the devotees get by performing Rajasuya Yagya, over that is obtained by observing fast on this day. Devotees believe that by worshiping Lord Vishnu on the day of Devuthani Ekadashi, one attains salvation and after death attains Vishnu Loka.