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Ekadashi October 2023 Date & Time, Rituals, Mantra

Ekadashi October 2023

Ekadashi is dedicated to lord Vishu and people consider this day as a holy occasion to worship lord Vishnu. Ekadashi dates in October are October 9 and 10 and October 24 and 25 (Papankusha). Check more on the Ekadashi date, Rituals, and tithi.

Ekadashi October 2023 Date

On October 10, 2023, people will mark Indira Ekadashi, also referred to as Shradh Ekadashi. It occurs during Shradh Paksha and is important to Hindus because they worship Lord Vishnu and pray to their ancestors on this day. Puja practices include taking a holy bath, cleaning the home, and presenting garlands and sweets to Lord Vishnu. Devotees also observe a fast. They also pray to Lord Vishnu and recite the Bhagavad Gita Path. The next day, on Dwadashi Tithi, the fast is broken.

Indira Ekadashi 2023 Tithi

One of the most important ceremonies practiced according to the Hindu calendar is the Ekadashi Vrat (fast). The word “Ekadashi” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Eleven,” which denotes the 11th day of every fortnight according to the Hindu lunar calendar. There are two Ekadashi every month and Indira Ekadashi falls on 9 October and 10 October 2023.

OccasionEkadashi October 2023
Dedicated toLord Vishnu
RitualsFast, Geeta Path, Lord Vishnu Puja
Indira Ekadashi DateOctober 9 and 10
Indira Ekadashi Muhurat9 October 2023 – 12:36 PM (Start)10 October 2023 –  03:08 PM (End)
Papankusha Ekadashi Tithi 2023October 24 and 25, 2023

Ekadashi Vrat lasts for nearly 48 hours, as stated in the Hindu scriptures because the fast starts on the eve of Ekadashi and lasts until the sun rises on the day after Ekadashi.

Ekadashi Time & Date

For each Paksha, Ekadashi Tithi in October 2023 is divided into two days. This month is officially known as Ashwina Month/Aasoj Mahina. The dates for Ekadashi in 2023 are October 9 and 10, with Indira Ekadashi Tithi 2023 and Papankusha Ekadashi Tithi 2023 being October 24 and 25. From the post below, you can view the complete Ekadashi Tithi for October 2023.

Hindus celebrate a variety of holidays and festivals, each with a special meaning. One of the regular names for the special day in each month of the Hindu calendar is Ekadashi Tithi. In October 2023, Ekadashi will likewise be significant and important. Read the Ekadashi Mantra and do the Ekadashi Puja rituals in order to worship Lord Vishnu and fulfill your wish.

Ekadashi Significance 2023

The names ‘Hari Vasara’ and ‘Hari Din’ are other names for Ekadashi. The Skanda Purana and Padma Purana, two sacred books, both mention the significance of Ekadashi Vrat. Both the Vaishnava community and the non-Vaishnava community observe Ekadashi. Those who observe this fast abstain from eating most vegetables, spices, grains, and cereals. The day before Ekadashi, or on Dashami (10th day), the vrata preparations start.

This day is set aside for Lord Vishnu’s worship. In order to obtain the blessings of Lord Vishnu for universal prosperity, prayers, mantras, and puja are recited. On Dashami, believers take a morning bath as part of their ritual. After dusk, devotees may also do Aartis, tell the Ekadashi Vrata Katha, and deliver inspirational speeches.

What Is Parana Vidhi Ekadashi Vrat?

Ekadashi Vrat Parana is the term used to describe the process of ending the Ekadashi fast. This is done after the sun rises on the day after Ekadashi, or Dwadashi. The Dwadashi tithi, also known as Hari vicar, is the sole day on which Ekadashi Parana should be conducted, and it should only be done at this time. On Dwadashi tithi, it is thought that one should feed a Brahmin or assist the underprivileged.

Indira Ekadashi Rituals

The Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha, two moon phases in the Hindu calendar, are significant for Ekadashi. To benefit from God Vishnu’s Ekadashi Fast, read the Ekadashi Mantra and do the Ekadashi Puja Rituals.  Two Days are Important as Ekadashi every month.

The two days in the Hindu calendar for 2023 are known as Ekadashi Tithi Krishna Paksha and Ekadashi Tithi Shukla Paksha. Indira Ekadashi is celebrated during the Krishna Paksha of the month, whereas Papankusha Ekadashi 2023 is celebrated during the Shukla Paksha. View the Date / Tithi for Ekadashi in October 2023 from this page.

Mantra of Ekadashi

‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ is the Lord Vishnu mantra recited at the Ekadashi Puja.

Additionally, it is suggested to repeat the Hare Krishna mantra 108 times. The mantra is spoken “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.” The Ekadashi Mata Aarti should be sung by devotees during the morning and evening prayers.