Padma Ekadashi 2015: Worship Vamana Vishnu & Get Blessed
The religious day of Padma Ekadashi in 2015 is on June 28. Lord Vishnu is worshiped in Vamana Avatar (dwarf form) and honored by a Shobha Yatra, on the day of Padma Ekadashi. Do not miss out to worship him in this form and stay blessed by him. Read on to know more...
Padma Ekadashi 2015
The Ekadashi that comes in the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month, Bhadrapada is called the Padma Ekadashi. Lord Vishnu is worshiped on the day of Padma Ekadasi in his Vamana Avatar (dwarf form). The devotees celebrate the Padma Ekadashi with lot of zeal and excitement, as a Shobha Yatra (the honor journey) is taken out where Lord Vishnu's idol is placed on a Palki (palanquin).
It is also said that Lord Vishnu's idol is given bathe by the devotees. Hence, the Padma Ekadashi is also called the Jal Jhulni Ekadashi. Hence, on this Padma Ekadashi in 2015, observe the Vrat (fast) and be a part of the Shobha Yatra of Lord Vishnu. In Rajasthan, Padma Ekadasi is known as Dol Gyaras. Let's take some more knowledge about this unique name of Padma Ekadashi.
Dol Gyaras Ekadashi 2015
Another name given to Padma Ekadashi is Dol Gyaras. This name is famous in the regions of Rajasthan. On this day, the devotees worship Lord Ganesha and the idol of Goddess Gauri (incarnation of Goddess Parvati) is also established on this day. The idols of both the deities are given bathe and then worshiped. Then, in evening, a Shobha Yatra is taken out by the devotees where devotional songs are sung by them.
Padma Ekadashi 2015: Rituals Of The Day
As you would observe the Padma Ekadashi in 2015, you should also know everything about the rituals of the Padma Ekadasi. This would help you to observe the Padma Ekadashi fast with full faith and rules. Let's take a look at the rituals of the day.
The one who observes the fast should place seven earthen pots and these pots should be filled with seven cereals, namely - Moong, Urad Dal (black gram), wheat, Masoor (Black lentils), barley, rice, and gram. All these are to be done on Dashami (the tenth day of Hindu month). Lord Vishnu's idol is placed in the urn and the devotees worship the idol. After this, the devotees keep awake all the night and sing devotional songs dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Hence, the Vrat is observed from Dashami and continues to Ekadashi full day and finally gets over on Dwadashi (the twelfth day of Hindu month). After completing the rituals of Padma Ekadasi, all the cereals filled in the earthen pots should be offered to the Brahmins (priests). Hence, follow these rituals on Padma Ekadashi 2015 fast and become the one closer to Lord Vishnu's heart.
Legend Of Padma Ekadashi
As per the legend, there was a generous king named Mandhata. He was a very good ruler and the people under him were very happy. The king was blessed with the boon of getting all the material things of the world. But, his subjects soon became upset, as there was no rain in his kingdom for three continuous years. So, the king reached Lord Vishnu for help and asked for the solution. Lord Vishnu told him to keep the Padma Ekadasi fast and follow all the rituals of this Ekadashi. The King did the same and his kingdom got a plenty of rainfall.
Hopefully, all this information on Padma Ekadashi in 2015 will help you better in knowing all about Padma Ekadasi. Hence, follow the rituals of Padma Ekadashi in 2015 and please Lord Vishnu, so that he bestows his blessings on you on this Padma Ekadasi in 2015.
AstroSage wishes you a blessed Padma Ekadashi in 2015!