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Vamana Jayanti 2016
 

About 2016 Vamana Jayanti 2016

Parsva or Parivartini (Vamana Jayanti 2016) Ekadashi Vrat 
24th September 2016 (Thursday)
 
 

Vamana Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Vishnu. VamanaVamanaVamana
In VAMANA Avatar, Vishnu incarnates himself as a dwarf priest...
was the fifth incarnation of Lord VishnuVishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
during Treta Yuga. Special Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are deadis organized in Lord Vishnu temples on the occasion of Vamana Jayanti.

 

Vamana Jayanthi is dedicated to the Vamana Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. It is believed that Vamana (the dwarf) incarnation appeared on earth on Vaman Jayanti day. Vamana Jayanthi 2016 date is September 13. Annually it is celebrated on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month – 12th day of the waxing phase of the moon.

 

Parsva Ekadashi, also known as Vamana Jayanti, is celebrated on the eleventh day of the bright lunar fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada (August-September), according to the Hindu calendar. The day also marks the birth anniversary of Vamana, who was a dwarf and an incarnation of Vishnu. It is also believed that after sleeping on one side on Adi Shesha, Vishnu takes a turn to another side. He shifts his sleeping position and turns from left side to the right side, hence the day is also known as Parsva Parivartini Ekadashi.
 

Legend

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to Yudhisthira and he also stressed on the significance of observing a fast on this day. There was a demon king named Bali. Though he was born in a demon dynasty, he was a just and honest king and a true devotee of Vishnu. Bali use to worship Vishnu with a dedicated heart and had made many fire sacrifices in his name. Once he got into a fight with Indra and to show his power and superiority, he took over his complete celestial kingdom. The kingdom was given to Indra by Vishnu himself. On the loss, all the Gods requested Vishnu to defeat Bali.

Vishnu then took a form of a dwarf, who was also a Brahmin The conventional Hindu caste system divided society into four sects and Brahmin was known as the learned class who gained the knowledge of sacred texts written on Hinduismand went to Bali’s kingdom to ask for some charity. This incarnation was known as Vamana. The dwarf asked Bali to give him the ground, he could cover with his three small steps to which Bali agreed, despite of sensing a scheme. Vamana then grew in his size. With one step, he covered the entire earth and with another he covered the universe. On being asking where should he keep his third step, Bali bowed down in humility and presented him his head. Vamana put his foot on the head offered, thus sending him to the Netherlands.

Impressed by his dedication and ability to keep his promises, Vishnu blessed him and his house with his eternal presence.

Rituals

One should take an early bath and offer prayers to Vamana. He should visit temples dedicated to Vishnu and listen to a priest narrating the above-mentioned legend. He should also stay vigil at night, chanting Vishnu Stotram. He should not consume any food items made from rice, grains and beans. People can observe a complete day fast, but some can also opt for a partial one, allowing themselves to consume fruits and drink water. Devotees should offer a mixture of yogurt, rice and silver to a Brahmin.

Significance

One who observes a fast on this day is freed from the pains and greed of the materialistic world. He gains absolutions from all his sins and attains salvation. When he dies, his soul resides in the abode of Vishnu. The benefits of performing a fast on Parsva Ekadashi is equivalent to the benefits of performing thousand horse sacrifice.

 

 



 

 
 
 

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