Devuthani Ekadashi, will be the beginning of the divine and auspicious tasks. One and all are waiting for Devuthani Ekadashi of 2018 as all the auspicious work will begin from this day. At the same time, newly wedded life of couples will also make a new beginning from this day. In simple words, Devuthani Ekadashi is the day when Lord Vishnu, wakes up from four months of sleep and is seen working for the good of the universe.
On the day of Devuthani Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu showers his devotees with special grace, and specially the one who prays with a clear and sacred heart, and performs fasting, worship and yagya. At the same time, there is a tradition of Tulsi marriage which is followed on the day of Devuthani Ekadashi. By performing the Tulsi marriage with the right rituals and procedures, one gets freedom from even the biggest distress and sorrow. Let us tell you the date of Devuthani Ekadashi and auspicious time in 2018-
Date and auspicious time for Devutthani Ekadashi 2018
It is believed that there are no auspicious and inauspicious time for doing any kind of work, however, when it comes to matters like marriage, everyone is concerned about which day and Muhurta will be auspicious. After a period of 4 months, now once again, from November 19, after Devothan Ekadashi, the wedding season and auspicious time will begin.
Devothan Ekadashi is also called Devothsthan Ekadashi and 'Prabodhini Ekadashi'. Also, it is believed that the couple who does not marry on another date can take wedding vows, without any Muhurta on the day of Devuthani Ekadashi.
Ekadashi Date Start - November 18, 2018 at 13:34 hours
Ekadashi date ends - November 19, 2018 at 14:30 hours
On 20th November, fast breaking time: 06: 52 to 08:58
According to mythological belief, it is said that all the Gods sleep on the day on Devashayani Ekadashi, in the month of Ashadh. So during this time, no auspicious occasion especially marriage Muhurta is not possible. After Diwali, during the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha, Lord Vishnu awakens from his sleep.
In Hindu religion, stories related to particular days are popular, in the same way there are many stories related to Devothan Ekadashi. One of them is that Lord Vishnu used to keep working without resting for many years, his wife Lakshmi ji kept serving her husband, Lord Vishnu without complaining. But one day Lakshmi ji asked Lord Vishnu “Lord, don’t you ever get tired? Hearing this, Vishnu smiled and asked Lakshmi Ji “Goddess please tell you what’s in your mind, do not hesitate”. Hearing this, Lakshmi replied, “Lord, it is my duty to serve you, but sometimes I also feel tired and sleepy”.
“I request you that if you rest for some time then I will be able to relax too”. On this insistence of Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu decided that from that day on in every year from the rainy season to the Ekadashi of the Shukla Paksha of Kartik month, he will take a rest from all the work. Since then every year Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik Mass is called Devosthan Ekadashi.
On this day, the ritual of Tulsi marriage is also performed in the temples. In many homes, people worship God with fruits, sweets, singhade and sugarcane, with complete rituals, so that all the work in their life is completed without interruption. Also, those who want to lay the foundation of new work, must perform the prayers and observe fast on this day.