Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Vratham is observed on Ananta Chaturdashi in Bhadrapada Month of Hindu calendar (September). In 2015, Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Vratham date is September 27.
Ananta Chaturdashi falls on the fourteenth day of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada Masam (Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi). It is also observed as Ganesh Visarjan (Ganesh immersion) day as it marks the conclusion of Ganapati Navaratri Utsavams.
Reason behind observing Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Vratham
Devotees of Lord Vishnu believe that worship of Lord Vishnu in the form of Ananta Padmanabha, will remove their sorrows. The word ‘Ananta itself gives the meaning – endless. Endless joy and happiness is provided by performing Anantha Vratham.
Ananta Vratam has to be observed for 14 consecutive years by married couple for their long and everlasting bond of love and affection. Importance of Padmanabha Swamy Vratham..
Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Vratha Katha, story associated with this austerity
Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Vratha Katha is mentioned in several Puranas. According to some legends, Lord Krishna suggested King Yudhishtira (Dharmaraja) to observe Anant Vrata for 14 continuous years to get rid of his sorrows and to bring back his wealth and kingdom that he lost in gambling game of Kauravas. Read full story of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Vratham here..
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