Saphala Ekadashi Vrat, Saphala Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi, how to observe Saphala Ekadashi Vrat, Saphala Ekadashi procedure, when is Saphala Ekadashi Vrat observed?
As per the traditional North Indian Hindu calendar, in the Pousha month, during the waning phase of the moon (Krishna Paksha) Safala Ekadashi falls on this day. According to the Georgian calander, this Ekadashi falls in the month of December or January. This Ekadashi day is considered very auspicious for performing good deeds.
This day is regarded as highly significant and perfect for seeking the blessings of the Lord Vishnu or Narayan. It is also widely mentioned in Brahmanda Purana, Vrat on this particular Ekadashi, devotees largely becomes the dearest of the dear to the almighty Lord.
On the other hand, as per Hindu wide beliefs, a person observing a fast on Safala Ekadashi strongly believed to have being directly blessed more than a devotee performing ritual and religious activities such as baths or holy dip in all the sacred rivers in India on all the auspicious and religious important festive days. In most of the regions, this Ekadashi practiced with great devotion and dedication and it is celebrated as per the Vedic rules and practices. On the other hand, a devotee would be directly released from all kinds of his or her previous sins and ill deeds.
On this day, devotees avoid those foods containing garins and rice. During the whole night without sleeping on this day most of the Hindu devotee’s stay awake or vigil. This Ekadashi is largely dedicated and devoted to Lord Vishnu. Among all the twenty four Ekadashi, Safala Ekadashi Vrat has special significance in the religious and social circuit of Hinduism.