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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

(10.3.21) Bhishm Panchak / Bhishma Panchak Vrat 2016

When is Bhishm Panchak Vrat observed 
In the year 2016 Bhisham Panchak Vrat is from Thursday 10.11.2016 to Monday 14.11.2016.
The last five days of Kartik month (in the Hindu calendar) are known as Bhishm Panchak . So Bhishm Panchak Vrat begins on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi and ends on Kartik Shukla Purnima . 
The legend related to Bhishm Panchak :- 
When Mahabharat war was over , Lord Krishna took five Pandav brothers to Bhism Pitamah who was lying on the Vaan Shaiya (the bed of arrows) , and requested him to give updesh to Pandava brothers. At this Bhishma gave Pandavas the knowledge related to religion and salvation etc. This procedure of imparting the knowledge started on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi and ended on Kartik Shukla Purnima . These five days are known as Bhishm Panchak and the Vrat observed on these five days is known as Bhishm Panchak Vrat. 
Importance of Bhishm Panchak Vrat :- 
This Vrat is considered to be very fruitful and salvation giving. 
The Mantra to be chanted during Bhishm Panchak :- 
During these five days , the Vrati (the person who observes this Vrat ) should chant the following Mantra as many times as he/she can (108 times or 1080 times or more) . The Mantra is :- 
"Om Namo Bhagawate Vaasudevaaya"
The recitation of this Mantra is very fruitful. It fulfills the desires of the person and removes his sins.

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