Papankusha Ekadashi 2023: Today is Papankusha Ekadashi. On this day it is customary to worship the Shaalgram form of Lord Vishnu and Shri Krishna. According to Puranas, there is no fast in the world like this Ekadashi fast. In the glory of fasting on Papankusha Ekadashi, people are freed from the sins of past and present births.
He does not have to suffer the sufferings of Yama and after death attains heaven. As important as fasting and worshiping Papankusha Ekadashi is, so is breaking its fast. Know the dates, auspicious times and rules for breaking the fast of Papankusha Ekadashi.
Papankusha Ekadashi 2023 is the time to take vows
This year, the fast of Papankusha Ekadashi of Shuklapaksha in the month of Ashwin will be broken on 25 October 2023 between 06:28 AM to 08:43 AM. On this day Dwadashi Tithi will end at 09.44 am.
Papankusha Ekadashi Vrat Inauguration Rules
- If you perform Sri Hari Puja on Paran Dwadashi Tithi then observe the Papankusha Ekadashi fast. Offer turmeric, kumkum, mooli, coconut, flowers to Lord Vishnu and then take the first piece of prasad.
- Then prepare sattvic food and feed it to the Brahmin and send him away with Dakshina. Fasting is not complete without charity.
- Do not eat garlic and onions while breaking Ekadashi fast. Those who fast on Ekadashi must eat rice on Dwadashi tithi. It is believed that due to this the womb is not born.
Rules for Fasting on Papankusha Ekadashi (Rules for Observing Ekadashi Vrata)
Fasting on Ekadashi is called Parana. Ekadashi fast should not be broken even during Hari Bhasa. Hari Vasara is the first quarter period of Dwadashi Tithi. Parana is performed after sunrise on the day following the Ekadashi fast. Morning is the best time to break fast. It is very important to break the Ekadashi fast before the end of Dwadashi Tithi. If the Dwadashi Tithi ends before sunrise, the Ekadashi fast is broken only after sunrise. Not doing Parana in Dwadashi Tithi is tantamount to committing sin.
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