Devshayani Ekadashi 2020: The monsoon arrives in India and brings with it a number of festivals and vrats or puja observed by millions of people in the country. The months of Ashadh and Sravana in the Hindu calendar, corresponding mainly to June and July, have a series of holy days, which are marked by the faithful of Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Devshayani Ekadashi is also known as Padma Ekadashi or Ashadhi Ekadashi.
What is Devshayani Ekadashi
The eleventh day in the full moon district of Ashadh is observed as Devshayani Ekadashi. According to mythology, that day, Lord Vishnu falls asleep or is in deep meditation and wakes up after four months on Prabodhini Ekadashi. Devshyani Ekadashi gets closer to Jagannath Rath Yatra most of the time every year.
Devshayani Ekadashi: Time and Date
Ekadashi Tithi starts: 7:49 p.m. June 30
Ekadashi Tithi end: 5:29 p.m. July 1
Meaning of Devshayani Ekadashi
the puja takes on meaning Chaturmas or a holy period of four months in the Hindu calendar, begins that day. The four months of Chaturmas, including Shravan, Bhadra, Ashwin and Kartik (mainly corresponding to July, August, September and October), marks all the key Hindu festivals such as Janmashthami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Durga Puja and Diwali.
On Devshayani Ekadashi, many worshipers fast and seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu.