What are the Rituals Performed on Varuthini Ekadashi?

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Choosing to buy pooja samagri online, cleaning the puja space, taking bath early in the morning, and many more rituals are performed on Varuthini Ekadashi.

Varuthini Ekadashi is also considered as the ritual for holy fasting. It an auspicious day for every Hindu. This day is observed on the eleventh day of the Krishna Paksha in the Baishakha month as per the North Indian calendar. However, in the South Indian states of India, where people follow the Amavasyant calendar, this auspicious day takes place on the month of Chaitra. According to the Gregorian calendar, Varuthini Ekadashi takes place in the month of April-May. On this sacred day, Lord Vamana, the fifth avatar of Vishnu, is actually worshipped. People buy pooja samagri online, they keep fasting for the entire day, and perform many rituals on this day.

The term ‘Varuthini’ means armored or protected. Hence, it is believed that the devotee who keeps fasting on this day is protected always from the evil energies. The devotee is also blessed with good fortunes and wealth. But, the devotee has to perform all the rituals with complete faith and devotion. To make the puja and vidhi complete and perfect, he or she can buy pooja accessories online now from the ease of the comfort zone.

Here are the Rituals to be Performed on this Day:-

  • Just like the other Ekadashis, the devotees keep fasting for the entire day on this day too. They spend the day without even taking in a drop of water that is they keep nirjala fasting on Varuthini Ekadashi. The devotees have their full meal on the day before Varuthini Ekadashi. The vrat is broken only after the sunrise on Dwadashi that is the day after Ekadashi.
  • Vamana, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is worshipped on this day. The devotees buy online puja items, make special puja arrangements, and follow the rules to make the fasting more fruitful. On this auspicious day, the devotees must not get angry or must not feel jealous of others. Kindness and goodness should be in the hearts of the devotees who keep fasting on Varuthini Ekadashi.
  • On this day, the devotees read out the holy scriptures of Bhagwat Gita and Vishnu Sahastranaam. The devotees spend the day listening to the holy songs and bhajans.

The greatness of this pious day is also mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana in the conversation between Lord Shri Krishna and Dharam Raja Yudhisthira. According to the Hindu legends, it is strongly believed that this vrat is as significant as donating gold in a Kurukshetra on solar eclipse day. The devotees are freed from all sins and are also freed from taking rebirth. Varuthini Ekadashi is considered as a Hindu ritual that offers endless advantages to the observers.

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