Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Devuthan Ekadashi ~ Prabodini Ekadasi

Ekadasi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu on the 11th day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. On the 11th Day (Ekadashi) of Shukla Paksh in the month of Karthik, the festival of Devuthan Ekadashi is celebrated. lt is also called Prabodini Ekadasi or Hari Bodhini Ekadasi or Uthwana Ekadashi or Kartiki Ekadashi. It is believed that on this day Lord Vishnu had woken up after a rest of four months. Hence, this day marks the end of Chaturmaas.

This day is considered as a very auspicious day and marriages take place on this day all over India. All auspicious work that could not be done during the Chaturmaas are started on this day. In 2010 Devuthan Ekadashi will be celebrated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010.

Majority of the people perform Tulsi Vivah on the day of Karthik Ekadashi. On this day Tulsi is married to Saaligram.

Bhisma Panchak is also observed on 17 Nov 2010 continued to 21 November 2010.


  1. very useful and knowledgiable explanation.

  2. It's a good way to learn about history and astrology.
    Indian Astrology