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Devshayani Ekadashi 2016 Date & Timing, Significance

Devshayani Ekadashi 2016 Date & Timing, Significance

In 2016, the holy date to observe Devshayani Ekadashi is July 15. This Devshayani Ekadashi in 2016, get directed to the divine abode of serenity. To know more about how to attain prosperity in Devshayani Ekadashi, read below.

Devshayani Ekadashi ksheer sagar vishnu-laxmi
Devshayani Ekadashi ksheer sagar vishnu-laxmi

2016 Devshayani Ekadashi

Ashadha Shukla Paksha Ekadashi is known as Devshayani Ekadashi. Lord Vishnu goes to sleep on this day and wakes up after four months on Prabodhini Ekadashi.

Devshayani Ekadashi comes just after famous Jagannath Rathyatra and currently falls in month of June or July on English calendar. Chaturmas, a holy period of four months in Hindu calendar, starts from this day.

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Significance Of Devshayani Ekadashi

According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Vishnu falls asleep on the day of Devshayani Ekadashi in Ksheera Sagar (ocean of milk). Hence, the day is known as Devshayani Ekadashi (sleeping moment of god on eleventh day).

Vishnu awakens from his sleep after a period of 4 months, on the day of Prabodhini Ekadashi. His sleeping period is known as Chaturmas (four months). Devshayani Ekadashi marks the commencement of Chaturmas. It is believed that if devotees follow a Vrat on Devshayani Ekadashi, he/she is blessed with a blissful life.

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