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Parsva Ekadashi Puja Vidhi and Vrat Katha - Know the Significance and Importance

Parsva Ekadashi Puja Vidhi and Parsva Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Today is Parsva Ekadashi, on this day the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu is worshiped. It's believed that Lord Vishnu is sleeping on this Ekadashi while sleeping, hence it's known as Parvatini Ekadashi. In some places, it's also known as Padma Ekadashi or Parsva Ekadashi. There is a regulation to keep fast on this day. This fast is considered to be free from all sins.

Significance of Parsva Ekadashi

Parsva Ekadashi is known by many names such as Vaman Ekadashi, Jai Jhulni Ekadashi, Dol Gyaras, and Jayanti Ekadashi. This Ekadashi has great significance in Hinduism.

It's believed that by keeping fast on this Ekadashi, one gets as much virtue as Vajpayee Yagya. It's stated that whoever performs this fast with true mind and reverence gets freedom from the sins committed in knowing and also attains salvation.

Parsva Ekadashi Puja Vidhi

  • On the day of Parsva Ekadashi, take a shower in the morning and put on clean clothes.
  • Now, light a lamp in front of the statue, picture, or calendar of Lord Vishnu in the temple of the home.
  • Now bathe the idol of Lord Vishnu and put on clothes.
  • After this, offer Akshat, flowers, seasonal fruits, coconut, and nuts to the statue of Vishnu.
  • While worshiping Vishnu, keep Tulsi leaves.
  • After this, perform aarti of Shri Hari Vishnu by showing incense.
  • Listen to or tell the story of Parsva Ekadashi.
  • Donating on this day is considered to be the ultimate welfare.
  • Should not sleep at evening. Prayers to God should be done.
  • At the time of Paran the next day, give a Brahmin or poor food.
  • And give away Dakshina.

Parsva Ekadashi Vrat Katha

On the day of Parsva Ekadashi, there is a law to read or listen to the story of Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu. According to the legend, there was a monster known as Bali in Tretayuga. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. He used to worship them with numerous types of Vedas.

He used to organize Brahmins worship and Yagya on a regular basis, however, due to the envy of Indra, he conquered Inderlok and all of the gods. For this reason, all of the gods gathered together and went to God after thinking. Indra, along with Brihaspati, started worshiping and praising the Lord by going near the Lord and bowing down to Vedic mantras.

Then Shri Hari Vishnu took the fifth avatar in the form of Vamana and then conquered King Bali with great glory. In his left hand, Lord Vishnu took the test of King Bali. King Bali had taken control over all of the three worlds, but there was a quality in it that he didn't send any Brahmin empty-handed. He used to donate to it.

The demon Guru Shukracharya also made him aware of the tricks of Lord Vishnu, but despite his sacrifice, he promised to offer three feet of land to Lord Vishnu as Vamana. Then what was it that Lord Vishnu measured all the worlds in two steps, and there was nothing left for the third step, so Bali fulfilled his promise and put his head under his foot.

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