Exploring the significance, rituals and blessings associated with Dev Uthani Ekadashi in this blog.

Tulsi Vivah
Tulsi Vivah

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Welcome to the world of resolute readings at www.onindianpath.com. I am going to share the insights of the Dev Uthani Ekadashi and the significance of the Tulsi Vivah on this auspicious day.

Introduction

Dev Uthani Ekadashi is also known as Prabodhini Ekadashi, Haribodhini Ekadashi, Uthani Ekadashi. Also, it signifies the awakening of Dev (Hindu God Vishnu) on the 11th day. In simple terms, it is the day when Lord Vishnu wake up from Chaturmas (a four-month-long slumber). It is an auspicious day for all the Vishnu followers worldwide for prayers and fasting.

Date and Timings

Infact Dev Uthani Ekadashi will be celebrated on 23 November 2023. As per Hindu Panchang, it is the 11th day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik maas.

However the ekadashi tithi will start at 6:46 PM on 11 November 2024 till 4:04 PM on 12 November 2024. The parana time will be from 6:42 AM till 8:51 AM on dashmi tithi on 13 November 2024.

Significance

Do you know Hindus believe in shubh Muhurat and shubh kaal (auspicious time). Dev Uthani Ekadashi holds profound importance in lives of Vishnu lovers.

Key Highlights

a) Eventually, people start performing all the auspicious works and events from Dev Uthani Ekadashi like marriages, house warming, Muhurat for opening new business or shop, mundan and parinay sanskaar etc.

b) This day also embarks the abhuj Muhurat, where shubh Muhurat is there whole day.

c) Moreover it brings prosperity and blessings as it is the time of spiritual awakening and beginning of Sahalak (auspicious duration to tie nuptial knot).

d) As per Puranas, Lord Vishnu went for his deep cosmic sleep from Dev Shayani Ekadashi and wakes up on Dev Uthani Ekadashi. This four months long period is not advised for auspicious events.

e) Do you know Dev Uthani Ekadashi is the day on which there are maximum weddings in India? Because of this propitious day, ancient texts suggests it as unsuja saya (means any time of the day is auspicious, no need to go for shubh muhurat on the day).

Legends of Dev Uthani Ekadashi

Meanwhile, there is a popular story behind this ekadashi. Once Demon King Bali performed Yagna to capture the power of all the three Lokas. Lord Vishnu took the awatar of Vamana. Also as a bhiksha, Vaman Dev asked for 3 yards of land from king Bali. Ironically, king granted him the wish. As a result, Shri Vishnu in form of Vamana measured whole Earth in his first step and in second step, he measured the heavens.On third step he asked king Bali- What to measure with my third step?

On this king Bali replied to Lord Vishnu-Please keep your foot over my head. As a result Lord Vishnu was impressed and gave a boon to king Bali that he will stay with him forever in patalok.

Thus, this is a reason why Lord Vishnu resides in patalok from Dev Shayani Ekadashi to the Dev Uthani ekadashi. However, Goddess Lakshmi tied raksha sutra on the wrist of king Bali on Dev Uthani Ekadashi. And she asked Lord Vishnu to come back to his Vaikunth Dham (abode of Shri Hari Vishnu).

What is Tulsi Vivah?

Tulsi vivah is a religious ritual where sacred plant tulsi is married to Shaligram. Shaligram is a stone shaped form of Lord Vishnu. Vshnu purana tells us that a pious lady and devotee of Lord Vishnu named Vrinda was blessed by Lord Vishnu to be his wife in his stone formed Shaligram incaration. Certainly, it is believed that on Dwadashi of shukla paksha of kartik maas, they got married on the Earth.

Date

This year we have Tulsi Vivah on 13 November 2024. Dwadashi Tithi will start at 04:04 pm on 12 November 2024 and ends at 01:01 pm on 13 November 2024.

Hence, tulsi vivah is celebrated in every nook and corner of India with great zeal and devotion.

Significance of Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi Vivah holds great significance in Hinduism. It symbolises divine union of purity, devotion and faith. Apparently, tulsi has medicinal, spiritual and cultural significance which represents feminine energy. Whereas, Lord Vishnu is the preserver of the universe represents divine masculine energy. Amalgamation of these two energies symbolises the balance and harmony of life on Earth.

Hence, tulsi vivah represents the bond that balance the universe.

Astrological Remedies on Tulsi Vivah

Infact if you are the one who is looking forward to find your soul mate in coming days. Then, tulsi vivah is an opportunity for you to get marital bliss in abundance.

a) Firstly, tulsi vivah is a great opportunity to impress Lord Vishnu. Probably if you have bad effect of Jupiter in your horoscope, then you should mix turmeric in water and offer this water to Tulsi. Surely you will get the favourable conditions.

b) Secondly, If you are the one who wants to hear the wedding bells soon, you should offer Sindhur (vermilion) to Tulsi in Tulsi Vivah.

c) Further, devotees (mostly girls) also offer 16 shringaar items to Tulsi Mata to get martial blessings and to get rid of the disputes between the married couple.

d) Participating and donating saree in Tulsi Vivah on this day makes favourable conditions for spinsters to get a suitable and desirable match.

However in northern India, it is a ritual to donate seven-seven items to seven girls in their marriage ceremony during their saat fere (seven rounds around the holy fire at the time of marriage). Even it has religious touch also, as people consider Tulsi as their daughter in tulsi vivah and give away the necessary items to the girls during her fere (part of kanyadaan). Luckily, I have been witnessing this unconditional and non judgemental act of devotion since my childhood.

e) Finally, one can not miss a golden chance of getting blissful and prosperous life in the month of Kartik. Ancient Hindu text suggests if a married woman perform Tulsi Sewa for whole Kartik month, she will be lucky to get good luck and opulence in abundance.

Tulsi Sewa includes waking up in Brahma Muhurat, having bathing rituals and lighting a Diya to Tulsi in morning and evening along with hearing Katha and religious hymns (bhajan) to praise Mata Tulsi.

Conclusion

Dev uthani Ekadashi and Tulsi Vivah are integral part of our sanatan dharma. To know more about tulsi, you can read my blog on tulsi. Have a blessed day ahead.

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