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Saphala Ekadashi 2024: Interesting facts, rituals and all you want to know

Published on Jan 06, 2024 08:00 AM IST
  • The upcoming Ekadashi, falling on January 7, will mark the first Ekadashi of the year. It will occur on the 11th day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Pausha.
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Saphala Ekadashi, a Hindu fasting day, is observed on the 11th day of the bright half of the Margashirsha month in the Hindu calendar. Devotees dedicate this day to Lord Vishnu, observing a fast and performing prayers and rituals. Temples mark the day with various ceremonies and offerings to the deity. From rituals to facts, here's all you need to know about this auspicious day. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 06, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Saphala Ekadashi, a Hindu fasting day, is observed on the 11th day of the bright half of the Margashirsha month in the Hindu calendar. Devotees dedicate this day to Lord Vishnu, observing a fast and performing prayers and rituals. Temples mark the day with various ceremonies and offerings to the deity. From rituals to facts, here's all you need to know about this auspicious day. (Pinterest)

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Saphala Ekadashi is also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, reflecting its significance in blessing devotees with progeny. (HT File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 06, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Saphala Ekadashi is also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, reflecting its significance in blessing devotees with progeny. (HT File Photo)

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The fast begins on the preceding day (Dashami) and lasts until the morning of the following day (Dwadashi). (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 06, 2024 08:00 AM IST

The fast begins on the preceding day (Dashami) and lasts until the morning of the following day (Dwadashi). (Pexels)

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Devotees typically visit Vishnu temples and participate in ceremonies and offerings dedicated to the deity. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Devotees typically visit Vishnu temples and participate in ceremonies and offerings dedicated to the deity. (PTI)

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It is believed that observing this fast with devotion can bring prosperity, success, and fulfilment of desires.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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It is believed that observing this fast with devotion can bring prosperity, success, and fulfilment of desires.  (PTI)

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The day is associated with the story of King Mahishmati, who regained his lost kingdom and prosperity by observing Saphala Ekadashi.(HT Photo/Mujeeb Faruqui) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The day is associated with the story of King Mahishmati, who regained his lost kingdom and prosperity by observing Saphala Ekadashi.(HT Photo/Mujeeb Faruqui)

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Devotees believe that donating food, clothes, and other essentials to the needy on this day can bring immense blessings. (HT Photo/Yogendra Kumar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Devotees believe that donating food, clothes, and other essentials to the needy on this day can bring immense blessings. (HT Photo/Yogendra Kumar)

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Devotees also believe that observing Saphala Ekadashi can wash away sins and lead to spiritual growth.  (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 06, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Devotees also believe that observing Saphala Ekadashi can wash away sins and lead to spiritual growth.  (Pexels)

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