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Saphala Ekadashi 2024: Vrat and Ritual to Attain Success!

By December 14, 2023No Comments
Saphala Ekadashi

Everyone wants to be successful in their lives, but as you might have heard the saying, “Nothing comes easy”. Sometimes, you might have noticed that you are not getting fruitful results despite your tireless efforts and hard work. So, Saphala Ekadashi, also known as Pausha Krishna Ekadashi, is a ritual that can give you prosperity and abundance in an individual’s life.

Saphala Ekadashi is the best time when you can observe fast and devote yourself to prayers and reciting hymns. So, let’s get ahead with reading more about Saphala Ekadashi 2024. 

  • Ekadashi Tithi Begins: 12:41 AM on 7 January, 2024
  • Ekadashi Tithi Ends: 12:46 AM on 8 January, 2024
  • Saphala Ekadashi Prana Time:  07:15 AM to 09:20 AM ( 8th January) 
  • Dwadashi End Moment on the day of Prana day: 11:58 PM

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What is Saphala Ekadashi? 

In Hinduism, rituals and festivals play a vital role. Every ritual has a certain significance and techniques to perform those rituals. So, among those comes the Ekadashi, which falls twice a month on Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. According to the Hindu Calendar, Saphala Ekadashi falls on the 11th day of the Krishna Paksha (the waning phase of the moon) during the month of Paush. On this day, devotees offer prayers and seek blessings from Lord Vishnu and Achyuta. Saphala Ekadashi is celebrated in January, also known as Paush month.

Moreover, devotees from around the world travel on pilgrimage or offer prayers at their homes so that their lives are filled with happiness, abundance, success and goodwill. Saphala Ekadashi also has certain rituals, significance, and stories behind its celebration, which we will be discussing below. So, keep reading to know how the celebration of Saphala Ekadashi can be a source of bliss and abundance in your life. 

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Saphala Ekadashi Importance

The Saphala Ekadashi is a significant ritual for attaining success and fulfilment in individuals’ lives. In the early times, the celebration of Saphala Ekadashi came from the Brahma Vaivarta Purana, one of the holy books in the Hindu culture. Moreover, when people tried to find out about the holy ritual that can help them open the door to success, they found out from a great sage, Vasishta, that Saphala Ekadashi is the most significant ritual that can help individuals achieve success and prosperity. 

Moreover, it has been found that nothing is more magical than the rituals of Saphala Ekadashi that can ward off negativity and bad luck in individuals’ lives. Also, the most important thing to remember while observing fast and following the ritual of Saphala Ekadashi is that one should devote all the time, mind and soul to prayers and chanting bhajans.  It can also open up all the barriers and blockages that have been a hurdle in individuals’ lives. 

Saphala Ekadashi Vrat Katha

The Saphala Ekadashi celebration is also related to a special story that transforms the life of a boy named Lumbhak. People started observing fast and offering prayers to Lord Vishnu after the victory gained by Lumbhak due to the Saphala Ekadashi vrat. So, the story starts with a boy named Lumbhak, the eldest son of King Mahishmat, who ruled the kingdom of Champavati village.

All the people of the village had a huge respect for King Champavati because he was a great person. He has five sons, and Lumbhak is the eldest son. Lumbhak was very impolite and cruel and always committed sins. The king always got complaints from the villagers regarding Lumbhak’s behaviour. However, one day, he threw him out of the kingdom to teach his son a lesson. Having no clue where to go, Lumbhak ended up living in the forest under a Banyan tree. 

Furthermore, he used to survive in the jungle, eating fruits. Many days passed like this, so he realised his mistakes and felt ashamed about his ill behaviour. So, to pay for his mistakes, he collected some fruits and kept them under the Banyan tree without eating anything for the whole day. Unknowingly, that day was the day of Saphala Ekadashi, where he succeeded in keeping the fast. This vrat transformed his life, and he got back his kingdom and started taking over the responsibility of his father due to the blessings of Lord Vishnu. 

Saphala Ekadashi Puja Vidhi

On the day of Saphala Ekadashi, certain rituals need to be done as a part of the Puja vidhi. So, let’s see what are the things included in the Saphala Puja Vidhi. 

  • The first thing to do on the day of Saphala Ekadashi is to take a bath and cleanse oneself. You must remember to wear a yellow cloth as you will be offering prayer to Lord Vishnu.
  • You must prepare Puja samagri for Saphala Ekadashi. You must also prepare Panchamrit, which needs to be offered to Lord Vishnu. 
  • You need to light a diya, incense sticks and yellow flowers. 
  • The most important things that need to be offered on the day of Saphala Ekadashi are fruits, coconut, amla, pomegranates and cloves. 
  • You must stay awake for the whole night while chanting and singing hymns in the name of Shri Hari. 
  • You must also offer a Tulsi plant on the day of Saphala Ekadashi to lord Vishnu to please him and to ward off all the negativity. 

Do’s and Dont’s of Saphala Ekadashi 

Here are some of the things you must strictly follow and things that you must avoid doing on the day of Saphala Ekadashi. So, read below carefully to learn about the Saphala Ekadashi do’s and don’ts. 

Saphala Ekadashi Do’s 

  • Wear clean clothes. 
  • Offer donations and food to Brahmins. 
  • Always light a diya made of Ghee on Saphala Ekadashi. 
  • Offer only yellow flowers. 
  • Before breaking the fast, devotees must offer special prayers to Lord Vishnu, Shri Hari and Lord Narayan. 

Saphala Ekadashi Don’t’s 

  • Avoid eating non-vegetarian foods or any food that contains onion or garlic. 
  • Do not consume alcohol or any intoxicant on Saphala Ekadashi. 
  • You must sleep on the floor and not on the bed. 
  • Avoid plucking flowers, branches or leaves on this day. 
  • On this day, it is considered unlucky to harm animals or speak harshly of others. 

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So, we’ve ended the Sapahla Ekadashi practices, their significance, and the dos and don’ts. Please read these carefully to understand the Sapahal Ekadashi puja vidhi. Also, the vrat katha we explained is essential, and this is how people began to regard this festival as an important part of their lives. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

1. Why is Saphala Ekadashi celebrated?

Sapahla Ekadashi is a special celebration that all Hindus celebrate. This festival is celebrated to add joy, happiness and success to individuals’ lives.

2. What are the dates for Saphala Ekadashi 2024?

The Saphala Ekadashi Tithi begins at 12:41 AM on 7 January 2024. However, the Saphala Ekadashi Tithi will end at 12:46 AM on 8 January 2024.

3. What are the things devotees can eat during Saphala vrat?

The fasting of Saphala Ekadashi depends on the devotees as people who have kept Nirjal Vrat should not eat anything, not even water. However, on the other side, other devotees can eat fruits, Sabudana and tea.

4. What are the special offerings made on Saphala Ekadashi?

Some special things offered on the day of Saphala Ekadashi are coconut, betel nut, amla, pomegranate, clove and yellow flowers.

5. Which mantra to chant on Saphala Ekadashi?

On the day of Saphala Ekadashi, devotees should stay awake the whole night and chant the special mantra “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” 108 times.

6. Which Gods are worshipped on Saphala Ekadashi?

During the auspicious festival of Saphala Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu, Shri Narayan, Shri Hari, and Lord Achyuta are offered special Sapahla Ekadashu prayers and offerings.

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