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Utpanna Ekadashi

Utpanna Ekadashi- Devoted to the mighty Lord Vishnu
Utpanna Ekadashi or Krishna Paksha Ekadashi is a highly auspicious festivity dedicated to the mighty Lord Vishnu. The commanding Lord Vishnu is one of the supreme godheads in Hindu cosmology. He is an integral part of the trinity of deities and Lord Shiva and Brahma. Lord Vishnu takes the central role of the universe in protecting and safeguarding inferior beings.

Significance of Utpanna Ekadashi
Utpanna is one of the vital Ekadashis as it defines the origin of the goddess Ekadashi. It is observed in the Margashirsha month of the Hindu lunar calendar. There are twenty-four Ekadashi in a year, and this Ekadashi is the one that gave rise to all the Ekadashi. The notable legend linked with Utpanna Ekadashi includes the mighty Lord Vishnu and an evil demon Mur. The brutal demon Mur wanted to kill Lord Vishnu when he was sleeping and finish his existence. Then, Lord Vishnu incarnated in the aspect of Goddess Ekadashi's power, killing the Mur and bringing his evil actions to a bitter end. Goddess Ekadashi and Goddess Vaishnavi are two vital energies of the imperial Lord Vishnu. They make the supreme deity even more powerful and virtuous. 

How to celebrate Utpanna Ekadashi?
Utpanna Ekadashi is celebrated by observing a fast devoted to Lord Vishnu's command. Devotees wake up early, take a bath and start their fast. Devotees chant the Katha, or the story linked with the origin of Utpanna Ekadashi. They devote fruits, and flowers and light a lamp. Worshippers intonate mantras, slokas and stotras that highlight the immense glory and power of the imperial deity Vishnu. Parana, or opening of the fast, is performed on the Dwadashi tithi. 

Boons of celebrating Utpanna Ekadashi
Here are a few significant windfalls for celebrating Utpanna Ekadashi:

  • ● Utpanna Ekadashi brings the blessings of the Supreme Lord Vishnu.
  • ● It blesses devotees with immense peace and stability.
  • ● The festivity brings a spiritual aura and absolute consciousness.
  • ● It eradicates all enemies and evil energies, fulfilling life with positivity.
  • ● It cherishes the devotee's life with success, overall development and fortune.

Seek all the above benefits by cherishing the glorious occasion of Utpanna Ekadashi. We will guide you on the importance of tithis and rituals to celebrate this day.