Bhoumi Ekadashi 2014, Bhaumi Ekadashi or Jaya Ekadashi in Orissa

Bhoumi Ekadashi or Bhaumi Ekadasi, Bhishma Ekadashi or Jaya Ekadasi, is observed on Magh Shukla Ekadashi day in Orissa. In 2013, Bhoumi Ekadashi date is February 10.

It is celebrated as a big festival in Puri Jagannath Temple. As the festival is associated with Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram and Bhishma, Lord Puri Jagannath is worshipped with utmost gaiety. Thousands of devotees throng the abode of Jagannath and offer special pujas and food offerings to the deity.

On Bhoumi Ekadasi day, Vishnu Sahasranama stotram was revealed by Lord Krishna to Arjuna. Hence the day is also known as Vishnu Sahasranama stotram Jayanti. Punya Snan at Puri and offering Til (sesame seeds) to Brahmins or poor is highly meritorious.

In 2013, Bhoumi Ekadashi date was February 21.

Bhoumi Ekadashi 2012 date was 3 February 2012.

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  1. bharthi says:

    if bheeshma passed away on ashtami day how could he reveal the vishnu sahasranama on the ekadashi day?