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Dev Uthani Ekadashi 10th November 2016: A Day To Awaken Vishnu!
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    Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada॥

    Shanta Karam Bhujaga Shayanam,
    Padmanabham Suresham.
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    Megha Varnam Shubhangam.
    Lakshmi Kantam Kamala Nayanam,
    Yogibhir Dhyana Gamyam.
    Vande Vishnum Bhava Bhaya Haram,
    Sarva Lokaia Kanatham.

    OM SAI RAM ॥

    Dear SAI Family,


    Dev Uthani Ekadashi 10th November 2016: A Day To Awaken Vishnu!

    The date for Dev Uthani Ekadashi in 2016 is November 10.
    Want to know the secret to attain a step closer to Moksha?
    Then, this day is the answer.
    Venerate Lord Vishnu this Dev Uthani Ekadashi in 2016 and lead a divine life...

    Dev Uthani Ekadashi, also known as Prabodhini Ekadashi, is considered
    to be an auspicious day according to Hindu traditions. The day of Dev Uthani
    Ekadashi is devoted to Lord Vishnu . Want to know more about the day of
    Dev Uthani Ekadashi? Then, let's proceed forward as we have brought
    you everything you need to know about Dev Uthani Ekadashi in 2016.

    According to the Hindu calendar Dev Uthani Ekadashi takes place on the
    Ekadashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu month of Kartik.
    Prabodhini Ekadashi means 'the awakening eleventh'. It is believed that on this
    day, Lord Vishnu wakes up after sleeping on the day of Dev Shayani Ekadashi.
    Hence its name is also popular as Dev-Prabodhini, Deothan, and Devuthani

    Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2016: Why To Observe Dev Uthani Ekadashi In 2016?

    It is said that Goddess Laxmi was unhappy with Lord Vishnu as he followed
    an undisciplined pattern of sleeping. It often happened when Vishnu slept for
    days and there were days when he didn't sleep at all. It was due to his this
    habit that other gods and goddesses had to wait for long to meet him. Furthermore,
    demons highly took advantage of this, thereby leading to the spread of Adharma
    on earth. Hence, Goddess Lakshmi complained about all these to Lord Vishnu.

    Vishnu promised Laxmi to soon come up with a solution. Meanwhile, the Devas
    visited Vishnu to inform him about the robbery of the Vedas by Sankhyayan, a demon.
    The demon had soon spread Adharma all around. On hearing this, Lord Vishnu assured
    the Devas that they would be able to get back the Vedas.

    After fighting for days with Demon Sankhyayan, he was successful in defeating
    Sankhyayan. He was then able to return the Vedas to the gods. Concluding the event,
    Vishnu continued with a long sleep for four months.

    His sleep started from Ashadha Ekadashi and continued till Kartik Ekadashi. The day
    of Kartik Ekadashi is known as Prabodhini Ekadashi. Since then, the day of Dev Uthani
    Ekadashi came into being.

    Now, as you know why to observe the day of Dev Uthani Ekadashi in 2016, let's take a
    look at how to observe the day of Dev Uthani Ekadashi.

    How To Observe Dev Uthani Ekadashi In 2016?

    Following are the rituals that are to be carried out on Dev Uthani Ekadashi in 2016:

    On the day of Prabodhini Ekadashi, devotees take a holy bath early morning.

    Devotees perform the ritual of marriage of Lord Vishnu with Tulsi plant on this day.
    This ritual is known as Tulsi Vivah (marriage with Tulsi plant).

    A fast is performed that begins on the day of Dashami day (preceding day).
    Vrat is continued till Dwadashi (succeeding day).

    The fast is terminated within Dwadashi Tithi according to the Parana Muhurat.

    But, why one should observe such austerities on this day of Ekadashi?
    We must definitely know the significance of Dev Uthani Ekadashi.
    Let's take a look at it.

    Significance Of Dev Uthani Ekadashi

    The day of Devuthni Ekadashi is an ultimate way to reach the doorway of heaven.
    It is strongly believed that if one follows the day of Devuthni Ekadashi with severe
    devotion, he/she will definitely be gifted with Moksha and will be able to reach the
    heavenly abode of Devas, Vishnu Loka. The day of Dev Uthani Ekadashi is also
    believed to carry the boon to free the souls of a person's ancestors.

    Now, we will take a look at the different patterns of observing the day of Dev Uthani
    Ekadashi in 2016. Let's proceed:

    Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2016: Maharashtrian Pattern

    In Maharashtra, the day of Dev Uthani or Prabodhini Ekadashi is dedicated to
    Lord Vithoba, a form of Lord Vishnu. Celebrations take a festive turn at Pandharpur
    where thousands of pilgrims visit temples of Lord Vishnu. The celebrations take place
    for a period of five days at Pandharpur. The worshiping pattern at Pandharpur is also
    known as Sarkari Puja.

    Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2016: Rajasthani Pattern

    In Rajasthan, Dev Uthani Ekadashi takes place at Pushkar where Pushkar Mela is
    organized. This continues till Kartik Purnima (full-Moon day). Pushkar Mela is held to
    worship Lord Brahma. It is believed that if one takes a holy bath in Pushkar lake, one
    can attain a step closer to salvation. The fair is continued till Kartik Purnima. During the
    period, a camel fair is also organized in Rajasthan, which is considered to be Asia's
    largest fair.

    Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2016: Gujarati Pattern

    In Gujarat, a Parikrama (circumambulation) is held by the devotees at Mt. Girnar for
    a two-day period. It is believed that the Lord resides around the mountain during
    Dev Uthani Ekadashi. Over 800,000 devotees pay reverence to Lord Vishnu on the day
    of Prabodhini Ekadashi at Mt. Girnar.

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