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Know About the Fasting Story, The Benefits and the Method of Worship of Parivartini Ekadashi 2022

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The Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month is called Padma Ekadashi or Parivartini Ekadashi. According to mythological belief, on this day Lord Vishnu, who was sleeping in the yoga nidra of Chaturmas, took his first turn while sleeping. The word Parivartan means change. Lord Vishnu changed his sleeping posture on this day, hence the name Parvartini Ekadashi 2022 is symbolic of this event. Devotees observe strict fasts on this day and worship the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is also believed that observing a fast on this day pleases Goddess Lakshmi and there is no shortage of food and money in the house ever.

When is Parivartini Ekadashi 2022?

  • This year, Parivartini Ekadashi falls on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
  • Parivartini Ekadashi Parana Muhurta: Between 8.20 am to 8.30 am, 7th September.

Worship Method of Parivartini Ekadashi 

  • On the day of Parivartini Ekadashi, take a bath early in the morning,  wear fresh yellow clothes and offer water to the Sun God.
  • Then clean the puja place and install the idols of Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesh.
  • Offer yellow flowers, Panchamrit and Tulsi to Lord Vishnu and Modak and Durva to Lord Ganesha.
  • First worship Lord Ganesha and then Lord Vishnu and chant mantras related to them.
  • Distribute the Prasad among the devotees.
  • Donate food, clothes, shoes, umbrellas etc to the poor and needy.
  • Devotees observing this fast can consume fruits and water only.

Parivartini Ekadashi 2022 Fasting Story 

The fasting story of Parivartini Ekadashi was narrated by Lord Krishna to Arjuna. According to the legend, a demon named King Bali used to rule in the Treta Yuga. Despite being a demon, he was very charitable, truthful and served the people of kingdom with great dedication. Due the impact of his devotion and good governance, King Bali also started ruling in heaven by replacing Devraj Indra. Devraj Indra and all the other gods got scared of King Bali. Therefore, all the deities prayed to Lord Vishnu for protection. Lord Vishnu took the Vamana avatar in order to protect the Gods and went to King Bali. There he requested King Bali to donate three steps of land to him. 

King Bali accepted this request of Vamana. As soon as King Bali accepted his request, the Vamana avatar of Shri Vishnu assumed the form of a giant and measured the three worlds in two steps. When there was no vacancy for the third step, King Bali bowed his head with folded hands in front of Vamana and asked to keep the third step on his head. Lord Vishnu was very pleased with the kindness and devotion of King Bali and made King Bali the Lord of Hell. Since then the fast of Parivartini Ekadashi is observed by the devotees. On this Ekadashi, a sleeping idol of Lord Vishnu is always kept with King Bali in the Hell. This day is also called Vamana Jayanti in many places.

Benefits of Parivartini Ekadashi 

  • The devotees who observe a fast on Parivartini Ekadashi get the results of the Vajapeya Yagya.
  • By observing this fast, one gets freedom from all sins and attains salvation after death.
  • By donating to the poor and needy on this fast, the grace and blessings of Lord Vishnu are achieved. 
  • Worshiping Goddess Lakshmi on Parivartini Ekadashi is also very auspicious. Devotees who do so don’t ever face any kind of shortage of food in their house.

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