Param Ekadashi is considered to be a very auspicious day and observed by partial fasting. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, 25 Ekadashi will be observed this year. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe Ekadashi fasting to seek His blessings.
Parama Ekadashi 2020 Date:
The Parama Ekadashi Vrat 2020 will be observed on October 13.
Parama Ekadashi 2020 Timimgs:
The Parama Ekadashi Tithi starts at 4:38 PM on October 12 and ends at 2:35 PM on October 13.
Parama Ekadashi Significance:
It is believed that by worshiping Lord Vishnu by keeping a fast on Param Ekadashi, a special blessing is obtained. This Ekadashi provides the ultimate rare attainments, hence it is called Param Ekadashi. Keeping the fast of Param Ekadashi removes all the troubles in life and brings happiness and prosperity. On the day of Param Ekadashi, donation also has special significance. On this day, by donating gold, academic donations, food, land, and cow, you get special merit.
Parama Ekadashi rituals:
- After bathing in the morning on this day, sitting before Lord Vishnu and taking water and fruits in your hand, you should resolve. After this, God should be worshiped.
- After this, fasting should be observed while remembering Shri Vishnu for 5 days.
- On the fifth day, after taking food to the Brahmin and leaving it along with donations and alms, the fast should be eaten by itself.
Parama Ekadashi Story:
According to popular belief, Lord Krishna narrated the story of Parama Ekadashi to Arjuna in Mahabharata. A Brahmin named Sumedha lived with her virtuous wife Pavitra in Kampilya town. Despite being limited finance, they never shied away from serving the guests and feeding poor. However, as they became poorer, Sumedh wondered how are they going to overcome this obstacle. But his wife Pavitra had a strong belief in God and she used to say that things will change for good. So one day, Maharishi Kaudilya visited their house and as usual, the Brahmin couple served him generously.