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Rama Ekadashi 2023: Date, Puja Rituals, Parana Time, and Significance

Rama Ekadashi, also known as Kartik Krishna Ekadashi, is a significant fasting day dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This sacred day falls on the eleventh day of the month of Kartik during Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar. Celebrated four days before Diwali, Rama Ekadashi holds a special place in Hindu traditions and is believed to offer atonement for sins. Here’s all you need to know about Rama Ekadashi 2023, including its date, puja rituals, and significance.

Rama Ekadashi 2023 Date: This year, Rama Ekadashi will be celebrated on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

Rama Ekadashi 2023 Parana Time: The parana timings for Rama Ekadashi in 2023 are as follows:

  • Rama Ekadashi Tithi begins: 08:23 AM, November 8, 2023
  • Rama Ekadashi Tithi ends: 10:41 AM, November 9, 2023
  • Parana timings: 06:39 AM – 10:16 AM, November 10, 2023

Rama Ekadashi Puja Rituals: Devotees begin their day by taking a holy bath and dressing up. During the puja, they emphasize unwavering devotion and make a commitment to observe a dedicated fast and avoid wrongdoing. Idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi are set up, a diya is lit, and offerings of sweets, flowers, and vermillion are made. Panchamrit and tulsi patra are essential components of the puja to appease Lord Vishnu.

In the evening puja, devotees offer bhog prasad to Lord Vishnu, recite Vishnu Sahastranaam and Shree Hari Stotram, and chant Lord Vishnu’s aarti. While the fast technically ends on Dwadashi Tithi, those who cannot bear hunger can have bhog prasad in the evening. Bhog prasad typically includes fried potatoes, dairy products, and fruits, and is considered satvik. After the evening aarti, devotees break their fast with a satvik meal and partake in bhog prasad with their family. It is customary to visit a temple and seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu or Lord Krishna. Fasting participants are expected to abstain from activities like gambling and gossip.

Rama Ekadashi Significance: Rama Ekadashi is believed to provide salvation and absolution for past and present sins, including the grave sin of Brahm Hatya (the murder of a Brahmin). Fasting on this day is said to lead devotees to the divine realm of Lord Shri Hari, Vaikunth dhaam. The merits of observing Rama Ekadashi are immense, equivalent to one hundred Rajasuya Yagyas or one thousand Ashvamedha Yagyas. Devotees who worship Lord Vishnu with unwavering devotion are blessed with wealth, health, and prosperity. Lord Vishnu also grants the fulfillment of their wishes.

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Source: Hindustan Times

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