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Monday, October 27, 2014

(10.3.64) Utpanna Ekadashi 2016

When is Utpanna Ekadashi 
Margsheersh Krishna  Ekadashi is known as Utpanna Ekadashi.
Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi :-
(1) The person who wants to observe Utpanna Ekadashi fast should get up early in the morning on Dashami Tithi, a day before Ekadashi. He should take a bath and perform his daily routine. He should have a single meal on Dashami Tithi.
(2)On Ekadashi, no meal is taken. (But if the health does not permit, one should take some fruits and milk.) In the night the Vrati should hear the religious discourses or read religious books.
(3)On Dwadashi Tithi, the Vrati should break the Vrat after feeding the Brahmins and giving them some Dan.
Importance of Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat:- 
Observing the fast on Utpanna Ekadashi washes away the sins of the Vrati. He comes out of the troubles as a result of this Vrat.
Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat story - 
In the Satyug there lived a demon named Mur, the son of Taaljanghakaa. He was extraordinarily brave and intelligent.He defeated Indra, the king of gods, and drove out all the gods from heaven. They were distressed  and went to Lord Shiva to seek His help. Lord Shiva advised the gods to go to Lord Vishnu to seek His help. At the advice of Lord Shiva, the gods went to Lord Vishnu. With folded hands they prayed to Lord Vishnu and told Him what had happened to them  and requested Him to help them and protect them from him (the demon Mur).
Lord Vishnu attacked Mur and defeated him. Mur ran away. Lord Vishnu saw Mur running. He (Vishnu) entered a cave at Badrika Ashram to take rest there. Mur was still angry with Vishnu and wanted to kill Him. So he went into the cave in which Vishnu was sleeping. Just then a beautiful maiden came out from Vishnu's body. She attacked Mur and killed him. Lord Vishnu woke up,saw all this  and blessed her (the maiden)by saying," As you have been created from my body so hence forth you will be known as Utpanna and you will be able to remove the problems of  the gods as well as human beings.The persons who worship you, will get salvation and be free from sins and attain Vaikunth." Getting this boon she disappeared.This divine maiden is called as Utapanna Ekadashi.
Sudama, a poor Brahmin,  with his wife observed the fast on Utappna Ekadashi and got rid of all his distress, poverty etc.  and became prosperous.
'' wishes you and your family a very happy Utpanna Ekadashi.
"May this Utpanna Ekadashi fulfill your wishes and bring you joy, peace and prosperity!"
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