Dev Uthani Ekadashi 2023: To celebrate it on November 23 or 24?

Dev Uthani Ekadashi will be observed on November 23, according to Hindu Panchang.

Follow us:
Courtesy: ANI

Dev Uthani Ekadashi falls in Shukla Paksha of Kartik Maas, which holds a special significance in the Hindu religion. This year, Dev Uthani Ekadashi will be celebrated on November 23. 

Dev Uthani Ekadashi is also known as Prabodhini or Devotthan Ekadashi. According to the scriptures, Lord Vishnu, the protector of the world, wakes up from yoga nidra after four months and takes charge of the creation again. All auspicious tasks also start from this day. 

Date and Time of Dev Uthani Ekadashi

  • Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 11:03 PM on Nov 22, 2023
  • Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 09:01 PM on Nov 23, 2023
  • Dev Utthani Ekadashi - Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Parana Time - 06:51 AM to 08:58 AM On November 24

So, according to Uday Tithi, Ekadashi will be observed on November 23, this year.

What is Parana?

Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is done only after sunrise on the next day of Ekadashi fast. According to the scriptures, it is believed that it is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi. It is said that not doing Parana within Dwadashi is considered an offence, as per the scriptures.

Apart from this, the devotee should also remember not to end fast during Hari Vasara. Hari Vasara is the first one-fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. According to Hindu Panchang, Pratahkal is considered the most preferred time to end the fast. Madhyahna should also be avoided for ending the fast. If for some reason, one is not able to end the fast in Pratahkal, one should consider doing it after Madhyahna.

Also, at times Ekadashi Tithi falls on two consecutive days, so that, one should observe the fast on the first day. The second one is suggested for Sanyasis, widows, and for those who want Moksha.

Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for loyal devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.

There is also a provision for the marriage of Lord Shaligram and Mother Tulsi after Dev Uthani Ekadashi.